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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

White Sleeper by David R. Fett and Stephen Langford (Book Review)

Title: White Sleeper: A Novel
Author: David R. Fett and Stephen Langford
Publisher: Synergy Books

About the Book: When Arkansas experiences a wave of rare fatal diseases, the CDC sends disgraced doctor Dave Richards to investigate, and he knows this is the case that could save his career. When he teams up with FBI agent Paula Mushari, Richards thinks he may have found the person who can help him find the answers. But as they dig deeper, they begin to get a sinister glimpse into what they are dealing with-a vengeful sect, led by the son of a late white supremacist, intent on destroying a nation. As Richards fights to save his job, he and Mushari must race against the clock to prevent a plague of catastrophic proportions.

My thoughts:  I don't know what I was expecting when I started this book, but figured it would be one of those, oh - it's just okay - type reads.  But I was wrong!  White Sleeper grabbed me from the beginning and kept me interested the entire book.

First you have a young man(Ben Curran), who as a teenager saw his White Supremacist parents killed, living him with a heart for revenge. He nurtures this revenge for years, ready to unleash it on an unsuspecting public.  As luck would have it, he moves to New York City and discovers that his neighbors are a sleeping cell just waiting to strike.

With the help of this sleeper cell, he unleashes 3 different diseases on a small group of people to see which one will be the deadliest.  I thought this was a very real scenario as bioterrorism is a very real possibility. 

Dr. Dave Richards is sent to try to gather more information as these illnesses strike.  He was once a rising young doctor, but circumstances caused him to turn to alcohol and this is pretty much his last chance to try to redeem himself and his career.  He gets partnered with FBI agent Paula Mushari, and there seems to be some romantic interest there.

The story unfolds through both Ben Curran's and Dave Richard's viewpoints.  Although it jumps between the two, and jumps between different areas of the country, this does not detract from the book.  It actually keeps things moving along, which I feel would be the case if something like this would happen in the U.S.   The book ended with the possilibity of another one, and I would definitely read it!

~ I received a complimentary copy of this book from Phenix Publicity in exchange for my review.~

Learn more about the book at www.whitesleeper.com.

White Sleeper
Publisher/Publication Date: Synergy Books, April 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9845040-2-2
272 pages

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