[Ebook] ➦ Patient Zero (Joe Ledger Book 1) ➥ Jonathan Maberry – Tactical-player.co.uk

Patient Zero (Joe Ledger Book 1) I Had A Fine Old Time Reading PATIENT ZERO Jonathan Maberry Has Found A Delightful Voice For This Adventure Of Joe Ledger And His Crew While The Action Is Heated, Violent, And Furious, The Writing Remains Cool, Steady, And Low Key, Framing All The Wildness And Exuberance In A Calm Rationality Given An Almost Comic Edge That Renders It As Palatable As Your Favorite Flavor Of Ice Cream This Is A Lovely Feat, And Maberry Has Written A Memorable Book Peter Straub Patient Zero Is High Octane Excitement From Beginning To End, And The Start Of A Fabulous New Series Joe Ledger And The DMS Have My Vote As The Team To Beat When Combatting Terrorist Threats On A Grand Scale David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling Author Of FIRST BLOOD And CREEPERS Scary, Creepy, And Gripping PATIENT ZERO Is Night Of The Living Dead Meets Michael Crichton Joseph Finder, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Power Play A Fast Paced, Creepy Thriller That As Prickly As A Hospital Needle And Sounds A Little Too Convincing This Guy Is Good Joe R Lansdale Brutal Action, Insanely Intelligent, And So Real That The Hair On The Back Of Your Neck Stands Up LA Banks, The Vampire Huntress Legends Series, New York Times Best Selling Author With Zombies The Plot Is Simple But Completely Gripping The Pace Breakneck One Of The Most Exciting Thrillers We Ve Read In Years And Arguably The Greatest Zombie Novel Sam Ashurst SFX A Well Written, Often Insanely Paced And Utterly Compelling Piece Of Entertainment But The Real Joy Of This Novel Is The Plot Occasionally Implausible, But Unfailingly Gripping, It Makes For The Same Sort Of Breathless Guilty Pleasure As Reading A James Patterson Novel Steve Robinson DEATHRAY To State That, With Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry Has Written An Excellent Thriller With Horror Trappings Is Misleading On The Other Hand, To Say He S Composed A Fine Horror Novel With Thriller Aspects Isn T Quite Right, Either Perhaps, It Is Most Appropriate To Simply Conclude The Man Has Succeeded In His Goal FANGORIA Patient Zero Is A Terrific Action Horror Novel That Effortlessly And Absolutely Satisfies The Requirements Of Both Genres It S Also, And I Say This Without Making Light Of The Fact, A Truly Post Zombie Novel, And All The Terrifying For It HORRORSCOPE Patient Zero Is Definitely A Zombie Story For The Twenty First Century, It Has Big Ideas And It S Right There In Your Face Trying To Bite It Off If You Like Zombie Fiction Then I Reckon You Ll Enjoy This GRAEME S FANTASY BOOK REVIEW An Accomplished Thriller Which Overcomes Its Dafter Aspects To Become An Enjoyable Novel SFF CHRONICLES Patient Zero Ticks All The Turn The Page Buttons With Action Blasting Into Being At Exactly The Right Junctures Patient Zero Does Feel Like Something New, But In Reality It S A Hybrid That Revolves Around Maberry S Ability To Successfully Incorporate Horror Elements Into A Contemporary Post Hotbed Of Political Intrigue, Global Corporate Aspirations And Military National Wills BOOK GEEKS Fits Well Into The Tom Clancy Techno Thriller World It Just Happens To Be Zombies Not Terrorists Who Are The Enemy The Action Is Well Written, With Some Very Tense Sequences That Don T Stint On The Necessary Gore If You Re After A Fast Paced Action Thriller With A High Violence Quotient, Patient Zero Fits The Bill DREAMWATCH TOTAL SCI FI Patient Zero Is A Fast Paced Thriller That S Amongst The Best Of Its Genre, And Which Will Win The Writer Many New Readers, Plaudits And Perhaps Awards And Deservedly So STRANGE HORIZONS This book is what is best described as every cliche out of an action film, ever, in book form It s not exactly literary genius, but it isn t poor as some books I have read on recently have been.Ultimately if you want something trashy to fill a few hours, this is perfect It s entertaining, quite straight forward, and a lot of fun Reminds me some what of the Clive Cussler books in that sense and it does a perfectly good job.Patient Zero tells the story of the DMS, Department of Military Science, who take on a terrorist trying to create zombies as a bioweapon for an attack on America I did not realise that this was the first in a series of books about the main character, so my initial expectation was that it would go in a World War Z fashion, but I still really enjoyed it nonetheless I do recommend it if you re looking for some simple action writing. Patient Zero flagged as a recommendation on after I boughtTurn Coat Dresden Files 11 some time ago After reading the synopsis I dismissed it as a dumb action horror novel all mindless gore and guns.The recommendation reappeared after I bought Chris Farnsworth s extremely enjoyable Vampire Espionage cross overBlood Oath highly recommended and definitely not a Twilight or Tru Blood cash in This time there were some readers reviews to go with the synopsis, and these suggested that contrary to appearances there was to Patient Zero than a muscle bound hero blowing away Zombie hordes The fact that Nick Brett, whose reviews I generally trust, thought it a fun read made me think twice and so I took the plunge.I am very glad I did, because Patient Zero is not at all the sort of book I was expecting Even with the positive reviews I was still thinking it would be a mash up of a Matthew Reilly novel, all frenetic but implausible action, and Romero s Living Dead movies I pretty much dismissed reviewers reference to Michael Chrichton as overly excessive praise It turns out that, whilst I still can t really see the similarities with Chrichton s work, Patient Zero is very far from being just action and zombies It is a proper, adult thriller with a relatively complex plot, some decent characterisation for the genre and at least a stab at making the science behind the zombies or Walkers as the book calls them sound plausible.There is plenty of action of course some of the most intense and best written I have come across in a while One seemingly last, desperate stand by the book s heroes was so tense that I literally felt impelled to keep turning the pages to find out how it ended The story as a whole in fact, has a feel of constant forward momentum that keeps you gripped from start to finish, but avoids being a headlong rush of constant action that just becomes wearisome There are plenty of quieter moments, allowing Maberry to give key characters a little depth or provide some necessary exposition.I ve not read any of Maberry s previous novels so can t compare them to Patient Zero, but he s obviously a writer with some talent Structure, descriptions and dialogue are all first rate and as I ve said before he s a great writer of clear but ferocious action He does go slightly OTT on the emotional analysis from time to time and as another reviewer has pointed out some of the cod psychobabble he throws in just feels out of place, but these are minor quibbles.There are also some significant holes in the plot he has come up with, with characters making decisions that simply defy logic if you think about them too much and conspiracies that are far too overly complex, but such is the book s momentum that these pass you by whilst you re reading it Just don t think too hard about it afterwards.The final act is also a little messy After the bavura Alamo style last stand two thirds of the way through anything less was going to feel like a bit of an anticlimax, but the final series of events simply has too much going on, with parallel plot threads being tied up simultaneously and numerous threats to be taken care of Although its never gets confusing its doesn t really flow either.Its not enough to really detract from all the great stuff that has gone before however, and overall Patient Zero is than deserving of four stars If I didn t have a stack of other books to read I d probably be ordering the next book in the series,The Dragon Factory, right now As it is it is going straight to the top of my wishlist.

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