Horror Review: Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

Sometimes trying an author again works out!


Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
Horror Fiction
Released January 2009
Amazon | Goodreads | Better World Books 
When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance... 

My Thoughts:

I listened to this story on audio and I didn't take notes so this will not be a real review, not that my other reviews are real either, ha. I tried reading another Maberry book called Ghost Road Blues (that sad excuse for a review is here ) and I did not get along with it, its narrator, nor its male characters but so many love this Joe Ledger character that I figured I'd give the author try. And I'm glad I did.

I love this Joe Ledger person. He is crabby and sarcastic and amusing and one hell of a smart, resourceful guy. Thanks to all of you who pushed him on me :) Now I'm the first to admit that I'm not a fan of all action, all of the time so even though this story is filled with military action, evil maneuverings by evil people, medical terminology and pretty much non-stop zombie action in its latter half, I still enjoyed it a whole bunch. Why? How? Well, Joe Ledger. Author Maberry sets up his character development early on and I was hooked until the very end.

I'm even going to search out the others in this series and I hardly ever do such a thing.

Comments

  1. I admit I'm not a fan of the author! I just never took to his books for some reason! Looks like you had a good time with it though and that's good!

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    1. This was a good one for me. Ghost Road Blues? Nope.

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  2. Glad this worked for you. I've heard good things too but never read any. Hope the rest are just as good for you!

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  3. A good (or bad) character can definitely make or break a book for me. :)

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    1. Most definitely. I don't do well with books that are all action/no characterization. This one wasn't one of those, thank the gods.

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  4. I've never read anything by this author.

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  5. It sounds like I should meet this character. I think I have this ebook. Need to check and see.

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  6. Joe Ledger sounds like fun. I've never heard of this, but I'd like to try Maberry one of these days😀

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    1. This is a good one to start. I didn't like the other one I tried and nearly gave up on his writing.

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  7. I haven't read his books yet but it's one of the few authors/series my husband enjoys.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. This one was great. I'll try another whenever I stumble on the audio or get caught up. Whichever comes first, I guess :)

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