Plague

Plague

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Plague by H. W. "Buzz" Bernard, Harold W. Bernard

"Fans of the late Michael Crichton should check out Buzz Bernard's Plague. This bioterrorism thriller is a real page-turner."-Cheryl Norman, author of Rebuild My World

In only a matter of days, 9/11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers will be rivaled by a lone-wolf terrorist attack on America. Atlanta is targeted as Ground Zero for the most horrifying plague in modern times.

Deep in the secret recesses of a Cold War lab, the Russians created tons of deadly bio-weapons. Now, decades later, a protégé of that Russian research is about to release weaponized Ebola into the heart of the South's most iconic city: Atlanta, where the symbols of American "decadence" range from a happily diverse population to the Coca-Cola museum and CNN building.

A preliminary test of the horrifying virus demonstrates the unspeakable suffering of its victims-and alerts the Centers for Disease Control that a terrible pandemic is in the making. CDC Virologist Dr. Dwight Butler begins a frantic effort to track down the source before it's too late.

For new BioDawn CEO Richard Wainwright, it quickly becomes clear that the "accidental" plane crash that killed the pharmaceutical company's entire executive hierarchy may have some connection to the evolving threat. Suddenly Richard is being stalked by a hit woman. He and Butler join forces to find the lone terrorist at the center of a plan that could unleash a modern Black Plague on the western world.

