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The Reaper's Scythe

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

A bioterrorist's weapon devastates a South American tourist hub.
It's a pathogenic cruise missile designed for stealth and speed.
And the entire human race is in its crosshairs!

After surviving a Paleozoic nightmare bacteria and a quarter-megaton nuclear blast, Nick Navarro figures that life can't throw anything worse at him.

He couldn't be more wrong.

An unknown biological weapon wreaks havoc upon the country of Suriname, leaving one of his best friends among the ranks of the infected. The only hope for him and the others sickened lies in the hands of epidemiologist Leigh Austen.

Leigh rushes to identify the pathogen amidst the madness of a city thrown into chaos. She'll be aided by a team of private mercenaries and a disgraced Capo of the local drug cartel. Together, they must untangle the web of lies keeping a terrible truth from seeing the light of day.

And what Austen finds in the deepest, darkest valleys of the country's rain forests will haunt her dreams.

That is, if she's able to make it out alive.

Author's Note: The Reaper's Scythe 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

Used availability for Michael Angel's The Reaper's Scythe

Paperback Editions

July 2019 : Paperback

Title: The Reaper's Scythe: A Plague Walker Pandemic Medical Thriller
Author(s): Michael Angel
ISBN: 1-07-960380-8 / 978-1-07-960380-4
Publisher: Independently Published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

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

Title: The Reaper's Scythe (Plague Walker Pandemic Medical Thrillers Book 2)
Author(s): Michael Angel
Publisher: Banty Hen Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU