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Dead Love

(Dead Series #1)

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3.48  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  28 reviews
This is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN13: 9781480262072.

When a terrorist attack is unleashed on a major US metropolitan area, the lives of a beautiful scientist, her military lover, and two FBI agents become intertwined. As the government races to contain the spreading damage and the FBI closes in on the perpetrators, the officer must choose between protecting his
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Paperback, 262 pages
Published (first published March 14th 2013)
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Linda Wells
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
"Wells delivers a debut thriller about a terrorist attack, the people determined to stop it and the woman at the heart of it all.

After the FBI receives notice of a possible terrorist threat in a New York subway, citizens start experiencing flu-like symptoms, beginning with Joey, the maintenance worker who first found a suspicious canister. Soon people who have recently traveled by subway start falling ill. Agents Reed and Stricklands investigation into possible stolen hazardous materials takes
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Linda Wells
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Linda by: Author Review
"Wells delivers a debut thriller about a biological terrorist attack, the people determined to stop it and the woman at the heart of it all."

"A tightly, plotted, satisfying mystery-thriller." -Kirkus Reviews
Todd Simpson
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story. It was so well written and easy to read. I must say Linda Wells certainly knows how to capture a readers attention, as there were parts in this story that had me totally captivated. Its great losing all comprehension of time and reality, when you are reading such a great book. Dr Suzy Chen thought her life was going so well. She had the man of her dreams, Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell Graham. He was definitely a mans man. Intelligent, muscular and a fabulous lover. She ...more
Aditi
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews, mystery
Well let me first clarify, from reading all those reviews that it is clearly mentioned in the author's profile that she is working on another novel of the Dead Love series, called Dead Promise. Hence the book actually climaxes with a very promising cliffhanger and maybe it was the author, Linda Wells's intention to leave us guessing what's going to happen next. Now coming to the book, Dead Love by Linda Wells, what can I say, it has got a pot-boiling, bone-chilling, sweat-dripping plot, ...more
Dean Cummings
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whenever I think about disasters, whether natural or man-made, I tend to recall the stories of the real people affected by these events.

Their stories stick with us, reminding us that first and foremost of our humanity.

They are the happenings that occur in the margins of great calamity that hold my attention. For example, the most memorable stories associated with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are the tears of Judge Sarah Hughes as she swore Lyndon B. Johnson, and the bereaved
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Kevin Dowson
There are several positives and a few negatives to this book from my perspective. I'm going to try to outline them without major spoilers.

First the positives. The plot: the premise is scary because it is simple and highly plausible. It preys on our global paranoia and the sure and certain knowledge that there are certain evils we cannot ever defend against, no matter how hard we try. We can reduce the threat but we can never truly eliminate it. And that makes it frightening because we can easily
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Doug
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I watch the events of today regarding the CORONA virus's rapid spread and impact on the health and economies of the world, I am reminded of the depth of Ms. Wells stories, DEAD LOVE and DEAD PROMISE. They are first class espionage suspense thrillers driven by a terrorist attack on a major U.S. metropolitan area.

I enjoyed DEAD LOVE as it has a very strong story that is both plausible and frightening. The characters tell the story effectively and I found myself wanting them to survive. The
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Elizabeth
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had a very interesting title and cover. I never follow the "don't judge the book by the cover" rule.

This book was very different than what I am used to reading. It was a free book on Amazon a few months ago. I don't think I would pay for the book. However, it was not a bad book - just very odd.

SPOILER ALERT:
This book is about a chemist that releases the H5N1 virus out in the New York subway. It was unlike any other virus and very contagious and deadly. As you can image the virus
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Billy Adams
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dead love was an intellectual, fast paced thriller. Linda Wells hit the nail on the head with the strong personalities of the characters Suzy and Max, . I enjoyed the main character Suzy because she was smart, sexy, and powerful. Im not much of a spy/thriller guy, but I would reccommend this to all my friends.
Maxwell
I'll start out by saying that I'm a high school boy. My teacher received this book, along with multiple others, before their mass-publication through some lottery-type website. Long story short - each kid in the class got a book, read it, and is now writing reviews. Note: my teacher definitely did NOT know the contents of the book, and told everyone of that fact. She is also not responsible for me choosing this book, for I could have exchanged it and was offered the opportunity.

