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The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection

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A monstrous infection is spreading worldwide. Is this a simple infection or a deliberate attempt to ruin the human population, or bio-terrorism? What is this global infection and who is spreading this? To know that, read this suspense-filled book by an Amazon best-selling and hot #1 new-release author of a previous book called The Modern Mughal Mentality: New Strategies to ...more
Paperback, 86 pages
Published January 31st 2019 by Afshan Hashmi
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Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
A very timely book, in the world today with the advent of the super bug and antibiotic resistance of many other viruses. In this book, a horrific infectious disease is spreading across the globe and India gets hit especially hard. When a large group of people who attended the same wedding fall ill, the CBI steps in. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of India requests help from the FBI in determining the origin of this disease. Is this biological warfare? An unlucky natural mutation of an ...more
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The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection is a captivating mystery thriller that is sure to make you stop and think. A story that draws you in and holds your attention until the very end. The characters are realistic and well-written with a setting that helps add to the mystery of the storyline. The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection is perfect for fans of thrillers with unexpected endings.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Zika virus threat

Maryland author Afshan Naheed Hashimi is ‘a scientific entrepreneur by profession’ whose literary debut was ‘The Modern Mughal Mentality: New Strategies to Succeed in India and the Global Marketplace.’ She now steps into the realm of science fiction with ‘The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection.’ Born in India, Afshan gained her education in both India and the US. She reviews books, movies, make-up and beauty products, and is an avowed supporter of President Trump.

This short bo
Brian Aird
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unwanted Wedding Intruder

The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection by Afshan Nahee Hashmi, PHD is an interesting fictional read that blends together the darkness of human souls, revenge, differences and similarities between the haves and the have nots, investigative police work, collateral damage and mystery.

The intriguing and plausible plot is the use of biologicals or the introduction of viruses in creating uncertainty, damage and death in the lives of others.

The narrative does not necessarily fo
Phil Bolos
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection by Afshan Naheed Hashmi is a modern day thriller based around the idea of an unstoppable outbreak that infects huge portions of the world. It all starts at a wedding in India. Someone has a plan to release an infection that will wreak chaos on the people who are in attendance. But, then it get bigger. As the wedding attendees return home the infection continues to spread affecting large portions of India and other countries including the USA. The CBI of Indi ...more
Jenny Goff
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I thought the story line was interesting but I did have some trouble following along with everything that was happening and everyone that was involved. The book centers around a large group of people who get infected with a mysterious virus while attending a wedding in India. The CBI and FBI work together to try to determine who/what caused all of these people to be infected. Even though early on in the book, the author provides the identity of the person responsible for this outbreak at the wed ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection

A Story far from the Ordinary
Afshan Hashmi is a fine author with a lot of experience in non-fictional stories. This story, however, is what I will love to call an unusual one. Hashmi did not spend so much time on individual character development. The novel instead approaches the subject matter from a general point of view.
The novel raises the issues of the creation of biological weapons and the use of virus purposely with the intent to cause havoc and death
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Like India, this book is overpopulated. Too many characters, too many names. It was genuinely distracting to had to go back a few pages to remember who the author was speaking about. When I read the prologue written by the author, I experienced mixed feelings. On the one hand, her true story and her pursuit of the American Dream felt inspiring and made me cheer for her. On the other hand, her incessant praise for President Trump bothered a bit, especially since POTUS is prone to conspiracy theor ...more
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection by Afshan Neheed Hashmi features a wealthy family that seeks to influence people and their countries for a greater good, which is targeted during one of their most precious events. The author develops the characters as she describes the good deeds they are involved in and the connections they have with charities. Then we see the evil one man would take to harm no just one person, but cause an epidemic that kills and maims innocent people.


When you read The
Jimmy Jefferson
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wild mystery, bio terrorism or annihilation of millions

This is a great story about an unsuspecting family as well as millions of people in the world who watched or attended the wedding of doctor Jack and his beautiful but pregnant bride. India has many old school beliefs and there are those who do not approve of this pregnancy before the wedding. While the wedding is a collection of high political and entertainment figures, there is a blood drive and all who donate appear to have a strange sic
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Outbreak of a Monstruous Infection is a book that will make you travel to the distant and colorful India. As the author is from that country, it’s easy to understand the Indian culture and all the beauty in it. She does a brilliant job evoking the traditions and bringing the reader into that world. Afshan Naheed Hashmi also provides an insightful perspective on biological warfare agentes and the potential disaster they may be and the terrible effects they may cause to humankind.
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Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection by Afshan Naheed Hashmi Ph.D. is a fiction novel too close to reality. The plot is built over the possibility of someone using a lethal virus train to threaten the world and take control and power over it, the problem is when the virus spreads who will still be alive? The scientist that are doing these think they will but would they? This kind of threat is against humankind and against any species that is sensitive to the virus so tye author uses her imagina ...more
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book surprised me because I am always fascinated by the ways that humans react and act. I find it very entertaining when you get to read about people acting in ways that you shouldn’t or at least you personally feel like are inappropriate. The other aspect of the book that I liked the most is that it is a little scary. When mysterious things are happening and the explanation isn’t straightforward right away, it sets a healthy pace for a story. The book is written more like bulletins or memo ...more
Kate Benzin
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
With bacteria and viruses getting stronger and stronger, it wouldn’t be surprising to have an infection break out at a wedding as it did in The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection by Afshan Naheed Hashmi PhD. Fortunately, this novel is fiction, but sometimes readers might wonder whether this supposed sci-fi calamity might actually happen at the next large social event they go to.

