By Daniel Kalla
Publisher: Forge Books
Number Of Pages: 416
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 076535084X
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Pandemic thrillers appear to be one of the popular subjects for today's thrillers. Though published in 2005, this issue will contine to resonate.

Well-research and written, I believe the fear of a pandemic is real despite the probability being low. The fear is captured as well as the potential. What I did not like was the connection to, and blame on, Islamic terrorists. What could have been a decent thriller ala Outbreak turns into a predictable, cliche-riddle, well, terrorist story. Post 9/11 terrorism connections appear to be the rage as well and I wish today's authors would stay away from it like they would stay away from the flu described in this book. Though relevant, it has become common place and unoriginal.
I have not read Kalla's Resistance but after reviewing the notes for it, I fear it will be the same as Pandemic, only with a bacteria vice a virus.

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