Top positive review
Solid, engaging and well plotted.
on 15 January 2014
The core theme of this book, an unleashed viral epidemic with hints of espionage, terrorism, cultism and world-changing consequences, is fairly well tried and tested. I cannot pretend that the book does not in some ways follow the pattern of other books and tales from the same genre, but it does, despite this, do a good job of laying out the story line well and keeping the reader engaged and invested in the plot.
It is harsh and gritty without being gratuitously gory, encompasses strong characterization without turning the whole plot line into an ego trip, and weaves in the complexity of family relations, romance gone wrong and the real-life consequences of Frankenstein science gone awry... Along with the stories of the people who are left to deal with it, and who have very real concerns and agendas of their own.
For those that enjoy this type of story line, Final Epidemic is a solid book, which keeps the reader engaged to the end.
Four stars from me, for a good, well written story, and one that would make me buy further future books from the author; not a five star review as it was just ever so slightly lacking in the "wow" factor that would place it in a league of its own within its class.