The Influenza Bomb: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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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. It’s 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. ...
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The Influenza Bomb: A Novel

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Overview


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. It’s 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 it’s too late.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439177082
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: TSI
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 653,449
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Walt Larimore has been called one of America’s “best-known family physicians.” He was awarded the 2004 Christianity Today Book Award for coauthoring Going Public with Your Faith and has been a Gold Medallion Book Award finalist three times. The author of the popular Bryson City Tales series, he lives in Monument, Colorado.
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 children’s 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Great book!

    An exciting fast paced thriller. A marvlous book. Locke

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

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    It Could Happen

    We first met Mark Carlson and the TSI team (Time Scene Investigators) in the Gabon Virus. If you haven't read this prequel to the Influenza Bomb, stop, step away from the Bomb book and click on the link below to order it. It is a fast paced thriller. That however is an entirely different review.

    Assuming now that you are up to speed and have invested a sleepless night blistering through the pages of the Gabon Virus, let me tell you about the next treat in store for you from the word processors of Paul McCusker and Walt Larimore M.D.

    The TSI Team and the WHO (World Health Organization) still haven't fully recovered from their wrenching battle with the diabolical Return to Earth terrorist organization, whose goal is to eliminate all human life on the planet, expect maybe them. You know.
    Susan Hutchinson, with WHO is call to Siberia when another illness begins killing thousands, suddenly, by what is soon identified as another terrorist attack with global, pandemic repercussions.

    Personally I loved this book as much as the first in the series, and couldn't put it down for long. It is hard charging and suspense filled with characters that have depth that you care about. Obviously there is a Time Scene involved with the story, and in this case we get to travel back to WWI on through WWII, where the Nazi leaders were experimenting with and launching germ warfare attacks against the Allied Armies. The historic recreations are realistic. You find yourself running to the computer to look up aspects. It is a fascinating work of fiction that involves Nazi hideouts, dastardly villains and new technology taken to frightening levels of abuse. I loved it!

    Review by Fred St Laurent
    The Book Club Network www.bookfun.org
    Finding Hope Through Fiction www.psalm516.blogspot.com

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  • Posted June 23, 2010

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    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.

    It's 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 mankind, Dr. Hutchinson must stop the contamination from being spread before it's too late. (excerpt back cover).

    My Review:

    WOW! just about sums up this very real possibility that this very scenario is possible anywhere in the world. The book takes a look back at the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic that killed more people than any previous viral outbreak or war combined. With such a threat looming that it could possibly happen again, with all the talks about the Avian Flu, The Swine Flu and last years H1N1 flu, this book borders on just how realistic and possible something like this could actually happen in the hands of the wrong people with malicious and greed driven intents.

    The book takes history and modern day and blends the doomsday scenario perfectly. It even goes back to Hitler's time in Germany where it's believed he tested his chemical weapons on the prisoners in the concentration camps. The new Influenza bomb is more lethal than the Spanish Influenza in 1918 and kills its victims within a matter of hours in a chilling and very painful death.

    I received the book, The Influenza Bomb, by Walter L. Larimore, MD and Paul McCusker, compliments of Glass Road Public Relations and rate this a perfect 10 out of 10. For those of you that love a bit of historical fact tossed in with the possibility that this could become a very real scenario, then this is the book for you. I absolutely loved in and read the whole 431 pages in a matter of hours. I had to see how it ended, and it definitely did not disappoint.

    For more information on this book, the authors and where to get a copy of the book for yourself, please click on the link below:

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    This book is available in paperback and eBook formats for digital books.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

    2nd in TSI series is thrilling yet terrifying read

    The Influenza Bomb by Paul McCusker & Walt Larimore is the second book in the TSI (Time Scene Investigators) series. When an outbreak of influenza hits Siberia, with an incredibly high transmission and fatality rate, Dr. Susan Hutchinson from WHO (World Health Organization) is called in to investigate. Once on the scene she realizes that the symptoms are the same as in the 1918 Spanish Flu crisis, and she calls in TSI to help find a cure. The team soon discovers that the eco-terrorist group Return to Earth plans to use the illness to wipe humanity off the face of the earth, so groups are sent to Siberia, London, and Germany in hopes of tracking down information from the 1918 epidemic, WWII when it popped up again as a weapon of the Nazis and put the pieces together in order to save the world. There are a lot of characters and different storylines in this novel, but the authors juggle them handily, keeping the tension high. There are also a couple of romances brewing between different team members. The authors do a great job of creating drama not only with the illness and romance, but also with the posturing and territorialism of all the different agencies working on the case. The details of the illness are terrifyingly plausible, and I will never look at bubble wrap the same way. It's a thrilling ride that keeps the pages flying as the action escalates.

