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Plague - A Medical Thriller (The Plague Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Victor Methos
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A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and assigned to investigate its containment and origins.


Dr. Bower finds a microorganism unlike any she has run across in her lifetime. The symptomology points her to the most destructive disease in human history. One man has offered her help. A man with insight into the disease who reveals nothing about himself or his past.


Dr. Bower discovers that there are forces at work she can't understand. All applying pressure to use the chaos of an epidemic to their advantage. But there is one thing she is certain of: humanity may soon be an endangered species . . .


Victor Methos is the bestselling author of WHITE ANGEL MURDER and WALK IN DARKNESS. His work has appeared in magazines and literary journals across the United States and United Kingdom. He is on a current quest to climb the "Seven Summits," the seven highest peaks on earth, and to obtain his certificate as a deep-sea submersible pilot. He can be contacted through his blog at

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 764 KB
    • Print Length: 314 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B008XQ1FYI
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #111,477 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Victor Methos is a former prosecutor and is currently a criminal defense attorney in the Mountain West. He is the author of over forty books and several short story and poetry collections. Combined across all platforms, he has sold over a million books since 2011.

    After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Utah, Mr. Methos abandoned pursuing a doctorate in philosophy for law school. A partner at a law firm he helped found, he has conducted over 100 criminal trials and has been voted one of the most respected criminal lawyers in the West by Utah Business Magazine.

    Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and having lived throughout the world before settling in the United States, Mr. Methos loves experiencing new cultures and peoples. His current goal is climbing the Seven Summits, and hopefully not dying in the process.

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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Scary Thriller 27 Aug. 2012
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    Like other reviewers I 'bought' this mainly because it was free and it sounded interesting, I am really pleased that I did.

    The storyline is not an original one - there are plenty of 'world ending virus' books, films and TV programmes out there, however it is still a very entertaining read. The action moves along at a good pace and the characters are believable.

    My only real criticism of the book is that the ending seems really rushed and I would have liked some more explanations. It is almost as if the author forgot to put in the last couple of chapters. Despite this I would definitely recommend it.
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Medical mayhem 25 Aug. 2012
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    This is a real page turner - I was enthralled by the fast pace and unfolding story although the end was a little disappointing and I was imagining all sorts of terrible possibilities. A thoroughly good read and highly recommended.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Plague, I'm still mulling this one over! 5 Sept. 2012
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    I downloaded this when it was free as I haven't read any medical thrillers in a long time.

    The story begins in the forests of South America where a group of people are trekking, one man is taken ill and dies rather suddenly in hospital with some strange symptoms. However, it is not until the tour guide arrives home in Hawaii with the same symptoms that things start to go drastically wrong.

    Throughout the book we are introduced to more and more characters and to be honest I did start to get a little confused about who was who as they all belonged to organisations such as the CDC or FBI or other such places, I started to get some of them mixed up! Basically it takes a long time for the authorities to realise that a rather infections and contagious virus is killing a large amount of the population on the small island of Hawaii. By the time the magnitude of the situation is understood it looks like it could be too late for the whole of mankind. Add into this a secretive agent who isn't who he claims to be and you will be guessing who done it for the whole book, in fact not only who done it, but what they did and why.

    It's the sort of book that makes you think about society and how things could be very different if a deadly virus was actually discovered. It keeps you thinking about it a few days after you finish the book too, I like it when a book makes me think even after I've finished reading it!

    Warning - Some of the medical bits/patients symptoms in the book are quite graphic.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Just as the title says 11 Sept. 2012
    By Mole
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    A tourist in the jungle is taken ill; and subsequently dies. But the illness that has killed him is a "hot" virus and has already been passed on to one of the others; and it's taken back to civilisation at which point large numbers of others quickly begin perish. A team of medical people set out to uncover the cause and origin of the disease; and protect their own lives at the same time from someone that is out to see the plague spread.

    It is a fast paced story, made easier to read by the relatively short chapters, some just a few pages long. The action moves between a number of locations and as the disease progresses, society descends into anarchy. The plot is quite "tight" although it might have been improved by expanding a little on some of the key incidents.

    The plot is not that new; it has been covered before in some longer books and many have even have more detailed information on how something of this nature might occur and how the event might play out. Certainly, there are groups that are prepared to deal with any potential problem, just as there are people that believe they will survive just because they are the "chosen ones". As for the climax of the story; there are people out there that would be willing and prepared to take the decisions made in the book and probably even harsher measures.

    It's not a bad story, reasonably well thought out and written and I enjoyed reading it.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars What a thrilling read! 27 Aug. 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found that I became very attached to the main characters. I really had trouble putting this book down as it was so engrossing to read. I would recommend this book to anyone, as it is a great read. And there are so many unexpected! The best book I have read in a long time!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST BOOK BY FAR!! 11 Sept. 2013
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    This was an absolutely brilliant book - I have been reading zombie apocalyptic books for the past year and literally fell across this novel. I have read medical thrillers in the past and thought I would give it a go.

    My God what a page turner!! This was breath of fresh air and an absolute joy to read. The characters were so life like and the story so real that the pages turned without me even realising it. I was only half way through this book before I bought the second in the trilogy, (which I will start as soon as I have finished this review.) It is beautifully written and the effort the author must have invested in this novel really shows.

    Seriously - buy this book. For the effort alone that the author has put into this novel, I would have paid a lot more than it sold for.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars "Plague"--- read and stuck on the bookshelf 8 Dec. 2012
    By Jack H.
    Having looked forward for the arrival of this book, I was disappointed at the start by the fact that is was a small read book.
    The gruesome front cover depicted an exciting read, and the first couple of short chapters seemed to be building up to a really good story.
    However, as the story unfolded it became very apparent that it was a "diary" style written book and it became very predictable, so much so that I began skipping lines.
    There were some vivid discriptions of the results of having contracted the virus which were very repetative, and the conclusion was very predictable, and weak.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars they were absolutely fantastic! Fabulous
    You have to read the three books, they were absolutely fantastic! Fabulous reading
    Published 1 month ago by Darrell Erica Abbott
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    Gripping storyline , not often that I finish a book but this was very interesting.
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    Published 10 months ago by MRS ROSEMARIE E P WHITE
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    This book is very poorly written. It started off quite well but the author has obviously developed writers block There is no continuity in the narrative and the book fails to make... Read more
    Published 11 months ago by LM
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
    I Enjoyed reading this and will now buy the next book in the series. I did get lost a little in the beginning as the people were introduced, but it soon all maid Spence. Read more
    Published 11 months ago by Kindle snappy46Customer
    2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    I liked the plot, but sadly the book didn't live up to that. The characters were bare stereotypes and the ending clumsy and rushed to finish the first instalment and attempt to... Read more
    Published 11 months ago by txjy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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