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The Wildfire Pathogen

(The fourth book in the Plague Walker series)
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A top-secret flight carrying deadly pathogens crashes in the Alaskan wilderness.
Amidst the bodies, five vials of a catastrophically contagious virus have vanished.
This wasn't an accident. And the person responsible...has no demands!

Not all airplane crashes attract an epidemiologist's attention.

But the crash of a top-secret flight carrying deadly pathogens makes Leigh Austen sit up and take notice. The cargo plane that slammed into the Alaskan wilderness carried six vials of a lethal orthohantavirus. Each vial contains enough material to ignite its own firestorm of contagion.

And one already lies shattered on an icy hillside, its contents scattered to the wind.

Austen's pulled into the CDC's desperate efforts to contain the outbreak before it blossoms into a full bore pandemic. But the five remaining vials are nowhere to be found at the crash site. It isn't long before she comes to an unthinkable conclusion: this crash was no accident.

Security Specialist Nicholas Navarro doesn't think it was an accident either. Together, they'll have to unravel a conspiracy that stretches from Alaska's North Slope to Washington D.C.'s inner circles to stop a terrorist - one who has no demands to make.

But the clock is ticking...and they're already almost out of time.

Author's Note: The Wildfire Pathogen: 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 skulduggery 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

Praise for this book

"Angel manages the nearly impossible...creating memorable characters in the midst of an intriguing mystery, action, humor and heart." - JC Andrijeski

"Fast-paced action and sly wit make Angel's writing irresistible fun." - Rebecca Moesta

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Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Wildfire Pathogen (Plague Walker Pandemic Medical Thrillers Book 4)
Author(s): Michael Angel
Publisher: Banty Hen Publishing
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