This wedding takes place in India, and the author gives readers a taste of Indian culture and traditions that provides i
Payal Sinha
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection is a small book that contains a big story. The author moves to and fro from America to India and few other countries. She inputs all her beautiful ideas into creating an amazing wedding that precedes a nightmarish Infection that spreads at a fast pace and causes a whole variety of problems and casualties. In fact with the Indian President and PM in its grasp, the Infection takes the order of a national emergency and security forces and investigation agencies ...more
Charles Hanna
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Afshan Naheed Hashmi, PhD, impresses us with her versatility with The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection, a science fiction like thriller that reminds one of The Hot Zone. I say "impresses us" because her previous book was all about business strategies for the global marketplace...a much different topic bearing little resemblance to the book I'm reviewing. But no difference...Hashmi is a writer of many talents and regales us with this harrowing "sizzling science-fiction story" where East meets We ...more
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection Afshan Naheed Hashmi is a short and sweet book, yet completely engaging and scary. The characters are introduced in quick fashion in the beginning of the book, and the story is established. This is a fast paced thriller that the authors delivers with panache. The plot is compelling with a bio-terrorism threat, and the pace speeds along until the conclusion. A Zika like virus is spreading and it is up to the FBI and the CBI(India) to investigate and solve the ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spine chilling

This book sent shivers down my spine many times while reading! First and foremost it seems right off the bat that it was going to be a great and interesting book, and it lived up to that expectation greatly. The introduction to the characters that started the whole situation was great and made for a more dramatic climb in issue. I felt more that I knew the victims of the infection and it made it more serious and scary. The explanation of how the infection came to affect so many peo
Xuan Lee
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“The Outbreak Of A Monstrous Infection” is a story about a monstrous infection that is spreading worldwide. No one knows if this highly contagious infection is part of a horrifying bio terrorism act to wipe out the entire human population or it is an innocent infection gone horribly wrong.

Most end-of-the-world stories are written by American or european authors. This is probably the first that I have read coming from an Asian author. The perspective and backdrop of the story are highly refreshi
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Science Fiction – Interesting and brings awareness!
This is a good science-fiction story based on the threat the biological warfare agents can cause to human population and ruin it completely. Using that as a theme author has built up the story of the outbreak of this dangerous monstrous infection caused by evil mind to destroy human population or as called global bio-terrorism and FBI and CBI (India) both are investigating together. The story provides insight into India’s culture, celebrations a
Ever Leigh
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This novel is an exceptional work that completely engages your attention.

Bio-Terrorism is something that I'm not completely familiar with and I don't think many people are, we know the threat of it and it's out there, but we don't really put a lot of stock into what could happen. I liked that the author took a chance to bring this very real threat to life in her book.

The writing is spot-on and really keeps pace in its entirety.

Overall this book truly immerses the reader, it is its own world that
Katie Maughan
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
After reading about the authors history and her trials in life, i so badly wanted to like this book. I insanely respect people who have to over come such oppression and trials in there life and still manage to make something of themselves. I have great respect for the author because of this but i have to say, i really did not like the book. The writing was way to choppy and way too much " he said she said". There was no variety in the language. The overall premise of the book was entertaining bu ...more
K Puck
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book opens with an introduction to the large number of main characters. There is an unexpected pregnancy, which leads to a marriage. The wedding is quite the event with artists from Hollywood and Bollywood, as well as a fashion show. About a week later symptoms of a mysterious desease were seen in everyone who attended. The CBI and FBI agents are all over the wedding venue. An infection, spreading worldwide, is it deliberate, or bio-terrorism? This book is very fast paced and really well wri ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection is a quick read, but packed with mystery, suspense, and terror. The bioterrorism factor in the book is something that is all too plausible which gives the story even more of an edge. I like the setting and characters, although this book doesn’t give a whole lot in character development rather than a disconnected overview of a story, which almost makes it scarier. The author did a great job with this book and packed a lot into a little space. Well done.
Pat Eroh
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first experience reading this author and I am thrilled by this story. This is an amazingly written book, with a plot so engrossing, wonderful characters, and an ending you don't see coming. I will definitely look for more books to read from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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