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The Influenza Bomb
Howard Books / 2010 / Paperback
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Siberian hospitals are overrun with what looks like the Spanish Flu of 1918. When Dr. Susan Hutchinson arrives, she learns that the outbreak began when the missing Professor Weigel had a run-in with an ecoterrorist group called Return to Earth. In a race against time, can she stop them before they destroy all of mankind? 428 pages, softcover from Howard.
Masses of people are dying from a mysterious flu. While the TSI team searches for a cure, a notorious eco-terrorist group,Return to Earth, uses an influenza bomb to poison the water. Its a race against time—with the outcome impacting the entire world.
By the time the team discovers that the terrorists are using the water supply to infect people, the sickness is spreading worldwide and no one has a cure. When Return to Earth makes off with a mysterious device called the influenza bomb with the intent to destroy all of mankind, Dr. Hutchinson must stop the contamination from being spread before its too late.
Paul McCusker is the Peabody Award–winning writer and director of the audio drama Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom and of the multiple award-winning audio dramatizations of The Chronicles of Narnia, Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, Little Women, and his original series The Luke Reports (just nominated for the Audie Awards Best Audio Drama) and The Father Gilbert Mysteries (also nominated for the Audie Awards best production award).
He is also a writer and director for the long-running childrens program Adventures in Odyssey, writing not only over 250 audio episodes, but also scripting two of the animated video series and eighteen spin-off novels. For adults, McCusker has written the Gold Medallion–nominated Epiphany, The Mill House, and A Season of Shadows. His plays and musicals have been performed in community theatres across the country—one, A Time for Christmas, was a Dove Award nominee. McCusker currently has over thirty books in print, including the TSI series he is co-authoring with Walt Larimore, MD. He lives in
"Engaging. Innovative. Entertaining. And downright scary. Pray this story never becomes a news headline. Larimore and McCusker have penned an unforgettable tale!"
"This is an international thriller with chilling relevance today. The authors have done their homework and written a totally realistic novel that may keep you awake at night! You will never again read about H1N1 outbreaks without wondering about their origins."
"McCusker and Larimore have crafted a chilling tale of bioterrorism. Peppered with scientific details that bring the story to life, The Influenza Bomb is delightfully disturbing and will leave the reader with a ghastly list of what ifs that will haunt the reader long after the last page."
"Ripped from todays headlines, this chilling thriller is very plausible as bioterrorism is a real threat to this nations security. Reading like a cross between Dan Brown and Frederick Forsyth fans will enjoy the high octane over the top of the Kremlin and German Alps frantic save the world thriller as the Time Scene Investigators are reaching the doomsday clock countdown with The Influenza Bomb ignition."
"I am pleased to endorse TSI: The Influenza Bomb just as heartily as I did the first book, The Gabon Virus. The characters, the action, the plot twists, the ties to some of the most fascinating aspects of our world's history, all ensure that one cannot put this book down after one starts to read it. Furthermore, one emerges from this reading thankful, even with the challenges confronting today's American medical care system, for what we have in this country. As always, the medical details in the novel are accurate and astute."
"A brilliant work, full of intrigue. The authors have a keen ability to link multiple themes over different eras and worldwide locations. One's mind is consumed by the real threat of germ warfare and how, in evil hands, unintended consequences of science can destroy."
"Terrifically thrilling and excitingly tender, this novel courses through history, medicine, and human drama to unravel the mystery of a deadly influenza pandemic. The authors ingeniously weave an epic that keeps you enthralled to the last page. In the aftermath of the swine flu scourge, this book is a Don't miss!"
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