Expecting a
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Barbara
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had a great plot and I enjoyed reading it but I was very disappointed with the ending. I was reading along and it just ended. There was not conclusion to the end, there were so many things that needed wrapping up that didnt.

The story line was very good but I had to go back a few times to figure out who was who since the author jumped around a lot. She also thought the book needed a lot of sex in it which wasnt necessary. The story of having terrorism hitting New York City is a great
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Susie Spizzirro
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all my friends
Recommended to Susie by: Goodreads
Dead Love by Linda Wells I won this signed copy on Goodreads. Thank you Linda Wells for this opportunity to enjoy your book
I love the way this story begins with a warm family. How easy it would be to do something like this at a major airport, bus station or any place where people gather on a regular schedule. It is scary when you think about the disasters that men cause for others. I enjoy this story very much and it did give me pause.
Vernon Keszler
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great suspense story about the beginning of a terrorist-like biological pandemic.
Andrea
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read many mystery/crime novels, and I was very impressed with the well-planned plot, which was complex and involved many government agencies. The story was also well-researched and the events were vivid. The characters were engaging and had great depth. They jumped off the page and drew in the reader, as you could feel their fear and emotional ties. The dialogue was also realistic, smooth and flowing. What seems innocuous at first, triggers a multi-layered terrorist threat that keeps ...more
Doug
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed DEAD LOVE as it has a very strong story that is both plausible and frightening. The characters tell the story effectively and I found myself wanting them to survive. The descriptive details, including secondary characters, places and government agencies, created the real feel of the book. The sexy tone and love relationships made DEAD LOVE an intriguing read.
Mark
A really good novel with a shadowy figure in the middle of it thee are clues of course. rather like unraveling two forensics cases at the same time 4 stars I wiil be watching good readfs and amazon closely from now on
Billy Adams
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cannot put it down
Caryn Watson Watz Books and Teasers
Struggled a bit to get into it but once I was it was hard to put down
Tracey Billing
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really only want to give this a 3.5 because of the ending, I would give it 4.5 if the ending was different, it just kinda stopped and that was disappointing. I really enjoyed the book overall though, it was interesting and kept me intrigued the whole way through. I just would have liked more follow up at the end.
Kesha Manswell
This book was so good it creeped me out. I enjoyed the story line very so real it was frightening but hated the way it ended & hoping there's a part 2
Krissys
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: featured-books, star
You know those stories that have you making the same face over and over when the story is decent but something slips in that's past believable in something that a character would actually do?
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Yeah.

Not a horrible story... however I was left feeling more confused than fulfilled.
Giselle D'general
I enjoyed reading this book up until the end, very good storyline but very disappointing ending which made me very annoyed and regretful that I read it in the first place, too much questions left unanswered.. Maybe there would be a part 2 :/
Bill Davis
Jul 21, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A total waste of time and Internet bandwidth.
Joan
May 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
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Jennifer
The book was well written and had a good story line. It did not end very well at all. It left us hanging and was disappointing.
Steve
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good story, but I felt like the writing could be improved. Contractions were strangely absent from much of the dialog, which is not how normal people speak. There were several sex scenes that felt a bit forced as well.

I thought this story had potential, but the writing came across as a little bit immature. I read this one because I won the second book in the series in a giveaway, so that one will be coming next.
Hilma
May 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Great Beginning but...

The book starts off well but sometime after the first few chapters it laps between the character stories and Dr Chen's timeline in an off manner.
Zahra
rated it did not like it
May 12, 2018
Cassy
rated it did not like it
Feb 11, 2017
Heather
rated it did not like it
May 07, 2014
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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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