Book Review: “White Plague” by James Abel (Joe Rush #1)

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Title:  White Plague

Author:  James Abel

Series:  Joe Rush #1

Synopsis (from bn.com):

In the remote waters of the Arctic Ocean, the technologically advanced submarine USS Montana is adrift and in flames. The mission that falls to Marine doctor and bioterror expert Joe Rush and his team: Rescue the crew of the Montana and keep the vessel out of enemy hands.

But the surviving crew are not alone on the submarine. A deadly plague from the past is trapped with them. And the crew of the Montana has unknowingly set it free.

 

My thoughts:  I enjoyed this novel but not as fully as I expected to (if that makes any sense)!  In general, it is a fast-paced, thriller set in the waters of the Antarctic.  Overall, the plot and the characters are strong, but there were some abrupt plot line changes and pauses that just didn’t make sense to me.

I must say that I enjoyed the parts of the book that portrayed the location of the Antarctic and the landscape, more than I ended up liking the plot!

I did like the main character, Joe Rush, enough to be excited to see that there is a second novel featuring him entitled “Protocol Zero”, also set in the Antarctic (yes I already have it  . . . ahhhhh I have no control, stay tuned for a review)!!!

Overall, if you are a lover of thrillers set in exotic locations – I think you should give this a go!

And remember,

Books are life,

Heather

 

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