Book Review- Plague – H.W. “Buzz” Bernard

Friday, February 22, 2013

Yikes—This is one of those books where you can almost imagine it really happening. The thought scared me to death! Imagine a microbiologist who is also a terrorist who has a vendetta against America and he is about to unleash a genetically engineered FATAL virus which is airborne in the United States. All the directors of the company he is hiding in are killed in an airplane accident and a CEO has to be found quickly. Enter Richard Wainwright-a brilliant CEO who can take over a company even temporarily-BUT-he is hands on and intuits that something is not right. There are many twists and turns in this novel and one of the twists at the end I didn’t see coming.

If you like science fiction (which could actually happen) and a fast paced book—this one is for you. I highly recommend you read it!!

About the Book:

Deep in the secret recesses of a Cold War lab, the Russians created tons of deadly bio-weapons. Now, decades later, a protege of that Russian research is about to release weaponized Ebola into the heart of the South's most iconic city: Atlanta, where the symbols of American "decadence" range from a happily diverse population to the Coca-Cola museum and CNN headquarters.
A preliminary test of the horrifying virus demonstrates the unspeakable suffering of its victims--and alerts the Centers for Disease Control that a terrible pandemic is in the making. CDC Virologist Dr. Dwight Butler begins a frantic effort to track down the source of the virus before it's too late.
For new BioDawn CEO Richard Wainwright, it quickly becomes clear that the "accidental" plane crash that killed the pharmaceutical company's entire executive hierarchy may have some connection to the evolving threat. Suddenly, Richard is being stalked by a hit woman. He and Butler join forces to find the lone terrorist at the center of a plan that could unleash the Black Plague of the 21st century.

This book and his other books can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and where fine books are sold!

About the Author:

H. W. “Buzz” Bernard is a writer and retired meteorologist. His debut novel, Eyewall, which one reviewer called a “perfect summer read,” was released in May 2011 and went on to become a best-seller in Amazon’s Kindle Store.
His second novel, Plague, came out in September 2012.
He’s currently at work on his third novel, Supercell.
Before retiring, Buzz worked at The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, as a senior meteorologist for 13 years. Prior to that, he served as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force for over three decades. He attained the rank of colonel and received, among other awards, the Legion of Merit.
His “airborne” experiences include a mission with the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, air drops over the Arctic Ocean and Turkey, and a stint as a weather officer aboard a Tactical Air Command airborne command post (C-135).
In the past, he’s provided field support to forest fire fighting operations in the Pacific Northwest, spent a summer working on Alaska’s arctic slope, and served two tours in Vietnam. Various other jobs, both civilian and military, have taken him to Germany, Saudi Arabia and Panama.
He’s a native Oregonian and attended the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science; he also studied creative writing.
Buzz currently is vice president of the Southeastern Writers Association. He’s a member of International Thriller Writers, the Atlanta Writers Club and Willamette Writers.

He and his wife Christina live in Roswell, Georgia, along with their fuzzy and sometimes overactive Shih-Tzu, Stormy.
You can find out more on his website

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Maria Long said...

thanks for the book review. always looking for an interesting new book to read. Have to rember this one

debdenny said...

Wonderful! I must check this out. Thanks for sharing!

Kim Croisant said...

I always wonder what type person writes books like this. If I WAS a reader, I wouldn't chose this's too scary for me...I'm a whimp!!

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

Sounds super scary! Thanks for the review!

Danielle Royalegacy said...

Books about plaques are always scary because they can actually happen--not like a vampire book or a sci-fi, although they do fascinate me. Got this on my reading list. Thanks for the wonderful review and introducing me to a new book to read.


hippie_mom said...

I am always on the look out for a good book so thanks for sharing!

Christy Maurer said...

That sounds awesome! Just thinking that could totally happen is so scary.

sandy said...

I am not into Sci-fi books but with share your review with someone I know who is.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Oh no!
I couldn't read this!
To much vividness for me
But I appreciate the story line

J Rye said...

I like mystery and and love stories however I love watching science fiction movies hehehe.

Becca Wilson said...

I always love reading about new books. My kindle has 100s of books just waiting for me to read! I dont think I will ever read everything I want to before I die :/

Healy Harpster said...

I like Science fiction! This is awesome... I want to get one as soon as I can!

Nova Hedges said...

Wow... Very interesting book... Wish i could read this after files of books i got....

Rita VonCoupon said...

I adore SciFi! I'll have to check out the book.

Mommy Liz said...

Wow! I get easily affected by what I read, this will definitely make me so attached to all the characters of the books :)

Liza Barnett

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