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The Devils Noose

(The first book in the Plague Walker series)
A novel by

The thing that wiped out the dinosaurs is about to make its comeback.
It's a trillion times smaller than a killer asteroid.
And it's fallen into the hands of a madman.

After surviving a horrific outbreak of the Black Nile virus, epidemiologist Leigh Austen's done her best to bury memories along with the bodies.

But when a call for help from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrives at her lab, she's got to face her nightmares all over again. Something's wiping entire villages clean of humans and wildlife in a war-torn former Soviet Republic. Leigh's skills are desperately needed to identify and stop the pathogen's spread before it explodes into a global pandemic.

Austen's team of scientists and armed security set off into the epicenter of the hot zone: over a mile straight down the throat of the Karakul, the deepest open-pit mine in Asia. From there, they'll contend with treacherous military officers, caverns filled with scalding-hot poisonous gas, and an organism so deadly it annihilated the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago.

What Leigh and her people discover will shake them to their very core.

If they survive.

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

Included with this story are previews and a special offer for the next story in this series, The Plague Walker: A Leigh Austen Short Medical Thriller.

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 Devils Noose

Paperback Editions

February 2019 : Paperback

Title: The Devil's Noose: A Pandemic Medical Thriller
Author(s): Michael Angel
ISBN: 1-79640-323-7 / 978-1-79640-323-7
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Devil's Noose (Plague Walker Pandemic Medical Thrillers Book 1)
Author(s): Michael Angel
Publisher: Banty Hen Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU