The Blacker Death

An Ebola Thriller
Narrated by: Larry Enright
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Only three things in life are guaranteed: You're born, you die, and somewhere in between, if you keep playing the odds, you'll get lucky. What makes me such an expert? Nothing really. My name is Bam Matthews, I'm an FBI agent, and in 48 hours, give or take, I'll either be damn lucky or stone-cold dead. Guaranteed."

And so it goes for Bam Matthews, an FBI agent at the end of his career, who in his own words "should have retired years ago, but other than my job, all I've got is a dog who can beat me at checkers, an old farmhouse in Jersey with a 16 penny nail I drove into the kitchen wall to hang my piece at night, and this Gremlin that I've kept running for 36 years."

The story opens when a New York hit man comes to town and whacks a local drug dealer right under the FBI's nose. A complicated case to crack, but nothing compared to what Bam and his partner find lying on the sidewalk bleeding to death after leaving the murder scene: the first-ever case of Ebola to be reported in the city. This gritty first-person thriller follows a breadcrumb trail through murder, panic, fear, and revenge, drawing you inexorably to an unforgettable heart-pounding conclusion. As one reviewer said, "You can't put this book down."

Note: Some language and situations in this audiobook may not be appropriate for children under 18.

©2014 Lawrence P. Enright (P)2015 Lawrence P. Enright

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The Blacker Death

There certainly a lot of action packed into this book! This detective has his hands full of problems trying to figure out what is happening to his city. This is an exciting book.

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not something I can appreciate

its just not my cup of tea. not the type of detective style I can appreciate. I'm sure if u like punny detective stories its wonderful I'm just not one of those people.

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An Interesting Premise, No Zombies

I enjoyed this book. One reason... because I often thought I was listening to Clint Eastwood in his Dirty Harry role. Another, because the character often acted or reacted similarly to Harry Callahan. For me these were enjoyable. Lastly I appreciated the familiar deadly strain story delivered without the mutations and zombies.

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  • dale_mcewan
  • 09-19-19

WELL PACED THRILLER

i have read or listened to many thrillers of this type and enjoyed some of them. This one is the best. The author has chosen to stick to facts about the virus Ebola. The tension builds up slowly and the ending, though fiction, is acceptably logical. a clever twist. It is a chilling account of what could happen at any time and the question is, are we prepared. The length of the book is unusually short (5 hours and 29 minutes), but it is well worth the listen. Everything that needed to be said, was said and I was sorry it came to an end. Will be looking for something else by this author.

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  • Amy E.
  • 05-17-15

wow amazing story :)

i was supposed to be going tesco but started this and didnt want to stop listening so got a delivery instead. i kind of knew who the perpertrators were but that didnt spoil this brilliant story. i loved this tale of deception and horror so much i listened in one sitting. the narration was perfect has a lovely mellow voice. i hope to god this becomes a trilogy and we hear more from bam mathews. my fave character was the lead character and his spook brother :) if in doubt get this audiobook it is a very good listen. i wish it had been longer :)