Pandemic (Paperback)

Patient Zero: A Pandemic Novel

By Amanda Bridgeman

Aconyte, 9781839080210, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2020

List Price: 16.95*
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An exciting new series based on the hit family game Pandemic begins with a deadly disease breaking out in darkest Peru – it’s up to a crack team of experts to find the source before it spreads, in this taut airport thriller.

Bodhi Patel is the brand new Lead Epidemiologist for the world’s top epidemic specialists, Global Health Agency, but there’s no time to settle in: his new boss, Helen Taylor, deploys GHA to contain a mysterious new killer virus spreading into Brazil. On the ground they learn that the virus is loose in a region controlled by a heavily armed drug warlord, and the race against time to discover a cure just got a whole lot tougher. Meanwhile, Bodhi finds himself with a newly reshuffled team still smarting from the changes, including his ex – the last person he expected to be working with.

About the Author

AMANDA BRIDGEMAN has written eight volumes of the award-nominated Aurora series of near-future space thrillers, the SF police procedural The Subjugate, and a Stephen King-esque mystery The Time of the Stripes. She’s also worked as a TV and film actress.

Praise For Pandemic: Patient Zero: A Pandemic Novel

“A compelling seat-of-the-pants murder mystery and a fascinating inquiry into good and evil and the possibility of redemption.”
— The Guardian

“Convincing near-future forecasting with great characters and a police-procedural murder mystery achieves full page-turner status – all without sacrificing intelligence for thrills.”
— Locus magazine