From Goodreads: 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…
Read for FUN!
Challenges: Audiobook, Men In Uniform, Suspense/Thriller, For Fun, TBR, Zombie
Overall Rating: 5.00+
Story Rating: 5.00+
Character Rating: 5.00+
Audio Rating (not part of the overall): 3.00 (Wasn’t my favorite in audio–switched to paper half way through)
First thought when finished: This book did for me the same thing The President’s Vampire did–gave me my action/thriller love coupled with my paranormal love! *sigh* I am in love with Joe Ledger!
What I Loved: There wasn’t much I didn’t love about this book! Patient Zero had heart-stopping action that any thriller junkie would love. It had a fantastic lead character, Joe Ledger, that any fan of conflicted heroes would love. He reminded me of a cross between Jason Bourne and Jack Baeur—lethal, cunning, and yet still had a heart. It also had fantastic side characters that you can’t help but adore, suspect of being of moles, and care for in every aspect. I wont’ go into any individual detail because a huge part of the fun of this book is the back-seat detective game you have going in your head. Seriously, I was sure I figured it out a couple of times. Of course, that means that I was also wrong a couple of times 🙂 I can’t say enough about this book. It is just FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!
Audio Review: I love audiobooks but this one just did not work for me. I listened to about half of the story in audio then switched over to paper. I just don’t think there was enough urgency in the narrators voice. I have listened other books Ray Porter has done and they were excellent. So I think it might have been my urgency keyed up feeling and not necessarily the narrators. So bottom line, Ray Porter is an excellent narrator but this book didn’t work for ME in audio form! Hope that makes sense because if you skip a book that has Ray as a narrator you are missing out on some true narration genius.
Final Thought: Not everyone will like this book but if you are a fan of Paranormal Thrillers—you will LOVE IT!
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