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Sara, a young, previously healthy woman and a missionary, arrives at Brier Hospital with a rash and low-grade fever. In minutes, the rash erupts into destructive skin lesions, and Sara goes into shock. 

Is this an undiagnosed infectious disease, or is Sara the victim of a biological weapon? Is she contagious? Is this the start of an epidemic? In their attempt to fight this disease, physicians call in the CDC. What is it? Who did it? Why did they do it? Can anyone stop it? 

While Vector Red is medical fiction, the novel introduces the listener to an advanced technique for genetic manipulation with the potential to alter life as we know it, not only today but for the future. Man may have the ability to change the world, but do we have the intelligence, ethical sensibility, and foresight to see what’s ahead for good or evil?

©2016 Lawrence Gold (P)2019 Lawrence Gold

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Sci-fi Thriller

"Vector Red: Gene Therapy/Blessing or Curse" took a little while to get going, story wise, but once it did I was hooked. While I think this one could have benefited from some serious editing (less backstory! not necessary!), it didn't detract too much from the overall experience. I enjoyed the science and medical explanations (though it was hard to picture scientists explaining science to each other like that...) and remained interested to find out what happened next throughout. Marcia E.H. Rezza delivers a good performance narrating this book. I'd be curious to read the next one in the series!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Vector Red

This was a good book.There was some weird science going on.A genius,arrogant scientist decides to get back at everyone by creating a bacteria to cause illness.When people start dying,he runs.His former friend from childhood,a much nicer guy,helps with the cure. Marcia E.H.Rezza as a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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Exciting Medical Thriller

A story told from a different perspective then most of those I consume this was pretty interesting as it revolves around a woman presenting with mild symptoms that quickly kicks into overdrive and makes the medical community worried she might be infected with something natural or otherwise that'll cause an epidemic. From there it deals with the medical professionals and CDC and their tactics for examining and treating the patient as well as their concerns of where things will progress. There is a decent amount of info-dumping which honestly is necessary to understand what's going on, I'm not sure how you can speak on things as complicated as this without doing so while still having your audience understand what's going on. Anyways the tension continues throughout the rest of the story keeping it really exciting. The performance is done well as well where the narrator improves the story with his telling of it.

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An almost bio-thriller that is fun and scary too

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I enjoyed this book, but it took time to develop through the story. The first third of this book is strictly backstory to the two main characters and their daily lives growing up. I felt that while it was good to get a foundation for the latter chapters, the story was powerful enough to have these chapters significantly reduced and still have the same message good ending. Once the story got through to their adult life, it got very interesting. I really liked the concepts and the explaining of medical and scientific concepts (though I doubt professionals do data-dump like explanations to each other like they do in the book). I am a huge fan of the bio-thriller genre, and this came very close to it. I havent read any of the other stories in this series, but also felt that I didnt need to, to get a sense of the characters and the going-ons of the story. This was overall a well-written book that I wished had a little more edge to it. I would still recommend either way.

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Absolutely fantastic

Vector Red. . An amazing book! Its got everything medical drama, conspiracy, pre apoc, biological attack and human drama. .
It is gripping and a real page turner that will keep you up late reading.
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I enjoyed this book so much - that 5 stars are not enough.
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Very good!

This was my first novel by Lawrence W. Gold, and it was a good one. The story is basically a critical treatise on biological weapons research; i.e., an example of what could go wrong even though the initial intentions were not malicious. Or were they? The story is also somewhat of a character study of Dr. Gary Woodston, one of the Bioweapon scientists. The tale had me firmly planted on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happens next. This is a very good story and highly recommended. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.