Pristine waterhidden for millions of years, untouched by pollution, and possessing natural healing powersis found miles under Antarctic ice. The scientists who make this astonishing discovery stand to win worldwide acclaim and earn billions. While people around the world line up for a taste of the therapeutic water, a cluster of new cases of mad cow disease explodes in a
Every female character is "sexy" or "sensual" or "curvaceous". Oh wait, no, not EVERY female character. One woman is "androgynous" and we have to know about her "flat chest and narrow hips". She's the sister of a dead plague victim being interviewed about his gruesome death, but her ...more
It was a rather decent...um...medical thriller, I guess one could call it. A whodunit with viruses, corporations, etc. I enjoyed reading it, I enjoyed the characters, I think I'll probably read more by the author.
This isn't going to be a very detailed review as it just wasn't that gripping of a subject for me. As a ...more
Well worth the read!
The two doctors with the World Health Organization who appeared in the novel, Pandemic, Dr. Noah Haldane and Dr. Duncan McLeod, join forces with the European Union's department of agriculture representative Elise Renard to analyze several recent cases of what appears to be a variant of Creutzfelt-Jakob Disease. When the team arrives in Limoges, France, to begin their investigation into seven mad cows, they quickly discover that this ...more
The story starts when a group of scientists discovers a way to tap the water from pristine Lake Vostok located beneath the ice of Antarctica. We follow their research and exploit at the South Pole. Clever marketing has people worldwide lining up for a taste of ...more
I don't know why I was unable to read this...Daniel Kalla's writing style seems close to Robin Cook and Michael Connolly, both of whom I enjoy. I guess it could be just a case of too much other ...more
This was a really enjoyable, spy, medical thriller. It is very deep, features many characters and a twist and turn at every chapter end. I would recommend keeping a pen and ...more
Daniel Kalla's writing feels very similar to Michael Crichton. Both authors have medical backgrounds and it shows in the writing.
This story is well paced and haunting. Overall, I enjoyed the book but am fully aware that it is not for everyone.
You will fully cook your meals after reading this ...more
Fun also, because the author brought back Duncan, that wise-cracking Scotsman, who, in my mind, steals the show.
Suspense; greed; epidemic plague; it's all good.
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 ...more