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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  212 ratings  ·  42 reviews
In only a matter of days, 9/11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers will be rivaled by a lone-wolf terrorist attack on America. Atlanta is targeted as Ground Zero for the most horrifying plague in modern times. Deep in the secret recesses of a Cold War lab, the Russians created tons of deadly bio-weapons. Now, decades later, a protégé of that Russian research is about to ...more
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Published September 17th 2012 by BelleBooks
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
"In 2008, a congressional commission warned, 'given a high-level of know-how needed to use disease as a weapon to cause mass casualties, the United States should be less concerned that terrorists will become biologists and far more concerned that biologists will become terrorists.'"

If you're looking for an edge of your seat suspense thriller that has the potential to become a reality dealing with creating genetically enhanced biological viruses that could be used as the ultimate in terrorist we
Lee Clevenger
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buzz Bernard's second novel, Plague, is quite possibly the fastest-paced and most intriguing thriller of the twenty-first century. The characters are unforgettable . . . first: physically: from a hippie-type protagonist who happens to be a retired business genius recruited to keep a company afloat temporarily after its masterminds have all been killed in a plane crash, to a doctor so memorable the reader can almost hear his sandals repeatedly clip-clop whenever he appears . . . then: in the dept ...more
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book.

It is different from the author's first book, Eyewall, but is just as intense...if not even more so on a different level.

If you're up for a great page-turner that involves a pretty scary POSSIBLE killer-virus scenario mixed with a thriller/intrigue slant, this is the one that will have you going without normal sleep until you finish it!
So, I Read This Book Today
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: terrorism
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: book blog
“We produce bout 100 metric tons per year of weaponized variola virus. Smallpox.” Uri Sherbokov – designated escort, minder, keeper – Plague

"I studied at Emory University in America." – Alnour Barashi – Terrorist – Plague

"We had begun working on the biological warfare issue in 1993, after the World Trade Center bombing made it clear that terrorism could strike at home, and a defector from Russia had told us that his country had huge stocks of anthrax, smallpox, Ebola, and other pathogens, and ha
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Alicia by: review copy - Library Thing
Plague, written by H. W. "Buzz" Bernard, is a sophisticated thriller. This book is the ultimate reality check bringing up an all-important point that we are only an airplane ride away from a pandemic that in a matter of days may leave a large portion of population dead. Using scientific information from Richard Preston's Hot Zone, Bernard has created a biological horror story that reminds us that we are not dominant on this planet. We are actually held hostage by things that we cannot see nor d ...more
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In Plague by H.W. "Buzz" Bernard many people's worst fears may become a reality: a terrorist with weaponized Ebola virus is planning an attack on the USA. Before he instigates his attack, he has to test his developed strain of Ebola to see if it will work, meaning if it will kill. While Dr. Dwight Butler at the CDC is investigating a mysterious Ebola outbreak that began with two golfing buddies, Richard Wainwright, a pro tempore CEO at BioDawn, begins inspecting the books of his new company and ...more
Jeanie Loiacono
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing


"Fans of the late Michael Crichton should check out Buzz Bernard's Plague. This bioterrorism thriller is a real page-turner."-Cheryl Norman, author of Rebuild My World

In only a matter of days, 9/11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers will be rivaled by a lone-wolf terrorist attack on America. Atlanta is targeted as Ground Zero for the most horrifying plague in modern times.

Deep in the secret recesses of a Cold War lab, the Russians created to
This book captured my full attention very early on. The tension and suspense never let up and there are several plot twists that surprised and entertained me. The premise is horrifying and all too believable. Richard Wainwright steps into a temporary position at a pharmaceutical company for what should be an easy opportunity for a change of scenery and fresh start. Richard has a head for business and an eye for detail. He barely hangs his coat up in his new corporate digs when he discovers a mys ...more
Cheryl Kravetz
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Plague is quite a wild ride! What an amazingly, well-written, expertly-crafted book! I am originally from Atlanta and have relatives in the Roswell and Alpharetta area who I visit as often as I can. For that reason Plague hit close to home. The descriptions are all-too real and the story too believable. Well done, Mr. Bernard, well done. Plague is a book not to be missed.
Dennis Crotts
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible
This a story told day by day what would be like if a Muslim or any type terrorist was in the US and created a strain of Ebola that could be transmitted in the air and was letting it loose in Atlanta GA. This really takes you day by day of the events of the terrorist, the cops, CDC and innocent people who was used as test subjects just to see if the virus would work as he had plan. In the story is death, love, and radical, racial and bigotry on both the terrorist , the cops and big companies.
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May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another nailbiter by Buzz!

