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The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, #4)
Ape House
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Operation Napoleon
Walking Dead
The Sentimentalists
The Heretic Queen
The Midnight House
Cross Fire
Peony in Love
Finding Nouf: A Novel
City of Veils: A Novel
First Daughter
A Place of Hiding
Peter Pan

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Cold Plague", by Daniel Kalla

This is Daniel Kalla at his best. I am a big fan of thrillers and of this author; none of his books have disappointed me. Cold Blood is fast paced, smartly written to capture ones interest and is extremely suspenseful, a real page turner.

The story starts when a group of scientists discovers a way to tap the water from pristine Lake Vostok located beneath the ice of Antarctica. We follow their research and exploit at the South Pole. Clever marketing has people worldwide lining up for a taste of the therapeutic water and its healing powers.

Meanwhile we have an outbreak of a new type of Mad Cow being discovered in France killing humans within a few days. Summoned to investigate is Dr Noah Haldane and his team from WHO. Racing against time, their mission is to find and eradicate the cause promptly before more people die....

As these intricate plots move along at a fast pace we are given enough clues to make the connection between them. Returning to the stage in strong force are those lovable characters we met in Pandemic....maybe we have a new series being born here.....

Cold Blood is an exciting medical thriller that brings to light not only the delicate balance between economic interest and health interest it also highlights the questionable morals of marketing and the dedication in the health care profession.

After reading this story, I think I will stick to drinking tap water.....

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