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Daniel Kalla

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in Vancouver, Canada


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Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Kalla spends his days (and sometimes nights) working as an ER Physician in an urban teaching hospital.

The idea for his first medical thriller, PANDEMIC, sprang from his clinical experience in facing the SARS crisis of 2003. He has written five science thrillers and or medical mysteries, delving into themes and topics as diverse as superbugs, drug addiction, prions, DNA evidence, pandemics and patient abuse.

Kalla’s last book, THE FAR SIDE OF THE SKY, is a historical novel set in Second World War Shanghai against the dramatic backdrop of converging cultures and ideologies. His latest, RISING SUN, FALLING SHADOW continues the story of the Adler family through 1943, the bleakest year in war-torn Sh

I’m not shy. In fact, I kind of enjoy public speaking. Last year, I wrote a blog gushing over how much fun I have attending book clubs. I raved about the perks: the informed audience, insightful conversation and, of course, the often “bottomless” wine glass! But there are never ever bottomless wine glasses at a […]
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The Far Side of the Sky

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Blood Lies

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Cold Plague

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Rage Therapy

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Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

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Of Flesh and Blood

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Nightfall Over Shanghai

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The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla
"The Far Side Of The Sky was a fascinating look at a part of history that I never knew before reading it.
The terror of Kristallnacht forces Austrian Jew Dr Adler to search for a way out of Nazi Germany for his family and himself.With his brother mu..." Read more of this review »
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“Simon shook his head. ‘The Nazis in Germany…the Japanese here in Shanghai…Treating people as less than human because of the shape of their faces or the sound of their names. Sometimes it feels like the whole damn world is unraveling.”
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“Quisiera que mi determinación adquiriera determinaciones legendarias.”
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Quantum Thief - Queen of the Night Thank you for accepting my friend request. I just started reading one of your books Blood Lies and it is simply amazing. Cannot wait to read more of your work :)

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Toni Osborne Congratulations for providing hours of entertaining reading. I became a fan after seeing you on TV promoting one of your books, was curious, got it, loved it and had to get all of them. Your writing is so captivating but admit scary in some way....

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