Patient Zero

Patient Zero

Book - 2009 | First edition
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Recruited by the Department of Military Sciences, detective Joe Ledger finds himself in the battle of his life when he discovers that his mission is to stop a group of terrorist who possess a bio-weapon that can turn people into zombies upon its release. Original.

Blackwell North Amer

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....

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312382858
Branch Call Number: FIC Maberry, J 100.1 2009
Characteristics: ix, 421 pages ; 21 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.0 22.0 148158


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Feb 02, 2016

I find that the story was a bit slow to get started, which is not common for Zombie books. Unlike other zombie stories where we are thrown in the apocalypse right away, this story is about a team of agents hired specifically to deal with zombies. Not so much a zombie apocalypse story but more of a top secret team of agent fighting terrorist plans to unleash a zombie plague. I'll definitely read the next Joe Ledger book.

Nov 15, 2015

Joe, a cop, was recruited to a special science division of the federal government, designed specially to stop the modern technologically advanced terrorists. This time, if they don't stop them, we are doomed.

Sep 05, 2014

I thought this was fantastic and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good action-filled zombie book. The one detraction was a hint of romance that I thought was unnecessary to the story. I'm glad this is only the first in the series as I can't wait to read more about Joe and the zombie plague - I can only imagine it's going to get worse, and therefore more exciting as the books go on.

samdog123 Aug 30, 2014

When I finished reading Jonathan Maberry's series 'Rot and Ruin,' a tween/teen zombie series, I was left hungry for more...the Joe Ledger series satisfies any reader's appetite for suspense, horror and downright 'edge of your seat' fiction. 'Patient Zero' is the first in the series. Joe is recruited to the DMS (Department of Military Science) as a team leader fighting a new terrorist attack. From the book synopsis: '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." I like Joe Ledger a lot and can't wait to read the next in the series.

Aug 28, 2014

Zombies AND terrorists? I mean, what's not to love? The action is fast-paced, but the characters are still well developed.

xsxpxixdxexrxsx Aug 27, 2014

This book is great, a real page turner! Will definitely be reading other books by this author.

Aug 19, 2013

After reading the Dust and Decay series I started this book hoping that it would be as good as the others. I was not disappointed in the least and recommend it to fans of Jonathan Maberry.

Bofur1965 Feb 19, 2013

I was enthralled by this book. Excellent!

Jan 29, 2013

This book was my introduction to the works of Jonathan Maberry and to the hero who is Joe Ledger. This book had me from the first line. It was a hypnotic, exciting ride to the last page!

rrasho24 May 01, 2012

I loved it period. It was a beautiful mix. One part "24" and another the walking dead.... Enjoy! The entire series is perfect!

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