Waterkill

Waterkill

by Mark Donovan

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Overview

"Waterkill" Weaves Nanoscience and Cult Religious Terrorism into a Major Threat to Western Civilization

(Re-released on 4/6/2016 after completing a professional line edit.)

With the mysterious outbreak of a deadly disease in a Yemeni village, followed by an increase in terrorist chatter after the crash of a small airplane in eastern Alaska, CEO Dr. Dave Henson and colleague Ron Blackwell of NSurv Inc. are tapped by the Department of Homeland Security to locate the aircraft wreckage and its suspected deadly contents.

While Henson and Blackwell are in the eastern mountains of Alaska helping the U.S. Border Patrol locate the missing aircraft and its contents, Dave's wife, internationally known journalist Dana Cogswell, goes missing while covering another sudden and suspicious epidemic in a small town in Germany.

Dave races from Alaska to Germany to rescue Dana and ends up on a quest to the Middle East to find her. Along the way he learns of a shocking betrayal of friendship and that the path to Dana ultimately leads to the terrorist leader behind the deadly outbreaks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517656492
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Mark Donovan is the author of the thriller novels "Nano Surveillance" and "Waterkill". He has also authored numerous eBooks and articles on a wide variety of home improvement topics through his website www.HomeAdditionPlus.com. Many of his articles are nationally syndicated. He currently resides in New Hampshire where he has spent his career working in various high tech engineering and marketing positions. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and business, and is a private pilot. Visit his website at MarkJDonovan.com for new book release alerts.

