Monday, June 21, 2010

The Influenza Bomb

Congratulations to Karen for winning the giveaway copy.

The Influenza Bomb by Paul McCusker and Walt Larimore, MD is the second book in the TSI (Time Scene Investigators) series. The series follows a group of men and women who are assigned the task of taking modern day threats and learning how to deal with them by tying them to a situation from the past. In this case they are trying to stop an influenza bug by gaining information regarding the Spanish Flu of 1918.

There is plenty of action, lots of twists and turns. There are sections set in the present as well as in 1918, the 1940s and the 1990s. We also travel from the US to England to Russia to Germany to London, etc.

It was a bit hard keeping track of everyone. There are five members of the TSI, a few members of WHO (World Health Organization), various members of police agencies in the different countries of the world not to mention the "bad guys". Another problem I had was that some of the characters are descendants of other characters in the sections of the book from the 1918 and 1940 periods so the names are similar. I have to admit that a few times I had to look back and try to figure out who was who.

All in all it was a fascinating read - mainly because the things written about could happen, which is a completely scary possibility.

If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book, just leave a comment with your email address by June 30.


This book was provided for review by Glass Road PR.

1 comment:

  1. The Influenza Bomb sounds like a fascinating read. Even though it will be a challenge to keep track of the characters, the subject matter is compelling to me.

    Please include me in the giveaway.