While I read this book with fear and horror, I prayed that the premise remains a nightmare never to be realized. The hate that radicalized Muslims hold for the U.S. Is terrifying and so sad. The few have hurt so many good devout people. But the fear that this tale could be real is what made this - another Buzz Bernard catastrophic scenario - so gripping. This author knows how to bring home the story!
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible
This is the first book I have read/listened too by this author. I can say I was not disappointed.
The book kept me on the edge of my seat.The characters just dragged you into the action. Some you will love, others you really should hate, but you cannot. I will definitely get more books by this author.
The narrator was great!
Chad Sayban
Jan 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
In only a matter of days, 9/11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers will be rivaled by a lone-wolf terrorist attack on America. Atlanta is targeted as Ground Zero for the most horrifying plague in modern times. Deep in the secret recesses of a Cold War lab, the Russians created tons of deadly bio-weapons. Now, decades later, a protégé of that Russian research is about to release weaponized Ebola into the heart of Atlanta. CDC Virologist Dr. Dwight Butler begins a frantic effort to track down t ...more
Annette Gisby
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, crime
What would you do if you were infected by a disease that had no cure, no vaccine, no preventative at all? And what would happen if that disease was used in bio-terrorism and released in a crowded city?

I have never read anything by H. W. "Buzz" Bernard before, and in fact hadn't heard of him until I got a copy of Plague to review. It's a story that grabs you from the first page and never lets go until the last page is turned. I know it's a cliché to say it is a page-turner, but it really is. I co
Brian's Book Blog
A threat unlike any ever seen on American soil…

A threat unlike any ever seen on American soil is just days away from being released. An altered version of Ebola which allows for airborne transmission is about to be released in Atlanta and could have the world on its knees in a few short days. This story is about the CEO of a biotech company who realizes that there is a lot more going on within his new company than he first realized. He must find out the truth and stop the terrorist before it’s t
Jan 06, 2013 rated it liked it
3.0 out of 5 stars - When I requested this book, I thought it would be more about the effects of a deliberate plague release instead of James Bond like adventure of basically one lone man trying to prevent the terrorist from doing so. In a series of completely implausible and unbelievable situations, our intrepid hero, ex Marine and corporate "Mr. Fix-it" Richard Wainwright is on his own to save the world! Although a couple of people actually get the genetically engineered Ebola-Reston virus and ...more
Nov 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I received a galley of Plague from Netgalley and Belle Bridge Books in exchange for an honest review.

A terrorist is targeting the United States (specifically Atlanta). His weapon isn't a bomb, a gun or an airplane. It's Ebola. Specifically a variety of Ebola that is airborne. CDC doctors, the FBI, a corporate CEO and even Mossad are working to stop him before it's too late.

This is a tough book for me to rate. The high level story is very interesting and scary. If terrorists really do get the ab
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Author Buzz Bernard is at his best when writing action scenes and describing gore. "Plague" starts out well, and delivers on initial expectations that we are in for a good read, but when female characters enter the story, the style of writing abruptly changes. It's almost as if a different author is writing these scenes. The first clue that something was amiss was the cleaning lady down on her hands and knees scrubbing the floor of a church hallway with a brush using circular motions. Nah-nah-na ...more
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Maybe I took the brief synopsis of what the book was about the wrong way. This book disappointed me based on what I expected to get from it versus what I actually got from it. There were too many instances of eye-rolling with me saying to myself, "Man this guy just got lucky... again." One of the many examples is fooling a professional scientist (that works with Ebola so must know what blood looks like) being fooled by red nail polish. Really? Have you ever been around nail polish? Do you know h ...more
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
A fast-paced, sometimes heart-stopping read with a lot of detail. I couldn't really feel any connection with the characters though. Storylines like this though always frighten me. These are a little too realistic for my liking maybe. A future that I hope to never see in my lifetime.

