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. Download and start listening now!