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Jonathan Maberry, known for his supernatural thrillers, launched his latest series with the release of Patient Zero. The new series focuses on Joe Ledger, who has recently become the head of the Department of Military Sciences.

Ledger begins the series as a highly-skilled Baltimore detective. He's smart, and is known as one of the most skilled men in his department. Perhaps this is what drew the attention of the government, who has been secretly recruiting him.

He's soon called on to lead a top-secret military group that is being created. This group, known as the Department of Military Sciences, handles the tasks that the Department of Homeland Security cannot. They can't kill the same terrorist twice in one week, but that's just one of the impossible tasks that Ledger and his crew find themselves performing in Patient Zero.

Ledger's first mission brings him face-to-face with the zombies that Maberry's novels are known for. Unlike many other zombie stories, however, Patient Zero offers a unique twist in that the protagonist of Patient Zero isn't fighting zombies. Instead, Ledger is charged with stopping a terrorist group that is threatening to use a bio-weapon which turns people into zombies.

Maberry is an author and writing instructor. He has published more than a dozen nonfiction books, as well as six novels and two plays. His best known works are the Ghost Road Blues books. This trilogy landed on the New York Times bestseller list and won several awards.

From multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry comes a major new thriller that combines the best of the New York Times best-selling books World War Z by Max Brooks and James Rollins' Sigma Force Series to kick off the start of a new series featuring Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences.

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid-response group is called the Department of Military Sciences, or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bioweapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Jonathan Maberry is the New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award - winning author of Ghost Road Blues, the first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. A professional writer and writing teacher, he has sold more than 1.000 articles, 17 nonfiction books, six novels, and two plays.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Herceg | 2/16/2014

    " "Patient Zero" has it all: love, drama, action, and of course, zombies. Jonathan Maberry expertly composes a unique spin on the zombie story that makes the novel so plausible its readers will set the book down, check over each shoulder and wonder how long they still have. Maberry's structure for this book breaks from traditional standards in that he is not afraid to use short chapters. Chapter One is two sentences in length. In just over four hundred pages, the novel contains 125 chapters of government conspiracy, international espionage, and gut-wrenching zombie slaying action. Maberry teaches me, as a writer, to forget any fear and break from the norm if it serves a purpose. In this book, the shorter chapters serve to maintain the reader's interest and set a thrill ride pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Regina | 1/30/2014

    " I enjoyed this. Not your typical zombie apocalypse novel... more along the lines of a bioterrorist thriller where a virus is created and used as a weapon turn the infected into zombies. This tale follows both the US Government group trying to prevent this from happening and those responsible for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brad Kirk | 1/26/2014

    " I bought this book somewhat hesitantly, I've never been a huge zombie person and the current social fascination with them annoys me. Having said that, this book was surprisingly good and I plan to continue reading the series. Overall, I thought the author did a good job with pacing and plot twists. The only obvious and disappointing one was how all the main characters overlooked one of the most obvious clues given to them, which I won't say here but if you read the book I'm sure you'll notice it. Quite an enjoyable read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by C. G. (Chris) | 1/16/2014

    " Book one of the series. I have book two as well. Will buy book three. Good prose, tense situations, interesting science, and shoot-'em-up badass military folk gettin' it done against zombie terrorists. Loved it. "

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