From multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry comes a major new thriller that combines the best of the New York Times best-selling books World War Z by Max Brooks and James Rollins’ Sigma Force Series to kick off the start of a new series featuring Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences.
When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle. This rapid-response group is called the Department of Military Sciences, or the DMS for short. It’s bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bioweapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Jonathan Maberry is the New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Ghost Road Blues, the first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. A professional writer and writing teacher, he has sold more than 1.000 articles, 17 nonfiction books, six novels, and two plays.
©2009 Jonathan Maberry (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Brilliant, shocking, horrifying, it puts the terror back in terrorist.” (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author)
“Plenty of man-to-zombie combat, a team traitor and a doomsday scenario add up to a fast and furious read.” (Publishers Weekly)
"Jonathan Maberry has found a delightful voice for this adventure of Joe Ledger and his crew: while the action is heated, violent, and furious, the writing remains cool, steady, and low-key, framing all the wildness and exuberance in a calm rationality (given an almost comic edge) that renders it as palatable as your favorite flavor of ice cream." (Peter Straub)
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
Alot of charactors with likeable yet believible traits.
Joe and Church were both a favorite each has his fears and strengths
Joe of course but echo team is a group to recon with Mr Porter did a great job
LIked the book it is on a par with Mr Lee Child and Reacher Good read and will buy more.Dennis
I was looking for something different and picked this book based on reviews. I could not have been more pleased. It was full of action, suspense, and not at all predictable. Definitely a new twist on the genre. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
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You know I was extremely hesitant to buy this novel when I first came across it. My line of thought being " What another Zombie novel... Lame!". However, I couldn't have been more wrong. Patient Zero is really quite amazing. It's so much more then your drab average Zombie novel.This is a character driven, action heavy, and intelligent spy novel with a twist. Maberry can really write a fight scene. In addition, there are enough twists and turns to keep you guess and hooked. I think this is an outstanding work and I look forward to buying and reviewing the hole series. Do yourself a favor and get this book.
Awesomely descriptive and addicting.
Loved Ray's performance. I will consider other books he narrates because of his performance through the Joe Ledger Series.
Before the end or the book, I had already dl the second so I wouldnt lose a minute.
Four and a half books later and I am still not tired of the characters or writer.
Yes,because the narrator makes book very believable,interesting!
Ray porter(narrator).joe ledger is every guy...smartass,tough,funny.great characters that narrator brings to life.
He applies different voices to each character(and their not corny)he adds tension,humor,suspense just by his voice,tone.im going to purchase every ray porter narrative book.
Loved everything about it,just wish they were longer!
Joe ledger is every guy action hero/agent great book,fantastic narrator!
Maberry takes the "horror" genre in a completely different angle than I have previously read. Incredibly well crafted combination of a thriller and a horror novel. My first read of Mayberry, but will be looking forward to more.
Fast-Paced, Detailed, Exciting
Maberry brings thoughts of his main character to the foreground and you can see he's not just a killing machine. Ledger is a real person, with real thoughts and reactions to a situation like this.
Joe Ledger, as voiced by Ray Porter, is a sarcastic, witty, lovable character.
Mr. Church served to make you curious about him. Who IS this big man in tinted glasses?
A wonderful zombie thriller that's fast paced, action packed and will leave you scrambling to get to the next book.
Zombies, terrorists, special ops, and a fast-paced story. The reader is alright, the story is good, and while not usually my type of book, this one was fun. Worth a read/listen.
I really enjoyed this action packed thrill ride and love cynical Joe Ledger, but the second book in the series did not live up to this one.
A Roller-coaster Ride!
Joe Ledger is a sensitive, yet snarky character that can really kick some butt when necessary!
There are too many fave scenes to count! The book was non-stop action!
Mister Church as the enigmatic leader of the good guys is iconic.
Ray Porter is an exceptional narrator. He is a master of voices and timing. I will be looking for more from Maberry and Porter.
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