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  • Posted June 18, 2010

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    Eco-Terrorism By Germ Warfare Has A Deadly New Level In The Influenza Bomb

    Paul McCusker & Walt Larimore, MD in their new book, "The Influenza Bomb" Book Two in the Time Scene Investigators series published by Howard Books give us a thrill ride of epic proportions spanning the decades from 1918 to the present.

    In 1918 and lasting for two years that was an outbreak of a particularly virulent strain of influenza that struck suddenly and spread swiftly. The authors suggest that it was terrorism by the German war machine that failed for reasons that they explain in the book. In World War II Hitler tries to reunite the scientists involved in that experiment to attempt it a second time. Now in our present time an ecoterrorist group known as "Return to Earth" is attempting to wipe out a large portion of humanity by reintroducing this virus which looks like H1N1

    This book is a thriller as all the characters are in deadly danger in each of the time periods that are dealt with. This is not a science fiction story; no one is traveling through time-it is just a modern era team of scientists that have to learn from what has happened previously in order to deal effectively with the present era threat.

    As I have already stated this book is a thrill ride. Information is coming to you in each time period and needs to be stored for future reference just like the scientists must. The team members are wonderfully fleshed out and we feel that we are with them as they go to the various countries trying to bring an end to this ecoterrorist threat. Once you get started you will not want to put it down and you won't want to start it late because it will deprive you of your sleep. The Influenza Bomb is an informative story and you will be hard pressed to determine where fact and fiction separate. It is well worth your time to read this book; you will be glad you did

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    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2010

    Fast paced thriller about viral infection and Spanish flu

    "Move over Robin Cook and Michael Creighton! Walt Larimore bursts onto the scene with his newest fast-paced medical thriller- TSI: The Influenza Bomb. Skillfully weaving the flu pandemic of 1918-1919, Nazi germ warfare from WWII, and present day H1N1 flu hysteria, Larimore creates a novel with unexpected twists and turns that keeps you turning the page from cover-to-cover! An excellent read with believable and well-researched science. Pick it up today!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2010

    International Thriller

    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 up at night. You will never again read about H1N1 outbreaks without wondering about their origins.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2010

    Review of TSI: The Influenza Bomb

    "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."

    -Reginald Finger, MD, MPH
    Physician Researcher and Lecturer

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Chilling, Thriller, Bio Terrorism, and Thought provoking

    TSI:THE INFLUENZA BOMB by Paul McCusker and Walt Larimore, M.D. is a suspenseful, chilling International Thriller. The story weaves 1918-to present day from Nazi germ warfare during World War II to present-day H1N1 flu hysteria. This is the second in the TSI series but can be read as a stand along. It is well written with depth and detail. It is engaging, has intrigue,is very chilling, thought provoking, with bio terrorism, and scientific details that will leave you chilled to the bone. It has relevance today. You will be wondering what if and could this be. It gives history to germ warfare in Germany during the World War I and World War II. It is fast paced and full of action. The plot has twists and turns. It weaves history, medicine, and human drama while trying to unravel the mystery of the influenza pandemic. The characters are very realistic and believable. The authors has done their research and written a great read. I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy medical intrigue and human drama. A must read. This book was received for review and details can be found at Howard Paperback and My Book Addiction and More.

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  • Posted April 22, 2010

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    A cross between Dan Brown and Frederick Forsyth

    In 1918 and 1919, the Spanish Flu spread around the globe, killing millions. Whet almost the entire world does not know is that the Germans used a desiccated virus only more powerful than the original flu p and placed it water, drinks and food on military bases. The disease went international killing many including Germans. During the blitzkrieg in 1941, the Nazis released bombs that purposely failed to explode but contained the lethal virus so when the specialists detonated them they would inadvertently send the disease airborne exposing the British to death. This biological warfare method was not a rousing success.

    In the present, there is a new Spanish Flue epidemic only more virulent then the previous attacks. Dr. Susan Hutchinson from WHO is part of a covert TCI group is in Russia trying to contain the disease and treat the patient. The disease spreads to other countries while in Germany TSI operatives Mark Carlson and Nora Richards seek a cure among hidden Nazi caves and catacombs where the antiruse may be found.. However, an ecoterrorist group Return to Earth spread the Flu as their goal in humanity's extinction. TSI and other law enforcement groups try to prevent Return to Earth's deployment of their final solution.

    Ripped from today's headlines, this chilling thriller is very plausible as bioterrorism is a real threat to this nation's 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.

    Harriet Klausner

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