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The Deadliest Strain
The Deadliest Strain
Author: Jan Coffey
What can stand between America and a plague that devours human bodies from the inside out? — Cases of sudden, unexplained deaths—marked by rapid decomposition—are cropping up across the U.S. Their cause: a supermicrobe that causes flesh-eating disease so aggressive that victims die within an hour and infect dozens more. S — uspecting bio...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780778324584
ISBN-10: 0778324583
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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esjro avatar reviewed The Deadliest Strain on + 902 more book reviews
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In The Deadliest Strain, a virus of unknown origin appears in seemingly random locations. The government suspects it is a biological weapon, and enlists the help of a Kurdish scientist who for five years has been imprisoned in a Guantanamo-like facility.

The Deadliest Strain reads like a cross between a Michael Palmer medical thriller and a Thousand Splendid Sons. The character of the Kurdish scientist and her back story is engaging and surprisingly touching. Less effective is the thriller aspect, and that plot line's ending is anticlimactic. This book is still an enjoyable read, and the authors (Coffey is actually a husband and wife team) deserve credit for the research they obviously did and for giving this thriller some brains and heart.
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I have read a couple of Coffey's books and liked them but this one I didn't get past page 150, I'm not saying it's a bad book but it's the kind of story I just don't care about. I don't read about diseases or things like that and I felt this one was kind of dragged out in just the pages I did read.

Just not for me
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This was a very great read that was full of excitment and suspense.