Saturday, November 17, 2012

Plague by H. W. “Buzz” Bernard

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.

Holy cow!  I am getting seriously sleep deprived.  Thank goodness I didn’t have to be anywhere the other morning, because I was up until five-thirty a.m. reading this book.  It was mesmerizing and horrifying, and I couldn’t put it down.  I need to read a bad book.  Something I can put down or fall asleep over.

I was raised Lutheran and converted to Catholic while I was married.  After I read Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, I slept with both a Catholic Missal and a Lutheran Prayer Book for about six weeks.  After reading Plague, I want to go out and buy a gas mask and never leave home without it.  In fact, I’d like to give gas masks to my family for Christmas this year.  What if?…  Mr. Bernard has obviously done his homework in terms of the science of bio-warfare.  But, he’s also a great writer.  His characters are well-drawn and real.  His dialog flows nicely and is not stilted like Robin Cook’s.  (The man tells a good story, but he should read his dialog aloud.)  Mr. Bernard even manages to avoid comma splices for the most part—one of my pet peeves that most other people probably don’t notice.  And he keeps you on the end of your seat, biting your nails, turning the page, and holding your breath.  Oh yeah, you’ll hold your breath long after the book ends.

Length:  250 Pages
Price:  Paperback $14.95
E-Book:  $9.99

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