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