Outbreak

Outbreak

by Davis Bunn

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Overview

The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur--and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug.

An American biological researcher, Avery Madison, is dispatched by his employer to piece together exactly what happened, having long feared an ecological disaster just like this could occur. He's had little evidence to go on before now, and what he finds in West Africa is rapidly disappearing. But Avery knows the danger hasn't disappeared--it has just moved on.

When parts of the Caribbean start turning a familiar red right before hurricane season kicks into high gear, the implications are clear. If Avery and his colleagues can't convince the world of what's about to happen, toxic destruction could be loosed on American soil. Will their efforts prove too late?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493418411
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 6,493
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Davis Bunn is the author of numerous national bestsellers with sales totaling more than seven million copies worldwide. His work has been published in twenty languages, and his critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. Bunn is a Writer-in-Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between the English countryside and the coast of Florida. Learn more at www.davisbunn.com.
Davis Bunn (www.davisbunn.com) is the award-winning author of numerous national bestsellers with sales totaling more than seven million copies worldwide. His work has been published in twenty languages, and his critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. Bunn is a Writer-in-Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between England and Florida.

Customer Reviews

Outbreak 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Sprinkle23 7 months ago
Outbreak by Davis Bunn is a fast-paced, suspense novel that was a quick read for me. The novel held my attention from beginning to end, though I spent a substantial portion of the novel feeling a bit confused. My favorite character was Della, a brave, strong woman, whose relationship with Theo starts off roughly, but develops into friendship and, later, romance. I read this with my local book club ladies and the general consensus was that we were all a bit confused throughout and that it ended quickly with not enough explanation. With all the loose ends, an epilogue or sequel would have improved the experience.
DarleneLTurner More than 1 year ago
A mysterious virus has surfaced in the waters off the coast of West Africa, putting everyone at risk. Then evaporates. Is it over? Or, could it be that it just changed course? Theo Bishop and Avery Madison have seen its devastation and don’t believe the outbreak has ended. When they’re sidelined at every corner they begin to wonder if the government is trying to sweep it under the carpet. After an attempt is made on their lives, they worry someone is trying to take them out before they can uncover the mystery behind the virus. Will it reach their shores before they can do anything about it? Outbreak is a suspenseful tale and cleverly woven by the author. There’s no doubt about the quality of the writing. However, for me, the story fell a bit flat. There are many POVs and I struggled at times to keep up with all the characters. Also, there were times when I felt the story stalled in spots and I found myself skimming. The antagonist’s POV was drawn out too much and instead of creating tension, it dragged on for me. Even though there are many characters, they are well-crafted and engaging. The plague itself kept my interest and I wanted to know more. It’s apparent there will be another book. Will I read it? Probably. I do want to find out how it ends. I give Outbreak three stars. It will definitely intrigue the reader! **Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
debhgrty More than 1 year ago
Deb’s Dozen: Dead Fishermen Off the Coast of Africa–An Epidemic in the Making? One of my all-time favorite authors remains Davis Bunn/Thomas Locke. Whether writing biblical or contemporary fiction, fantasy or speculative, Bunn always entertains and intrigues. Outbreak is no different. The potential for a world-wide epidemic with no known cure would seem to be of a speculative nature, but Bunn writes this one under his own name. No matter which name he writes under, he never disappoints. Something occurs off the coast of West Africa that causes the death of fisherman and many tribespeople. Whole villages are destroyed. The country’s military subsequently burns them. But under whose orders? Theo Bishop and Avery Madison saw the devastation with their own eyes. But by what cause? Theo Bishop’s brother owns a drug company suspected by many of triggering the devastation. Theo and Avery race against time to both stop the spread of the epidemic. They need information as well as to clear Kenny. But who can they trust? Kenny’s wife? Preston Borders, his attorney? Della, the news reporter somehow involved in the case? Racing against time to discover the cause of the epidemic, the trio uncovers a conspiracy of big business. The company is set to reap the profits from the disease-inducing agent. Will they succeed? Bunn spins a web of intrigue and romance as his characters seek to solve the mystery. Seldom do I comment on the layout of the book itself, but the interior designer of this book deserves kudos. What a clever stratagem in design to keep the tension about the epidemic building! Great job! Davis Bunn writes bestsellers–numerous bestsellers. Over seven million of his books are in print worldwide. Awarded four individual Christy Awards for excellence in fiction, the Christys also granted him a lifetime achievement award. He is Writer-in-Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. He and Isabella, his wife, split their residency between England and the Florida coast. Bethany House Publishing gave me a copy of Outbreak, but I was in no way obligated to write a review.
Maryar39 More than 1 year ago
“Outbreak,” by Davis Bunn is another fast-paced action novel! This is not only an action packed story, it is also a story about the importance of family and redemption! Theo Bishop has been estranged from his brother for several years. He knows his brother is a selfish, self-centered man. Theo has his own problems and really doesn’t have time to fool around with whatever his foolish brother wants this time. But what if his brother really has a serious problem? Why does Theo need to wear a Hazmat suit? Why are the people in the small African village eating seaweed? It appears that the more questions Theo asks, the fewer answers he can find and time just might be running out! Travel, action, suspense, and adventure await you as you read Outbreak. This book is a clean, quick moving, medical mystery. The ending appears to leave you waiting for another book. I hope Bunn doesn’t wait too long! I received this book from Bethany House and the author, perhaps in the hopes that I would leave an honest review. I have!
NadineTimes10 More than 1 year ago
Though I wasn't on the edge of my seat as I read this suspense novel, I did finish it within twenty-four hours, which isn't the norm for me and books longer than novellas. My interest ebbed and flowed throughout this one, and the drawn-out, almost uneventful events from a bad guy's perspective dulled the pace more than they built the tension for me. But the shortness of the chapters leading up to the climax helped. This is a smart read, with its mix of science, danger, a little faith, and a little romance. The ending makes a sequel quite possible without strictly making one necessary. Given that this is one of my all-time favorite ChristFic authors, if a sequel does come out, I'll likely give it a whirl. __________ Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book, for which I've given an honest review.
theskett More than 1 year ago
I really wasn’t ready for the story to end. As with other Davis Bunn books, I wanted to spend more time in the story, with the characters. I liked the subtle influence of faith on the story—and it also increased the suspense as I wondered exactly what had happened in Kenny’s life and when Theo would figure it out. And I loved this from the book, if you can’t see the answer then it’s not a real answer. As usual, Bunn doesn’t use any extra words, but the story still has vivid descriptions to provide readers with sensory experiences and a sense of place. I received this book from the publisher but all opinions are my own.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
I read the last page and thought: “But wait, there’s more.” What a cliff-hanger! I got so wrapped up in the story that I felt sure we would learn all the answers. But then I turned the page and realized I had reached the end. Another book is a must. With all the excitement, suspense, action, possibly a budding romance, and a touch of faith, surely it doesn’t end here. One thing I found most interesting is the way I was drawn into a story about a series of events that could turn into a pandemic. During my career in bank operations and information technology, a part of the job involved developing plans to keep the bank operating on the outside chance a pandemic swept through our area. I always felt I was wasting time, probably in large part because I had never experienced anything of that magnitude. The lead characters in the book are working day and night to avoid a potential pandemic of unknown origin. Having traveled to West Africa and seeing the impact on villages there, they are faced with a number of questions for which they have no answers. Every question seems to lead to more questions. Even as they seek diligently for answers, someone is doing everything they can to stop them. What are their opponents afraid of? Exactly who are their opponents? Even that is as much a mystery as the deadly disease that is spreading. If you enjoy suspense, you must read this book. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest review. All opinions are strictly my own.