Daniel Kalla

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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

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Average rating: 3.79 · 5,382 ratings · 589 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Far Side of the Sky (Ad...

3.91 avg rating — 1,385 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Pandemic (Dr. Noah Haldane,...

3.75 avg rating — 1,226 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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Blood Lies

3.76 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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Cold Plague

3.70 avg rating — 659 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Rising Sun, Falling Shadow ...

3.82 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Rage Therapy

3.61 avg rating — 345 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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3.77 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Of Flesh and Blood

3.73 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Nightfall Over Shanghai (Ad...

3.91 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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We All Fall Down

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The Far Side of the Sky Rising Sun, Falling Shadow 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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“What I fail to understand is how a civilized world that claims to be so appalled by such brutality can simply turn its back on the victims.”
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Quantum Thief - BlackWolves Master 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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