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The Plague Walker

(A book in the Plague Walker series)
A Novella by

Leigh Austen's got to stop an outbreak of Black Nile hemorrhagic fever.
The virus spreads like wildfire, leaving its victims to crash and bleed out.
And it's already wiped out her entire medical staff.

Epidemiologist Leigh Austen's been called in to stop an outbreak in the Central African nation of Malindi. Black Nile hemorrhagic fever virus rampages through the countryside like a feral beast. But when her medical mission runs into armed rebels and catastrophe strikes the doctor's field hospital, Austen's forced to do the one thing she feared the most.

She's going to have to find a cure - and a way home - all on her own!

Please note: This is a 7,000 word short story that takes place within the world of the Plague Walker novels, focusing on epidemiologist Leigh Austen.

This is a self-contained work that does not end on a cliffhanger. It contains a limited amount of gore and violence. 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 Plague Walker

Kindle Editions

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

Title: The Plague Walker: A Leigh Austen Short Medical Thriller
Author(s): Michael Angel
Publisher: Banty Hen Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU