Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry 421 pages
Joe Ledger is planning on joining the FBI after several years as a detective when he is picked up by several agents who someone wants to ask him some questions. The someone turns out to be a representative of the Department of Military Science. And what he wants is to test Ledger to see if he’s right for their group. He passes by killing a man. The same man he thought he killed earlier that week in an operation. Ledger is only told that he may be called on to help fight a terrorist group who, it appears, has the ability to create zombies. This was an interesting premise and I really liked parts of the story. There were parts that just didn’t flow very well for me though. I will probably try the sequel still and see if I like it better because I have liked his YA material pretty well. I think I just find some of the writing a little dry in places and scenes that should hold my attention just don’t. Other people might like his writing style better than I do. People who like action and horror type stories might like this book.