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The Blood Zone

(2019)
(The third book in the Plague Walker series)
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An unknown pathogen leaves divers bleeding out from horrific wounds.
A film of hot water no thicker than a child's wrist separates it from the open ocean.
Its escape threatens to turn a day at the beach into a nightmare!


Hidden below the Mediterranean lies a warren of undersea trenches, punctuated by an explosive cluster of deep-water hydrothermal vents. But when a team of aquanauts return half-dead and covered in festering slashes, epidemiologist Leigh Austen is called in to aid the investigation.

Austen must team up with security specialist Nicholas Navarro to piece the puzzle together. The trail leads them to an eccentric nobleman's mountain estate, down to a state-of-the-art underseas laboratory, and then out into the boiling dark of the ocean's depths!

And through it all, they'll come face to face with an organism that, should it escape its watery tomb, will forever mark the oceans as off limits to humanity.

Hope they work best under pressure.

Author's Note: The Blood Zone A Pandemic Medical Thriller is a self-contained work and does not end on a cliffhanger. It contains a limited amount of gore, violence, and strong language. Ratings-wise, it would either be a hard PG-13 or soft R. Please decide to purchase accordingly.

Included with this story are links to purchase the full-length medical thrillers The Devil's Noose and The Reaper's Scythe.

Reviews of The Plague Walker Pandemic Medical Thrillers:

"Angel manages the nearly impossible...creating memorable characters in the midst of an intriguing mystery, action, humor and heart."
-- JC Andrijeski, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Quentin Black mystery series

"Fast-paced action and sly wit make Angel's writing irresistible fun."
-- Rebecca Moesta, NYT Bestselling co-author of Young Jedi Knights

Interview with the Author:

Q - What makes a Plague Walker Pandemic Medical Thriller special?
A - I've enjoyed thought-provoking medical or science-based fiction ever since I was old enough to read Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain and Robin Cook's Coma. I'm also a big fan of the modern-day thriller writers like Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle, and Tess Gerritsen.

So I've been writing these new medical thrillers as a unique mix of the two kinds of books. Epidemiologist Leigh Austen encounters similarly apocalyptic threats...and she does in a world rife with international skullduggery and conspiracy!

Q - Why should readers give these books a try?
A - Because you'll get to meet a bunch of memorable characters - scientists, soldiers, doctors, even a shadowy Nostradamus-like figure - in the midst of intriguing medical thrillers filled with action, humor and heart. (Yes, I paraphrased one of my reviewers, but I can't put it any better.)

Q - Tell us more about epidemiologist Leigh Austen - what makes her tick?
A - Leigh's the kind of person who'll move mountains to help someone. She also carries hidden scars from the time her medical team was wiped out by a killer virus in The Plague Walker. For that reason alone she'll go to any length to stop a local outbreak from turning into a global pandemic.

Genre: Thriller

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Used availability for Michael Angel's The Blood Zone

Paperback Editions

November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blood Zone: A Plague Walker Pandemic Medical Thriller
Author(s): Michael Angel
ISBN: 1-71230-304-X / 978-1-71230-304-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blood Zone (Plague Walker Pandemic Medical Thrillers Book 3)
Author(s): Michael Angel
Publisher: Banty Hen Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU