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Epidemic!

3.20  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  7 reviews
To residents of Manhattan, it was just another blistering hot day in August. No one knew that on that day death, in the form of a ghostly exodus of vermin-infested rats, had moved silently into the streets of the city.

The ghastly plague, known as the Black Death, was loose on Manhattan.

Behind the germ warfare was an unknown enemy and a willing underworld who joined forces
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Paperback, 255 pages
Published 1975 by Arrow (first published 1961)
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Alex
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
This was a fun read. I kept imagining this would make a great cheesy picture. Of course, unless it was filmed in the past it would lose some of its charm.
Roane Swindon
May 02, 2015 rated it liked it
This oldish novel reminded me very much of the medical television series that have been so popular since the '90s' 'ER', and it leads me to think Frank G. Slaughter's work provided some of the inspiration for it. Not only is it filled with intriguing medical terminology and explanation, there is all the angst of romance (at least in the traditional love triangle sense), and there is plenty of tension with two forms of plague hitting New York City just as the underground rebellion seems to have o ...more
David
Dec 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ya know, it was written 50 years ago, pre ISBN. Ancient. But still a fun romp thru the Black Death attacking New York, with some Cold War skullduggery thrown in.

Lots of medical stuff, descriptions of the disease, etc., that are interesting. Pretty realistic view of how a large city would handle an epidemic like this. Good thing Manhattan is on its own island - lowers the bar for preventing folks from escaping quarantine.

Reread. Last time was probably when I was in my teens. Kinda fun.
Judy
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
And everyone lived happily ever after... except for those poor souls who died of the plague. An underground rebellion hits NYC at the same time as the plague and for awhile there is concern that they are related. This is a really old novel and I'm sure the story was much more dramatic in its day. It would have made one of those compelling afternoon movies back in the day (pre CGI and all that nonsense).
Daisy
Jan 13, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Frank Gill Slaughter , pen-name Frank G. Slaughter, pseudonym C.V. Terry, was an American novelist and physician whose books sold more than 60 million copies. His novels drew on his own experience as a doctor and his interest in history and the Bible. Through his novels, he often introduced readers to new findings in medical research and new medical technologies.

Slaughter was born in Washington, D
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