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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Time of Attack by Marc Cameron

Time of Attack  is a Jericho Quinn novel, and evidently these novels are quite well thought of by many.  The premise involves a deadly virus, a plague introduced as an act of terrorism.

Interesting:  the way the plague is introduced by infecting soldiers about to return home from Afghanistan as they get hair cuts  and the way infections are continued in the States through nail salons.  The possibility of a fatal virus as a form of warfare feels both possible and frightening, and I've always been interested in the Black Plague and the deadly flu pandemic of 1918 in which 20-40% of the world's population became ill and an estimated 50 million people died (from Flu.Gov)--so the premise has promise for an action-packed thriller.

Not So Interesting:  Most of the rest of the novel and characters. Although there are obviously many fans of this series, this genre has some truly excellent authors who create realistic characters and plots.  I did not find this to be the case in Time of Attack which failed miserably to live up to the promotional blurbs.

Read in Dec., 2013.

NetGalley/Kensington Books/Pinnacle

Thriller?.  Jan. 28, 2014.  Print version:  416 pages.



  1. I have never heard of this author before...

  2. That's too bad! I am disappointed that the book didn't live up to its expectation. If you ever want to check out a great action thriller, you must check out Eliot Hartford Bailey's latest book, "Chasing A Miracle." It is a great story, and one that I think appeals to a wide audience (gender wise and age wise)

  3. Must be a new author? Thanks for your great review :-). Ashley - Chasing A Miracle is worth checking out. I appreciate you sharing this one! I'm always on the lookout for a good thriller.

  4. Yes, he is a new author. Fantastic author! Enjoy!