Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Lots of people are dead and they're just not clever enough to fall over and decompose." Mary Burns


The novel opens with a Blue Line train in Chicago going faster than it should because the conductor wants to hurry home. The vibrations of the train's passage rattled the rails and caused a light bulb to become loose and fall, bursting quietly. Soon, some of the people in the area became sick and died.

PI Michael Kelly is called to help with security when it is determined that there could be a threat of a biological weapon on the Chicago railway system.

Dr. Ellen Brazile and her assistant, Dr. Molly Carrolton are experts in the field and they use a detection devise which registers a possible pathogen on the Blue Line subway.

As the disease spreads, authorities try to find the answers, while some, make sure they are not going to be blamed. Dr. Brazile informs Mike that soon after the first case, there were six more and the number of infected people was rising rapidly.

The Dept. of Homeland security is on hand and with mounting deaths, they decide to quarantine a part of the city. This gives some criminals the opportunity to rid themselves of their rivals and looting and burning of buildings begin.

It is easy for the reader to immerse themselves into this fearful setting. The action is realistically portrayed and not having time to think of alternatives, the story flows dramatically.

Dr. Brazile leads the charge in attempting to identify the pathogen and develop a vaccine while Mike continues to investigate who could have set this biological killer in motion.

I enjoyed Michael Kelly, who, along with Dr. Brazile, seemed concerned with the average person
while many officials were looking out for their image.

The story was enjoyable and shows that the author, Michael Harvey, knows how to put together a tense, well-plotted story.

Giveaway Rules:

1. this is an advanced reading copy

2. use above link and see the amazon review and at the end of the review, please indicate "YES" the review was helpful.

3. leave email address for contact purposes.

4. indicate that you have done step 2 and you wish to be in the giveaway

5. follow on Shelfari if possible

US and Canada -----Giveaway through Dec. 26th.


Tore923 said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I selected yes. Please enter me in contest.

misskallie2000 said...

Great review. I have added to my wish list. Love mystery, suspense, thrills and romance.

Checked yes on Amazon review.

I am follower and email subscriber

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

rhonda said...

email &twitter.I chose

Ruth said...

clicked yes on your review
follower/e-mail subscriber
I am pretty sure I follow you on shelfari.

Unknown said...

Liked the Amazon review, thank you for the giveaway.


Jonathan Wilhoit said...

Sounds like another great book I need to read. Thanks for telling us about it!

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining in this giveaway and your nice comments on my review.
I found this novel to be suspenseful and original.


anaavu said...

Wow! That sounds like an amazing book! Count me in for the giveaway! I marked your review as helpful (and it really is very good) :)

Ana @ BookSpark:

ann said...

I clicked yes on Amazon.
Really good review and yes I'd like to enter for the book. I am a email subscriber to
amhengst at verizon dot net

Kristi said...

I selected yes on your review. Living near chicago, I would love to read this one!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

skkorman said...

I clicked "yes" on your review—please enter me to win! Thanks for another great giveaway!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Unknown said...

Im following you, i subscribed by email and i clicked yes on amazon :) Loved the review, this definitely sounds like something i would enjoy reading...

my email is

heather said...

Great review. I checked 'yes' on Amazon.

mamabunny13 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.
I loved your review and I'm looking forward to reading this book.
YES on Amazon.
I follow on gfc and email.

mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Patricia said...

Checked yes on Amazon review,
Follow you.
Follow on Shelfari
Love the book cover on your new book.


Mason Canyon said...

Great review Mike. Very intriguing storyline.

Thoughts in Progress

Patricia said...

Hi, Mike! I'm back again!

I have definitely done step 2 - even left a comment!!

Now I have two books on my Shelfari!

Please enter my name in this Giveaway.
madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca

Thank you, Mike

Darlene said...

I liked your review on Amazon, and I'm following your reviews on Shelfari as well.

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC Darlene
darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hello Mike. I said yes on Amazon, Good review. Please include me in your book giveaway. Perhaps I will have a giveaway for January. Will let you know so you could help spread the word. thanks, Miriam

Cheryl Hart said...

I checked 'yes' and commented as 'nicnac' on Amazon.

This really sounds like a page-turner. Fabulous review.

Please enter me in the book giveaway.

nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

Unknown said...

Hi Mike, I marked your review as helpful.

ManOfLaBook at gmail dot com

Kara D. said...

I'm an email follower & GFC follower.

Awesome review & my dad & I would definitely be very interested in entering this giveaway !

Selected yes.


Sharon said...

I'm a follower and I liked your comment on Amazon. Please enter me in the drawing.

Sharn3960 @ comcast . net

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike! Thank you for the chance. This looks like a good one. :-) I did check "yes" on Amazon.

lisagoneaussie (at)

Happy Holidays!

Unknown said...

GFC: Kathy Merkel
New Shelfari follower

Great review, I did check yes & have added it to my Shelfari to read list.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your ARC.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at

Christine A. said...

I am a follower, GFC- Christine A. I selected yes on Amazon. Please enter me in contest. Thanks.

your1chef at aol dot com

Karen H said...

I selected yes at Amazon. Book sounds exciting. Count me in the giveaway please. I don't do Shelfari so I don't follow there.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

druidgirl said...

I have become a follower and an email subscriber and I checked yes at Amazon. The book sounds awesome.

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