The Gabon Virus: A Novel (TSI: Time Scene Investigators #1)
An ancient disease, a modern pandemic, and the one person who offers hope for a cure has been dead for 350 years
In 1666, a horrible disease took the lives of almost every person in Eyam (pronounced Eem), England. Helping the sick and the dying was the mysterious and ghostlike Blue Monk, whose strange appearance terrified even those who were comforte...more
While I found it hard at times to keep ...more
Keys to the current virus and how to stop it may be found in the medieval history of a town called Eyams that survived plague in the Middle Ages.
In addition, there are agents of a pharmaceutical company (who wants to make profits from a cure) and of a radical environmental group (who want to exterminate ...more
Just inside the front cover there's this:
Our purpose at Howard Books is to:
1) Increase faith in the hearts of growing Christians
2) Inspire holiness in the lives of believers
3) Instill hope in the hearts of struggling people everywhere
Because He's coming again!
Uh, hmmm ... okay. That's fine and dandy but if you're going to preach to m ...more
I like how the authors added "checkpoints" or what they called Parts throughout the book. This way the sections are divided from beginning, m ...more
A vast array of personalities were brought together in this cast of characters. Real fears and dilemmas were carried to light and worked throug ...more
The christain undertones to the story were an unexpected surprise that I really enjoyed. Many books that are focused in science totally ignore the existance of God. It is like that the authors think that the two can't possibly work together. I was so glad to see the authors use science and religion together."
Gabon virus captures one's attention from the first. Even though this is a fictional account, it details what could easily happen today. Interested readers should also read The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story -- a nonfiction account of dealing with deadly viruses.
This was a great suspense and quick read! I'm hoping there will be more books like this - maybe this is the beginning of a series?