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Dr. Persephone Smith has a gift of enhanced empathy, or the ability to get inside the heads of criminals too twisted for other psychologists to unravel. When a bioterrorist triggers a pandemic, the government hires Seph and a crack team of scientists to hunt him down.

Seph discovers Dr. William Baine has a genetic secret, one which holds the key to both his coded journal a
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Published April 5th 2016 by WiDo Publishing
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Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story hooked me quickly and never let up. A perfectly brisk pace and the author's appealing writing style made this a very fast, engaging read. Can't wait for the next one! ...more
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
A medical thriller with an original approach, that doesn't read like every medical thriller book or film out there-- that's what I really liked about Type and Cross. I was still thinking about it weeks after finishing, and really just want to open it back up and read it again. Especially since there were sections that would have benefited from a more careful read. A thoughtful book, not just trying to be a page-turner although it is that, but also going into some depth into the science and medic ...more
Michael Bradley
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A mad scientist has created a deadly virus that will wipe out half the population if psychologist and empath Dr. Persephone Smith can't track him down and stop him. That is the premise of J.L. Delozier's debut novel, Type & Cross. The book opens with the world facing an epidemic of global proportion that threatens to kill everyone with blood type O. Dr. Persephone Smith, or Seph to her friends, is called in to provide a profile of the mastermind behind the outbreak, a scientist with visions of g ...more
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

Lots of suspense and action. I loved the characters and they were realistic. The story keeps you guessing the whole way through.
Leslie Deluccia
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Real Page Turner

The characters where well developed and very believable. If you are looking for a good suspense novel, this book's for you.
Aug 17, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sarah Stephens
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A slick thriller with twists and turns that'll keep you turning the pages till late into the night. Engrossing read and love that the author is an MD--the technical content is spot-on. ...more
michael pilgrim
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good book. open for vol II

I completely enjoyed reading this book. it did not end the way I though tv it left several loose ends, karen , dan , paul. police c
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be opened from outside. story covered a lot of geography. well described and language was not rough. some street slang. nice touch of religion too. this might make a good movie or tv series. like the fugitive or hannibal. my reviews seem redundant because
Sarah Ahiers
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great thriller full of chases and drama!

A plague has broken out in the world, affecting only those with type O blood. But it's not a natural plague. A man named Baine has created it, and has a goal of singlehandedly spreading it throughout the world, to eliminate as much of the human race as he can. It's the only way to save the earth.

Enter Seph, a psychologist hired by the CDC to help find and catch Baine in order to help bring about the end of the plague. She's joined by Marin, an agent for
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another lucky win from the goodreads giveaway community for me.
This was just the sort of story I have found myself really enjoying lately.
You know the ones --
The OMG...
We're all gonna die if the smart people don't figure this out PDQ!
Thank you, J.L. Delozier, for this well written read.
I am already looking forward to sharing your next case with you!
Ann Fagley
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ann by: Newspaper article in local paper
It kept my interest. The author weaved a dark and evil story but the blood types were too complexed for me. The author being a physician made it too technical for lay people. I probably will read next book written by JL Delozier.

Jill Shunk
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Good first novel - interesting premise, interesting bad-guy, satisfying ending. Would read another in the series.
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This is an apocalyptic thriller. The world is threatened by a man-made plague and a medical specialist is brought in to help solve it. The antagonist is not only known to them, he is in their hands. No matter; the plague rages on. Persephone Smith is the psychologist who tries to profile the bad guy, Bill Baine, who has released a blood-type virus into the world. Smith, also a doctor, attempts to keep pace with the plague, and from her interviews with the narcissistic, compliant Baine she tries ...more
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J.L. Delozier is inspired by facts that lie on the edge of reality: bizarre medical anomalies, new genetic discoveries and anything that seems too weird to be true.
Her 2016 debut thriller, Type & Cross was nominated for a “Best First Novel” award by the International Thriller Writers organization. Storm Shelter followed, and Blood Type X completed the trilogy in 2019. Her fourth novel, Con Me Onc

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