Hybrid

Hybrid

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by Brian O'Grady
     
 

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Seven years ago, Amanda Flynn returned from a Honduran camp as the sole survivor of a mysterious new virus known as EDH1. Most of its victims die a gruesome, agonizing death. Others become violent savages. But a precious few, like Amanda, survive . . . and change. Amanda escaped from a three-month quarantine because the virus made her different,

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Seven years ago, Amanda Flynn returned from a Honduran camp as the sole survivor of a mysterious new virus known as EDH1. Most of its victims die a gruesome, agonizing death. Others become violent savages. But a precious few, like Amanda, survive . . . and change. Amanda escaped from a three-month quarantine because the virus made her different, superior. She can sense things, do things, using only her mind – and these abilities tempt her to test their limits. To harm. Even, though she may resist, to kill. Now, an outbreak of violent deaths in a peaceful Colorado town leads Amanda to suspect that a mutated EDH1 has arrived in America. The virologists she warns want her back, for her immunity may be the only key to its defeat. But no lab can hold her. Not while she wields the power. And now there is another. A man of menace: tall, amoral, relentless. His mission is nothing less than the end of human society – and the birth of a new order forged of his own will. He has the power, too. And, armed with his own store of virulent death, he is coming. Combining the technological authority of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN with the dark mystery of THE X-FILES, here is a heart-pounding thriller you’ll never forget.

