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Germs of War

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What if ISIS had biological weapons? This nightmare scenario was first published in Germs of War in 1999, which predicted 9/11. A fast-paced amalgamation of science, international intrigue with rogue CIA agents battling terrorists, and shady politicians. Only a lonely student can thwart it all. Will she be able to?
Paperback, 270 pages
Published August 21st 2002 by Booksurge Publishing
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Jibin James
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Title: Germs of War
Author: Ketan Desai

I would call it a thought provoking thriller. Germs of War is an insight into terrorism through scientific and medical perspective.
It is the story of a girl working in Mayo Clinic who is cornered between a terrorist group with evil intensions, selfish scientists and power hungry politicians. She stumbles upon a vial which contains a chemical which is so dangerous that it has the tendency to be used
Dimple Malhotra
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
What got me interested in this book was the synopsis and I wasn't disappointed. It has you hooked from the start. The first page itself had me reading the words closely so that I don't miss anything. Stories involving Biological weapons are some of my favourites because of the way they portray the wonders and simultaneous dangers of the tiniest amounts of whatever it is.

This book didn't disappoint in that sense and I could have finished it in one sitting if not for having to sometimes stop and r
Jennie Rosenblum
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a pulsating bioterrorism thriller. While the biological warfare is scary all on it’s own, the really frightening part is how normal the world surrounding the creation of the weapon is. The logical manner in which the author presents the entire scenario made me realize just how easily this could all happen.
Told from several viewpoints with an unlikely heroine, there is just enough science for the non-nerds to get what is going on. The author takes a fictional idea and presents it in a re
Joshua Grant
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ketan Desai delivers a taut medical terrorism thriller with Germs of War! We have all experienced the horrors of a pandemic, and in Desai’s thriller the ability to infect millions has been weaponized by terrorists. Now begins the race to stop a global catastrophe. Desai builds the realism of the plot well while also expertly ratcheting up the tension! I was pleasantly reminded of classics like Rainbow Six with a modern feel. If you love medical thrillers and antiterrorism action stories, definit ...more
Amy Shannon
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read

Desai tells a terror-fying (yes, intentionally written that way) with Germs of War. It's a well-written story of terrorists, biological warfare, and experimentation. It's put together at a great pace, and does not leave too much time for contemplation. Even with the medical terminology spread throughout the book, the reader was easy to understand what was going on, and know enough to be a little frightened of this story. I enjoyed Desai's writing style, and this reader could tell tha
Destiny Bridwell
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. The idea behind this book scares me if I am being honest. That is not because it is ISIS, but that anyone could have them and cause an attack anywhere in the world. The story being told is really straight forward and easy enough to follow. It has a pacing that does not give much time to wonder unless you stop and just stare at the page in front of you like I did a few times. I don't want to give anything way with this book. It has to b ...more
P.J. Blakey-Novis
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Germs of War is a fast-paced, interesting thriller. It provides a believable story around a terrorist plot to use biological weapons. The writing was engaging, and the story kept me gripped from the start. Definitely a recommended book.
David Goldman
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very fast paced book. Great information on politics and science. Would make a great movie.
Natasha George
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
The story follows Tracy as she's thrown into a whole lot of very dangerous events. A well researched novel that is intetestingly written. There are lots of plots that are woven together so well. ...more
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