Book Review: “Deadly Strain” by Julie Rowe

August 5, 2015 at 12:11 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Julie Rowe in her new book, “deadly strain book coverDeadly Strain” Book One in the Biological Response Team series published by Carina Press introduces us to Major Grace Samuels.

From the back cover:   Major Grace Samuels, a trauma surgeon deployed to Afghanistan, spends her life helping her fellow soldiers overcome disease and combat injuries. But her own wounds are harder to heal. Wracked with guilt over the death of a fellow soldier, she finds comfort in her only friend and appointed bodyguard, weapons sergeant Jacob “Sharp” Foster.

Sharp feels more for Grace than a soldier should, more than he wants to admit. When the team discovers a new, quick-to-kill strain of anthrax, he tries to focus on the mission to find its source. He knows he can help Grace defeat her demons, but first they must defeat the deadly outbreak.

Sharp is Grace’s most loyal ally, but in close quarters, he starts to feel like more. She can’t watch someone else she cares about die—but she might not have a choice. The closer they get to finding the source of the strain, the closer it gets to finding them.

This is a great way to begin a series. It begins simply enough with Dr. Grace joining the Green Beret Special Forces Unit. Then a whole town dies. Someone is using Anthrax as a weapon. The helicopter is shot down out of the air. Now we have to find out who and where and stop him before it gets too late. This is a thriller as practically everyone’s lives are in great danger. Suspense, mystery, romance and military action can be found in abundance. Grace and Sharp are highly intriguing characters that captures your attention and bring you into their world.  “Deadly Strain” is an engrossing read that will keep you flipping pages as fast as you can read. I am glad I found this talented author and am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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