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ISBN-13:
9781936558049
Publisher:
Fiction Studio, The
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Hybrid 3.5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 150 reviews.
AAR More than 1 year ago
HYBRID by Brian O'Grady is an interesting compelling debut medical suspense/thriller set in Hondurans and Colorado. What an intense,compelling thriller of suspense,evil,drama, a virus that is not only lethal but evil also and what ifs.... The list of characters include..Dr.Phil-the coroner with Asperger's syndrome,Father John- whose will,and faith will be tested,Rodney-a homicide detective who sees things others can not,Greg-Amanda's father-in-law,whose morals will guide other in the storm and of course there is Amanda,the Red Cross worker whose whole life changes in an instant.She now can sense things,use her mind to do things,including dark and sinister things,all while trying to resist the pull of violence. But someone has entered her mind who is out to destroy humanity.Whose bloodlust and evil impulses is after Amanda,who virologists suspect her immunity may be their only way to defeat this virus that is worst than lethal it is pure evil. "Hybrid" is an high octane,action packed,heart pounding,intense story that will keep you turning pages and a thriller that will be hard to put down. This book will appeal to any suspense,thriller and medical thriller readers.This is an author to watch out for in the future.What an engaging debut medical thriller.This book was received for the purpose of review from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. and the publisher and details can be found at Fiction Studio and My Book Addiction and More.
JCS53 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. Couldn't put it down. Until the end. It felt like the author just stopped wanting to write and ended the story.
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
Amanda Flynn is the only survivor of virus outbreak in the jungles of Honduras. But after being held a prisoner for three month, she disappears of the grid. She also has some new found powers that can only be attributed to the disease. But she is not the only one; there is another hell-bent on destroying not only her but many others. Brian O'Grady's novel is a medical thriller (he does give some graphic detail of the virus and its effects), but it is also paranormal and political thriller! With this said, he had written an action packed, intense story that may seem like science fiction, but is so much more. I read it in one weekend.
rye48 More than 1 year ago
Some really good twist and turns and scary because this or something close could Happen !!
Emma78 More than 1 year ago
It's a good idea and starts with a nice pace, but I soon found my mind wandering. But at this price it's worth a shot. You might like it. Just not my cup of tea, I guess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this up as a Free Friday selection. It was so engrossing I finished it in one day. I loved the references to Colorado and Atlanta as I have lived in both places. Looking forward to reading the sequel, Amanda's Story.
greenup2save More than 1 year ago
After reading the reviews I was expecting a great book...Very disappointed.I am a huge medical thriller fan.This book starts off great and then starts going off in so many different directions it quickly becomes boring.It is just not very focused.Good idea.Bad presentation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very boring. There were a few good parts but mostly it read like a chemistry textbook. Dry and boring. I struggled to get thru it, determined to see why it was a 'national bestseller' but i never saw it. There was no real ending, no real resolution as to what happened and why, it just ended. I would not recommend this to anyone. It is terrible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and the many different charectors. Father Oliver was my favorite, i just wish the ending was stronger. It was a wonderful read up until the end. The last chapters felt rushed and fell flat. The begining and end were exciting and kept the reader on edge. Over all I would suggest this as a must read. Thank you for this book i really enjoyed the adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I accidentally place my review under Amanda's Story, which I have not read yet. But Hybrid is an excellent story line and should be good for a couple of off shoots.
GoPete More than 1 year ago
I enjoy sci-fi that is at least based in reality. This was an interesting read, that kept me reading. There were characters that you wanted to find out a bit more about and a basic story line that you could follow. Overall, a pretty good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several previous reviewers state that there are too many characters (therefore hard to keep track) and that the narrative is disjointed and hard to follow. There are two major, three minor, and a few supporting characters. Either I'm a genius who's able to juggle an enormous cast or others need to read more complex novels and develop their memory-retention capabilities. The narrative flowed fairly smoothly; I didn't have a single problem following the plot. That being said, the original idea for the plot is excellent but could have used a re-write or two to help with flow and character development. My personal peeve was the lack of contractions; writing out the words made conversations sound stilted. All-in-all, pretty good with a lot of potential. Why were the terrorists Muslims? No other bad-guy stereotypes out there?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this every night since it posted as a FreeFriday book...AND I'M ONLY AT 169!!! It normally only takes me a couple of hours to read a book this size. I don't know what it is, but this book is painfully slow. I fall asleep every time! Very frustrating. If I wasnt so stubborn, I'd quit. Hope that it gets better. The idea behind the story is good; hence two stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me a little while to get into it, but it turned out to be a great story that held my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts out exciting and quickly gets bogged down. This book switches between about 20 peoples' points of view by the time you get halfway in. What should be main chars never get fleashed out as a result. Interesting bits glossed over in favor of throwing in another handful of people who don't do anything to add to the story. Could not finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story and even had a pang of sympathy for Rider. However, there were many instances of medical explanation for a supposedly ficticious virus. Also, there were too many names. While the president was simply the president, every other officer, assistant, and passer by was labeled with a name. This made categorizing important characters from ensemble members more difficult and affected the enjoyment of the novel. No sexual content. Some harsh language but no overly crass. Very discriptive, harsh violence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book as a free Friday offering and was excited to see all the positive reviews. But alas.... even though it was free, it was incredibly boring, I would like to charge B&N a fee for my time and suffering. But all our divergent likes and personalities are what makes books and reviews so very interesting. One reviewer compared this book to a college chemistry text as being dry and boring, well, I enjoyed college chemistry much more than I did this book. Adult themes. Decent editing and length. I am sorry, but I can not recommend this book. It is just that bad. For readers 18 and older. If you decide to read this novel, good luck. Not chick lit, not quite rooster lit, definitly not a thriller or suspence. Reading this was like eating wood chips, dry and tasteless. AD
Catman46 More than 1 year ago
this story kept me interested all the way through. Well written with good detail in both scenes and character development. I learned to love the heroes and hate the villains (as it should be). I'd read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TOO MUCH VIOLENCE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that the idea of a super virus is fantastic, but the execution here was just plain awful. I was intrigued when I started reding, but the story became dry and there were far too many characters to work around. I am sure that if the characters were revealed as they were presented it would have been much easier to follow. This incredible plot for a book has so much potential that was not used. It is quite unfortunate that the time spent reading can never be returned. For those who are debating reading this book, don't. It is not worth it.
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One of the worst books I have read in a long time. No central character moves the plot along. Too many other characters confuse the plot which is disjointed at best. I can say the premise is intriguing and what led me to get the book but even for free it cost too much in terms of time invested. AUTHOR: get an editor or at least join a group where you can get critiques along the way...a great story might just emerge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain then you will like this one. It is a fast reading 380 pages, with enough technical jargon to make it interesting but not enough to weigh down the story. I liked the good guys although there was one of them that was a little confusing at first, and disliked the bad guys. Given the current world climate about terrorists this is a plausible if not frighting synopsis for a book and well worth thee time it will take to read it.