I am very choosy when it comes to books of the genre Mystery and Thrillers. Violence, murder or gore isn’t something that I like to read in a story. Last year, when I first started book blogging, I came across this one-of-a-kind book – Death by DNA.
What was so special about this book that I really liked it? As the title suggests, the story revolves around DNA manipulation. It doesn’t end there. It is well known that when the Third Riech fell at the end of WWII, some of the SS Guards/Nazis ran away from Germany and settled in the jungles of South America. Some of the most brilliant scientists who worked under the Nazi Government had some wondrous ideas and equally wondrous tools and drugs that were kept a secret for a long time.
What would you do if all of a sudden, certain species of animals start to drop dead? In a certain area, birds started to fall from the sky, and then, some female species of the bovine family drops dead. No, they aren’t poisoned. Their DNA is altered via satellite!
The above two paragraphs form the base of the first book in this series. The Trojan Plague is the second book in the series and the readers are in for one heck of a ride! The most notorious dictators of all times’ body was found burned outside his bunker. There were speculations that the body was that of a double while the real one was hiding somewhere in the jungles of Argentina. His son is going to fulfill his dreams – The beginning of the Fourth Reich. The son is richer and is more powerful than his father.
What starts as an accidental wolf attack in a mall turns out to be an outbreak of rabies. A unique strain of rabies that spreads through air, water or touch. As panic grips parts of the USA, a pharmaceutical company creates a cure. A cure that is going to create more havoc than rabies.
The CDC trained veterinarian trio – Tom, Kate and Brad are assigned this case. Lakota Sioux Indian, Joseph, and French Investigators from the famous Pasteur Institute – Jean and Jules are called in too. The six are now off on a chase of a lifetime to stop the disease from spreading before it is too late.
I hope the above gist interests you enough to go ahead and try the book because believe me, this is one such series that you will really like. The story is absolutely fantabulous! A Nazi starting biological warfare to fulfill his late father’s dreams, six investigators and their unique skills and one heck of a cat and mouse chase, do I have to say more?
The reason I am a fan of this series is that I haven’t come across anything such so far. A thriller with an unexpected element of surprise, and not to forget, the runaway Nazis back on the scene almost half a decade later and a lot more! Wowity Wow!
The characters are likeable. There are some scenes where the character reminisces their previous adventure (book #1) but this book can be read as a standalone. However, I recommend you to read Death by DNA so that you will get an idea about the characters, their background and the story so far.
Totally engrossing, spine-tingling and unique makes The Trojan Plague a must-read.
Writing Style: 5/5
Character Development: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
Title: The Trojan Plague: Countdown to Armageddon
Author: Pierce Roberts
Published on: 22nd July 2019
Genre: Mystery and Thriller
Many thanks to Pierce Roberts for the copy of this book. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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