Book Review #234: Blood Virus: A Pandemic by Design

Author: L.A. Hollis

Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Language: English 

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: iUniverse

Date of publication: 7 March 2016

No. Of pages: 200


Thousand are dying withthe rampant spread of an unknown virus through the Western African pppulation. Looking at the growing number, the CDC jumpe in before the virus can become a global pandemic. They send their best man, Dr. Lennox Richards of the Epidemic Intelligence Service to ground zero in Benin. 

As he heads the team in identifying the virus, he stumbles upon certain findings that indicate towards it being ethno-specific, killing only the blacks and leaving others with nothing more than a common cold. As an African American himself, the stakes are suddenly highfor the  good  doctor. 


I love medical fictions considering my reading hanit was literally brought up on Robin Cook cult. Thus it’s no surprise that I had high hopes when it comes to this bool. The plot is brilliantly conceptualised and the whole book started with this very clarity. The characters brought their own share of personalities to make thenplot dramatic. However, by the end of the book, the whole drama and the thrilling pace starts mellowing down; the end just felt lole a smack-down. 

I loved the title (though it could have been shortened) and the cover image; both conveyed the concept brilliantly. 

My opinion: It’s a good book with a potential to become great. 

My rating: 3.5 out of 5


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