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Dead Promise

(Dead Series #2)

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New York City becomes ground zero for a bioterrorism attack when a weaponized strain of avian influenza is released into the city subway. The result is devastating—a deadly pandemic that threatens to tank the US economy.

Evidence leads FBI agents Georgiana Reed and Mark Strickland to a government research lab and a beautiful scientist, Dr. Suzy Chen. She had access. She had
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Paperback, 338 pages
Published June 19th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Linda Wells
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"The U.S. struggles to fight a pandemic—with viral outbreaks in three major cities—while agencies search for the mastermind behind the biological assault in this sequel.

Wells’ (Dead Love, 2013) latest novel picks up right where her preceding book left off. She adeptly eases her audience into the story, reintroducing characters with minimal exposition or recapping, and even readers just joining the series shouldn’t be lost. The no-frills narrative complements the short chapters, providing the
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Doug
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I believe you will find Dead Promise by Linda Wells to be a truly gripping, intense suspense thriller. If you like international mysteries, I am sure you will enjoy Dead Promise.

The unknown terrorism group that initiates a pandemic with a weaponized virus planted in the NYC subway is tracked by the FBI agents first met in Dead Love. The twists and turns of this international thriller will keep you wanting to read more.

I loved the characters and the surprise ending

The story is well written and
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Andrea
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dead Promise is an engrossing, well-crafted story, and a sequel that picks up seamlessly from Wells' first book, Dead Love. There are pockets of vignettes with flesh and blood characters who are struggling physically and emotionally as a deadly virus spreads through the world. The source of the virus is a conflicted woman who initiates this threat as an act of love rather than an act of terror. I look forward to Wells' third novel. Her writing is sharp, poignant and on-point; and her characters ...more
Kevin Dowson
I left it a while before reviewing this book, hoping a little delay would warm my feelings about it, but sadly I can't go above 2 stars.

I really wanted to like the book. It is a very brave and very difficult thing to go into writing after a career doing something completely different, and I hope Linda Wells has a long and successful career as an author, but sadly this book, for me, leaves a lot to be desired.

The premise and plot are really good and scarily plausible. A bio-terrorist attack, an
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Saundra Post
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

Such a great book. Scary and intense at times. I would recommend this book if you like suspenseful books. Loved it!
Julie Siemek
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A FANTASTIC BOOK! I can't wait to read her first book, DEAD LOVE, and anything else Ms. Wells might be working on in the future. Keep up the great work.
Eve
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A terrorist attack who-done-it with romance scattered in

This book was intriguing enough - a virus is released and the authorities have to figure out who did it and why. I was anxious to know what would happen and be uncovered.
Various chapters were narrated from the perspectives of varying characters, which gave a nice perspective of all of the different pieces of the puzzle but was also often confusing. Many of the characters' focuses were on romantic affairs rather than the plot, which seemed
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Steve
I won this book in a giveaway. I read the first book in the series prior to reading this one and was not all that impressed, but I feel like this book represents a significant improvement in writing quality.

As far as the story goes, this book continues from the first and isn't really standalone. For that reason I'm glad I started with the first book. That being said, this one is more of the same, a mystery/thriller with fortuitous romantic scenes wandering in now and then. Those scenes weren't
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Janeil
Jul 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
A bio terrorist releases a bomb that releases a mutated flu virus on a crowded New York subway platform. The person who developed the virus is quickly found. Questions as to why the scientist would develop and release such a weapon are the bigger question. How far would you go to protect your family?
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Only a three star read for me because although it had a fairly good plot it just was difficult to really get in touch with the characters since there is just so many from so many narratives that I had to use kindle app notes to keep track. Idk it just didn’t really seem too much like a mystery or thriller to me at all. Usually there’s some build up to the climax of a mystery but this plot didn’t really have a climatic point at all. There’s a lot of speculation by the characters as to who was the ...more
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Linda Wells brings her own background to her latest novel, Cypress Lake: A Romance Thriller. Like her heroine, Wells grew up in Florida and went on to travel the world as a flight attendant.

Before taking to the skies, Wells attended the University of South Florida in Tampa. Through her work, she has lived in Atlanta and Chicago. She now makes her home in the Midwest, where she enjoys both reading
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Dead Series (2 books)
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