On Sale: October 1, 2013
Featuring: David Ballineau; Carolyn Ross
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USA Today bestselling author Leonard
Goldberg continues his pulse-pounding medical thriller
series with Plague Ship
a mysterious and potentially fatal illness strikes a luxury
Caribbean cruise, every passenger is at riskâ€”including Dr.
David Ballineau, his young daughter, and his girlfriend,
nurse Carolyn Ross.
With a shortage of medical help and
supplies, David and Carolyn struggle to treat and contain a
deadly, highly contagious form of bird flu. Under
quarantine, they are forbidden from dockingâ€”provoking
panicked and desperate passengers to launch a mutiny and
steer the ship toward land. If David canâ€™t find a way to
neutralize the virus or take control of the ship, a
worldwide pandemic could erupt.
24 comments posted.
Re: Plague Ship
This sounds very interesting. Love thrillers. Have not read a medical one yet.
(Sue Brandes 9:09am October 15, 2013)
This book sounds very interesting and I'd love to read it. I've never read medical thriller before and would enjoy it!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:51am October 15, 2013)
I enjoyed learning about the novel, Plague Ship, which sounds
captivating and unique. The author is very talented and
creative and being a physician makes this compelling and
(Sharon Berger 10:23am October 15, 2013)
Sounds fascinating. Love that a doctor wrote the book.
(Pam Howell 10:25am October 15, 2013)
I do so love to read medical thrillers! I had not heard of this one until now. Hope I win!
(Vennie Martinisi 10:32am October 15, 2013)
Some of my best friends are Doctors, and I hear some amazing stories about what you deal with on a day-to-day basis. My hat goes off to you, on what you've chosen as such a noble profession. That being said, your book would make for an interesting read. In today's society, I believe that it would be possible to happen. I also believe that people could be placed on ships with infectious diseases deliberately, but I shudder at the thought. I hope that this is just the start of ideas that you come up with for stories, since I'm sure that your caseload offers you plenty of stories that you could choose from to write your next book. I'll be looking forward to those, too, since I love something written on a deeper level, such as the book you just wrote. Congratulations!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:59am October 15, 2013)
wow, cool - my best friend has her Masters in Nursing, so she is our first line go-to person for information - I am new to medical thrillers, also, and this book sounds very fascinating!
(Felicia Ciaudelli 12:32pm October 15, 2013)
this sounds like a very interesting book!
(Rhonda Brittingham 2:56pm October 15, 2013)
This sounds very interesting, enjoy thrillers.
(Jean Patton 3:55pm October 15, 2013)
Sounds interesting but if only a doctor knows these things, how would we,
the readers, know any different if all the facts were not correct? I agree that
Drs most likely would be the best writers of medical thrillers though.
(Vicki Hancock 3:59pm October 15, 2013)
I love thrillers, have never read a medical thriller but look forward to reading Plague Ship
(Shirley Younger 4:25pm October 15, 2013)
I have been on a dozen cruises and over the years, I've witnessed the changed ~ for the good ~ regarding sanitary procedures....hand sanitizers abound.
(Susan Coster 5:33pm October 15, 2013)
sounds like a great book
(Susan Atkins 7:43pm October 15, 2013)
Sounds like a real ture to life story!
(Barbara Wells 8:33pm October 15, 2013)
Wow, Congrats on your new book: PLAGUE SHIP. I like the book
cover too! This sounds like an exciting thriller book to win
and read this Fall. Thank You very much. Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 10:50pm October 15, 2013)
Great contest, I'm a fan of medical thrillers.
(Sheila True 11:16pm October 15, 2013)
I love the comprehensive explanation about how the realism of the story would make such a huge impact. I'm one of those readers who will, in fact, subconsciously pick the incorrect details out of a book or movie instantly, without having to think about it. Too many inaccuracies instantly puts me off and can cause me to put a book down permanently. Mind you, when I'm reading true fantasy, it's easy to imagine anything is possible, so I don't have problems with that at all. If you're going to write about a realistic subject, you have to be REAL. I'm very interested in reading this book.
(Donna Holmberg 11:17pm October 15, 2013)
Wow! I'm impressed you found the time to right this. I'll have to get my hands on a copy. The only problem I can see is that my dad has a tendency to swipe books like this from me before I get a chance to read them.
(Laura Gullickson 11:27pm October 15, 2013)
This book would be a good point of view from a doctor. After all Plague Ship, one has to be able to put all medical perspective in lament terms.
(Kai Wong 1:18am October 16, 2013)
SUPERB...WOULD LIKE TO READ THIS...
(Sakshi Agarwal 3:42am October 16, 2013)
Sounds like my kind of book. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.
(Melanie Backus 10:39am October 16, 2013)
It makes sense for a Doctor to write a medical thriller.
(Mary Preston 5:29am October 17, 2013)
What an intriguing book! Thanks for sharing the post on medical thrillers.
(Bonnie H 12:44pm October 22, 2013)
The Plague gives me the creeps. The author's medical
background only adds to the accuracy and drama as he knows
what's truthful and where the truth has been stretched to the
limits. I bet this book is a page-turner extaordinaire.
(Alyson Widen 6:45pm October 31, 2013)
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