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Waterkill 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
desitheblonde More than 1 year ago
I WAS GIVEN THE BOOK AND ASK TO DO THE REVIEW WOW IT IS FAST PASTE AND THEN YOU ARE IN SUSPENSE WHO GOING TO WHAT AND WERE THE BOOK START IN VILLAGE WERE ALL MOST ALL THE WOMEN AND KIDS AND ELDERLY WERE KILLED IN ONE DAY BUT HOW. THAT THE PROBLEM THEY DID NOT NOW WHAT IT WAS IT WAS DEADLY CHOLERA AND THEN WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO KILL WELL THEY WANTED TO KILL AS MANY A S THEY COULD AND THEY SUCCEEDED IN VILLAGE AND THEN IN GERMANY TILL A GROUP OF USA CIA AND OTHER TOP OFFICIAL FOUND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON THE BAD PART WAS LEAK IN THE HIGHER GOVERNMENT OFFICE AND THEN HE TOLD THE ONE WHO WERE MAKING IT WHAT AND WERE THE SPOT COULD BE TAKEN.BUT THEY DID NOT THINK THE REPORTER DANA WOULD BE NO TROUBLE LOW AND BE HOLD HER HUSBAND WAS ON A MISSION AND THEY WITH HELP OF HIS FRIEND FOUND A WAY TO PREVENT NOT MORE OF THE POISON IT TOOK ME ABOUT 4 HR TO READ THIS AND DID NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN IT TELL OF THE TAILS YOU THINK IT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN BUT KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN YOU NEVER FIRGURE WHAT GOING TO HAPPEN
hollowfyre More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure whether I would enjoy this at first, but all in all it did not disappoint. If you are looking for a thriller that will keep you interested this will be a good choice for you. I'm not always a huge fan of this genre. Some writers go a little too far and make it too unbelievable, but Donovan finds a perfect balance between being unique enough not to bore us with things we've read before and still realistic enough for it to seem possible. An Eco-terrorism book has to seem plausible in order to really give the reader a thrill after all, and I love that the author kept within realistic boundaries. I recommend this book to people who already love this genre, and to those maybe just testing to see how they feel about it. Disclosure: I received a copy of this title in exchange for my honest review. This has had no effect on my opinions of the book.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
With our technology growing in the leaps and bounds it is today, I could actually believe that this bio-terrorism could happen. Don’t drink the water. It will kill you. That is the basis of this story. Davy Henson and wife Dana, are on a holiday when they get a call from Homeland Security. Dave and his partner Ron Blackwell own a nano-tech company. A small village in Yemen has a deadly outbreak of disease and Homeland hopes that Dave can find a downed plane in Alaska. Homeland fears it is carrying a bio-weapon. While Dave and Ron work to find the plane and recover the bio-weapon, Dana, an internationally known journalist, disappears after covering another epidemic in Germany. Racing from continent to continent to save his wife, Dave has to use all of his contacts and resources to get there in time. Along the way, he finds a longtime friend has betrayed him. Why would this friend do that? To find out you will need to get a copy of this book. This story kept me reading far into the night to see who was doing what to whom next. "I received a free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced from beginning to the end. A well written work of fiction with a strong dose of reality and possibility. The subject of Nanoscience as well as thought provokeing plot makes this a really great read. Hope the author is planning on more.
birdladyvm More than 1 year ago
STORY-LINE WATERKILL BY MARK J. DONOVAN 4.5 out of 5 Stars Author Mark J. Donovan's Waterkill will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starting in a small Yemeni village, the villagers sudden and unexplained horrific deaths opens this fast paced novel. Almost everyone died in this new and unknown epidemic; suddenly and horribly. When a small plane crashes in Alaska with a mysterious passenger and brief case on board, CEO Dr. Dave Henson and Ron Blackwell of NSurv Inc., are given the task of finding the crashed plane. As well as, the cause of the deaths in Yemen. Chatter in the underground networks link the events. They must determine how all the pieces fit together. Dave’s wife, internationally journalist Dana Cogswell kidnapped in Germany after a strange epidemic in Eberswalde, sets more events in motion; Germany mirrors the events in Yemen. Is this the feared pandemic? Why kidnap Dana? Who if friend and who is foe? All part and parcel of the same events, Dave, Ron, and Homeland Security must stop a mad man and his terrorist organization. My book review of techno thriller, Waterkill, follows. CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT: Donovan's Waterkill, a fast paced roller coaster ride around the world, grabs the reader immediately. Hold on, this is a fast and furious techno mystery thriller, filled with good versus evil. The consequences of advanced science in the wrong hands, Dave rushes to stop the destruction of America, the world, and save Dana. Advanced science can be frightening, if it falls in the wrong hands; as Donovan expertly demonstrates. Donovan built the suspense to top peak; building the pace as Dave runs a race against time and evil. Just when you think it has to end, Donovan added another element to the story-line. With many threads to bring together into an explosive ending, Donovan created scene after scene transitioning steady and smoothly. A lesson of good versus evil, Donovan skillfully, enmeshes the reader into the scenes. I could see, smell, and feel the action. With a clear clean writing style and well-developed characters Donovan created an amazing thriller with real life possibilities. Setting a fast pace with intriguing facts and clues, I could not put this book down; reading straight through to the end. In concluding my book review of Waterkill, I found a well-developed story-line; part suspense, part mystery, and part techno thriller. A lesson of the evil possible when the mad men of the world decide our fate. Seen from the side of the terrorist, as well as, rest of the world, I closed the book saying, "wow that was a great story". Yet, I was frightened by the real possibilities which could play out, if immoral leaders/fanatics have this technology available. A thought-provoking book with events which could become real for America and the world. I look forward to the next book by Donovan; I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend. Kudos, Donovan, for a well-written, enlightening, thought-provoking, and scary book. WATERKILL RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4.5 FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE: In addition, I borrowed this book from ------- and received a copy from the author. I chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest review for this contemporary techno thriller. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and under my name, are my opinions.
ToddSimpson More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book really impressed me. Mark Donovan certainly has a talent for writing, and I found myself lost between the pages for many enjoyable hours in this fabulous story. The scary thing is something like this plot could certainly be a reality. Aref Zarin wanted to unleash hell on the west, as they were responsible for killing his family years ago. However he won’t be satisfied with just targeting America, and he’s decided to extend his plans of terror on Europe as well. Aref isn’t going to use conventional weapons like the world is used to, and they will certainly be surprised when they find out it’s a bio-weapon he plans on using. The terrorist would like nothing better than to create panic amongst the western world, with a pandemic to wipe out as many non-believers as possible. Aref is keen to test his new weapon out before the west can get its hands on it and come up with a vaccine. Initial tests on a small village are very successful with wiping out 90 percent of its occupants. Homeland Security ask Dave Henson to help them track down the terrorist responsible, before they can release their weapon on American soil. Things really escalate for Dave when he finds out his wife Dana has been snatched by the terrorist. Now he’s desperate to find her before they kill her, as they have already shown they aren’t above killing anyone that gets in the way of their plans. If you enjoy Action Thrillers with a great plot and well thought out characters, then this story is well worth a read. It’s definitely worth the 5 star rating.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
A new terrorist plot! A new terrorist plot and it's in the water. This book is filled with action and suspense, and adds a inkling of fear of what could possibly happen in the real world. It's a grand thriller and filled with fantasy and sci-fi, but it could easily be a map for a non-fiction threat. It's a well written, well thought out story, and highly imaginative. It's a great read and I hope to read more of Donovan's work.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I was offered a copy in exchange for an honest review; but I decided to just purchase a copy for myself; the premise behind the novel looked promising, and I was extremely intrigued.  The body of the story, for the most part, didn’t disappoint, except for the dialogue.  This is the first book I’ve ever read where the dialogue actually made the book worse; it is so lackluster and stilted, instead of adding to thrills of the situation, it took away.  There were almost no emotions in any of the characters, other than the villains, which I will say, were done exceptionally well; I truly hated them. Unfortunately; I never truly engaged with our hero, or any other characters. There were also so many secondary characters brought in, they were lost in the shuffle, half the time they were killed off with very little fanfare, so it’s like they didn’t matter at all. I also have to ask; was it necessary to have our damsel in distresses tripping and running into everything? I mean seriously!    On the upside, I really like how Donavan made a point to show the difference between a Muslim extremist, and a peaceful Muslim just trying to live their lives.  I think we, in the western world, tend to think all Muslims are terrorist when that is not the case, and I am glad Donavan clearly made the distinction.  Overall; Waterkill is getting 2.5 Boundless stars; it could have been better but some of it was OK....Sara