Countdown: A Joe Ledger Prequel Short Story to Patient Zero
"I didn't plan to kill anyone. I wasn't totally against the idea, either. Sometimes things just fall that way, and either you roll with it or it rolls over you. Letting the bad guys win isn't how I roll."
Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force… who's about to get a serious promotion....more
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Very good as well, but not meant to be a series starter.
It is a short story about the event that put Joe on the radar of DMS and what prompted Mr. Church to organize a... job interview for Ledger.
If you liked Patient Zero, you're going to like this short story as well. 5*
You may also read it before the actual series starter as it will provide a sense of continuity.
I should probably add that Patient Zero was one of the best books I read in 2015, a ...more
Great action-packed short story which can be read before the main series. It's only 20 minutes in audio but I was hooked from the start. I like the style and more important - I like the MC's voice. He's calm, tough and hardly hesitates before shooting ;). I definitely want more of him and more of this story so book #1 is already in my TBR soon.
Audio Note: I'm giving half a star up because of the fantastic audio performance. This was my first listening to Ray Porter and he was great! Hal ...more
Secondly, there is NOTHING in this story that has ANYTHING to do with Pine Deep! I know that one of the other novels/stories featuring Joe Ledger having something to do with that town (where Maberry's trilogy of 'Ghost Roa ...more
But that's because most of the contents are actually in the book it's prequelling. Word for word.
This is a bit of an expansion on the introductory part of Patient Zero. Don't look for much new here, you won't find it. But it's not a bad way to burn a few minutes.
For a more satisfying short read, try Zero Tolerance, but make certain that gets read after Patient Zero, or it will seriously spoil. ...more
It's very good and filled with action for such a very short story.
I would agree with another reviewer - it's on audible - listen don't buy.
Then read Patient Zero and then will be hooked on the Joe Ledger series! ...more
He writes in several genres. His young adult fiction includes ROT & ...more