Perhaps this was a little too much on the gory side at times for me. I read through it quickly, and while it wasn't a bad read, I wouldn't say it would be a favorite. I couldn't always find myself pulled into the sto
May 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Plague wasn't entirely what I wanted it to be. I guess that I am pretty pathetic, but I wanted to have the story about stopping the Plague not stopping the fellow who was attempting to spread the plague. (I guess that was a pretty big spoiler, but it's what made me disappointed with the CEO that came in was Superman and Super Lucky. I suspended my disbelief so that I could continue to read the book and enjoy it, but I don't think that there is anyone who could do all the things that he did.
I di
Nicola Mansfield
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
An enthralling read with the action of a James Bond movie. The descriptions of death by Ebola are truly horrifying and the thought of that virus ever being made into a weapon of mass destruction is terrifying. I'll have to say I enjoyed the first half the most though as the narrative switched from the doctors dealing with Ebola patients to the hero CEO to the terrorist villain. Once everything came together and the plot became a chase between the hero and terrorist it did lag at some points but ...more
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a Kindle cheapie on Amazon, and it caught my attention because enjoy Plague and other Armageddon books. I read reviews before downloading it, and most reviewers stated that the first half moved along at a rapid pace, then the 2nd half bogged down with too many subplots. So I skimmed through the stupid subplots (eg, the romantic relationship and too much psycho-analysis. And thus, I enjoyed the book. It was a very fast read -- I read it in two days, most of it during some not-so-interest ...more
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a decent story about a terrorist trying to take out Atlanta with the ebola virus. It has action from the beginning until the end. It was a very interesting story, but it was not the type of book that I just didn't want to put down. It did hold my interest throughout the entire book though. The narrator did a good job. There was not a lot of emotion in his voice, but he did have different voices for each character and did not make the book boring at all. Overall, it's a great read and wo ...more
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Plague will scare you to death. You will keep turning the pages. Well put together. This book like his previous book Eyewall, has it all, terror, suspense, and a little romance and humor. Love his style of writing. The words just flow together and he has you right in there with the characters. Can't wait for his next book. ...more
Bookish Enchantment (Katherine Quirke)
This book started out very promising and it was quite good. But there was a shift somewhere that changed the focus slightly and I found that a little disappointing. This was a good read and could easily be classified as a thriller. However it was a simple thriller so if you like something a bit meaty this book could disappoint. An easy read and worth picking up.
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Strap in for this one because it never slows down. Buzz Bernard’s PLAGUE is a spell binding race against time to prevent a biological Armageddon with Atlanta as ground zero for a lone, homegrown terrorist bent upon destroying America. The characters are believable and the story all too possible. PLAGUE will make you question the safety of your way of life.
A CEO, a female minister, and a terrorist, walk into a titty bar..., you have to read the book to find out how that went.
Not as good as other books by the same author, (EYEWALL, and SUPERCELL, both 5 stars), still a fun escape.
3.5 stars.
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Just like Eyewall, his first book, this is a fast paced read. Twists you do not expect, scenes you vividly picture thanks to his writing. I loved this book and cannot wait to see what he writes next.
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2014
While this started out well, it quickly got a ridiculous and over the top plot that became boring to me. I wish the corporate parts of the books had been annexed and that he just stuck with the other, more interesting (and believable) parts.
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H. W. "Buzz" Bernard is a best-selling, award-winning novelist.

His debut novel, EYEWALL, which one reviewer called a "perfect summer beach read," was released in May 2011 and went on to become a number-one best seller in Amazon's Kindle Store.

PLAGUE ("One of the best thrillers of 2012″--novelist Al Leverone) came out in September 2012, and won the 2014 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coaliti

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