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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel


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 that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce 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 bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance....


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: "Plenty of man-to-zombie combat, a team traitor and a
doomsday scenario add up to a fast and furious read.
KIRKUS: "The book is as fun and funny as it is chilling and thrill-packed. Joe is a fantastic character, full of compassion, real vulnerabilities and a deliciously dark sense of humor."

"I had a fine old time reading PATIENT ZERO. 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. This is a lovely feat, and Maberry has written a memorable book." - PETER STRAUB
"A fast-paced, creepy thriller that as prickly as a hospital needle and sounds a little too convincing. This guy is good." –JOE R. LANSDALE
"Brilliant, shocking, horrifying, it puts the terror back in terrorist." – JAMES ROLLINS, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain
"PATIENT ZERO is a first-rate thriller with a bioterror angle that is as horrific as it is plausible. Maberry's prose sears, his dialog cuts like a knife, and his characters crackle with life. Joe Ledger rules."–DOUGLAS PRESTON , co-author of The Wheel of Darkness and The Book of the Dead A dark, chilling and funny thriller about zombies
"Patient Zero is high-octane excitement from beginning to end, and the start of a fabulous new series. Joe Ledger and the DMS have my vote as the team to beat when combating terrorist threats on a grand scale." - DAVID MORRELL, New York Times bestselling author of FIRST BLOOD and CREEPERS
"Scary, creepy, and gripping--PATIENT ZERO is 'Night of the Living Dead' meets Michael Crichton."-- JOSEPH FINDER, New York Times bestselling author of Power Play
"Brutal action, insanely intelligent, and so real that the hair on the back of your neck stands up!" -- L.A. BANKS, The Vampire Huntress Legends Series, New York Times Best-selling Author
FREE PREQUEL SHORT STORY: Download a free prequel story to Jonathan Maberry's exciting new bio-terrorism thrill, PATIENT ZERO (St. Martins Press).

Or you can link to it from the author's website:



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