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Containment novel by author Nick Thacker

My Review

Oh my!! A high octane read which gathered speed at every chapter raising the pitch to the pinnacle in the second half where world health was at stake. Author Nick Thacker wrote the book with a thrilling flourish where a contagion was wildly spreading bringing death and destruction. Too close to the truth? Perhaps.

An imperfect hero and a scientist heroine and a world threatened with a contagion with people dying was the crux of the story. Add to this few twists and I got a rollicking thriller.

Short snappy chapters made this book fly, the action too helped. The narration kept to the flow of an action thriller on the backdrop of evils of medicine. Jack was strong yet vulnerable. His determination to get to the bottom of this probable bio warfare made me like him more.

Reading about something which was happening in real life was difficult, but I was happy to read it as I knew that this story would have a happy ending, and the bookish world would be saved without too many casualties, unlike real world.

The writing kept the dialogues flowing with intelligence and action interspersing it. The characters seemed to complement each other. I was happy the romance was not concentrated on. The story had a flying start and the last few pages made it a cracking read. Fun times in difficult times.

An exciting fast paced thriller

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Details

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Book Blurb

When there’s nothing left to lose, there’s no limit to what you’ll risk.

Jake Parker’s world collapsed with the violent death of his wife during a police-led raid. In the awful aftermath, he hung up his detective’s badge for good. Now ex-military, ex-police, he has embraced a simple civilian life. But when a deadly new disease begins to threaten American lives, Jake is dragged out of his self-imposed retirement.

When a young family at a remote detention center die from a mysterious illness, Jake is contacted by a government official to launch a covert investigation. An unknown disease has entered the system, causing agonizing death and visible signs of blood pooling beneath the skin, and it seems to be spreading. If Jake can’t get on the ground quickly to eliminate the threat before it becomes an epidemic, countless more innocent lives could be at risk.

With the help of medical professor Eliza Mendoza, Jake heads to the border, but what they uncover there is evidence that this devastating disease is man-made, and part of a calculated plot aimed right at the heart of government. With powerful forces ranged against him, Jake must use all his ingenuity to bring down the ruthless organization behind the attack. Failure is not an option.

Publication Date: September 2020

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I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED. All my reviews can be read here

6 Responses

    1. Washing hands is good. Keeps you safe. But this onw had a different kind of pathogen, blood under the skin and all that… 😂 As long as the hero could kill the villains I am cool with it. I need the perps to die. Bam bam bam. They are gone!!

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