H.W. "Buzz" Bernard is an Air Force veteran and retired Weather Channel meteorologist. His 2010 hurricane thriller, Eyewall, became a number one bestseller in ebook. Visit him at www.buzzbernard.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611941760
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Plague 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Sing_N_Reader More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was so exciting and difficult to put down. For me, this book reads like an action film. It could easily be turned into a movie. Since reading this book, I've read other books by Buzz Bernard & I've enjoyed them all, too. He's become a favorite author of mine. : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ebola is some scary stuff, especially when unleashed in Atlanta, GA. Like gas on fire! Buzz knows how to keep you glued to the couch. Bravo! JeanieL
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
"In 2008, a congressional commission warned, 'given a high-level of know-how needed to use disease as a weapon to cause mass casualties, the United States should be less concerned that terrorists will become biologists and far more concerned that biologists will become terrorists.'" If you're looking for an edge of your seat suspense thriller that has the potential to become a reality dealing with creating genetically enhanced biological viruses that could be used as the ultimate in terrorist weapons, then check out the latest novel, Plague from H.W. "Buzz" Bernard. It really makes you as a reader consider the effects of someone with the knowledge to combine some of the world's deadliest virus' into the ultimate weapons without being able to fight back with a known cure. This one really had me pulling up websites and honestly checking out how much is fiction versus fact and it is chilling when you thoroughly do some research on your own. In this novel, a lone terrorists with a strong background in molecular biology from studying and working in Russia and even the United States. Now armed with that knowledge of working with various strains of Ebola, of which there is no known cure, he has managed to create a mutated version that can be spread as easily through the air as the common cold or flu. After a successful test in Atlanta, he prepares to launch a full-scale attack that would make 9/11 look like child's play. Richard Wainwright has been offered a job that brings him out of retirement to become the new temporary CEO of BioDawn, a pharmaceutical company that has various branches around the world. When he begins to investigate the financials and the background of the company, he finds himself at the wrong end of an assassin's lethal weapon. He's advised to simply stop looking into the company background any further and simply put his time in and collect a paycheck, but that is out of character for Richard who has a background as a former Marine and doesn't take to kindly to be asked to back off. Dr. Dwight Butler is the leading expert for the Centers of Disease Control or CDC on what is considered Level 4 viruses and when a local hospital contacts him with what they believe to be a case of Ebola in the United States, his job is about to get very interesting and very dangerous. Soon he learns that this one case of Ebola has taken on characteristics that are unusual and he can't figure out how the virus is spreading so rapidly between the hospital staff, doctors and the family members of the victim. It's not supposed to spread like it is and if he can't figure it out, the Black Plague is about to be unleashed like never before in the United States and the effects will be devastating. I received Plague by H.W. Buzz Bernard compliments of Pump Up Your Book Tours and Bell Bridge Books for my honest review. This is a chilling reminder of just how close we stand on how biological weapons could be used against us by terrorists in the very near and real future. It also teaches us how certain virus' such as Ebola can wreck havoc on an entire country and there still is currently no known cure for it. The potential for it to be used as a biological weapon is cause for concern and something I can only hope our country is potentially planning for. It seems like the greatest tragedies to befall us will come from the air. For those of you that love books with a twist on the ordinary but guaranteed to keep you thinking about things long after you've read them, you'll want to pick this one up. I rate this a 5 out of 5 stars and once again think that Buzz Bernard has hit a home run with this one. I hope there is a sequel to this one!
VicG More than 1 year ago
H. W. “Buzz” Bernard in his new book, “Plague” published by Bell Bridge Books takes us into the life of Richard Wainwright in the search for a lone bio-terrorist. From the back cover: In only a matter of days, 9/11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers will be rivaled by a lone-wolf terrorist attack on America. Atlanta is targeted as Ground Zero for the most horrifying plague in modern times. Deep in the secret recesses of a Cold War lab, the Russians created tons of deadly bio-weapons. Now, decades later, a protégé of that Russian research is about to release weaponized Ebola into the heart of the South’s most iconic city: Atlanta, where the symbols of American “decadence” range from a happily diverse population to the Coca-Cola museum and CNN building. A preliminary test of the horrifying virus demonstrates the unspeakable suffering of its victims-and alerts the Centers for Disease Control that a terrible pandemic is in the making. CDC Virologist Dr. Dwight Butler begins a frantic effort to track down the source before it’s too late. For new BioDawn CEO Richard Wainwright, it quickly becomes clear that the “accidental” plane crash that killed the pharmaceutical company’s entire executive hierarchy may have some connection to the evolving threat. Suddenly Richard is being stalked by a hit woman. He and Butler join forces to find the lone terrorist at the center of a plan that could unleash a modern Black Plague on the western world. The late Michael Crichton would look at technology and science, figure out what could go wrong and then write about it terrifying us along the way. When he died I didn’t find anyone who took his place. The good news is H. W. “Buzz” Bernard has stepped up to fill that void. Not only is he a little bit Mr. Crichton he is also a little Arthur Hailey who gave us, among other things, “Airport”. “Plague” is a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you almost, frantically, flip pages reading as fast as you can. Mr. Bernard has given us a very exciting thriller set against the backdrop of bio-terrorism in a major American city: Atlanta. When you consider that Atlanta is one of the major hubs then any outbreak of disease there will rapidly spread across America. Now it is up to Richard Wainwright and Dwight Butler to find the man who wants to commit mass murder, stop him and destroy this new disease. Not only is this a very exciting book but it is all the more terrifying as the events here could happen. Mr. Bernard has given us a lot to consider as we enjoy this thriller. Well done and give us more quickly! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book. 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: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
LeeClevenger More than 1 year ago
Buzz Bernard's second novel, Plague, is quite possibly the fastest-paced and most intriguing thriller of the twenty-first century. The characters are unforgettable . . . first: physically: from a hippie-type protagonist who happens to be a retired business genius recruited to keep a company afloat temporarily after its masterminds have all been killed in a plane crash, to a doctor so memorable the reader can almost hear his sandals repeatedly clip-clop whenever he appears . . . then: in the depth of their humanness as Bernard explores the gray areas of his characters' souls: from the priority a man values his physical manhood vs. his ideals, to the perplexing dilemma of a minister contemplating pulling the trigger as the possible last stand against a horrific evil. As a mystery lover, there's just enough conjecture for the reader to wonder exactly which characters are the good guys, a mix delivered with a delicious twist. And then there's the plot which seems like an impossible mission, so much so we almost expect the tape to self-destruct once we've learned it. Yet in this day and age of terrorism and technology, its credibility makes it downright scary. The story frequently moves with almost heart-racing speed, so much so that calling it a "page-turner" doesn't do it justice. Sometimes a book is so good the reader wishes it would never end. Plague is one of those books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was boring, and should cost less money.