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Daniel Kalla

Canada (b.1966)

Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Kalla spends his days (and sometimes nights) working as an ER Physician in an urban teaching hospital. The idea for his first medical thriller, PANDEMIC, sprang from his clinical experience in facing the SARS crisis of 2003. He has written five science thrillers and or medical mysteries, delving into themes and topics as diverse as superbugs, drug addiction, prions, DNA evidence, pandemics and patient abuse. Kalla's sixth book, OF FLESH AND BLOOD, is a departure from the medical thriller genre. Featuring two multi-generational families, a major West Coast medical center and interwoven storylines, he tackles the human condition through the loves, lives and struggles of characters connected by lineage and bound by family secrets. His books have been translated into ten languages, and Pandemic and Resistance have been optioned for feature films. Daniel received his MD from the University of British Columbia. He is married and the proud father of two girls.

Genres: Thriller, Historical, Mystery
New and upcoming books
May 2024

High Society
Dr. Noah Haldane
   1. Pandemic (2005)
   2. Cold Plague (2008)
   Resistance (2006)
   Rage Therapy (2006)
   Blood Lies (2007)
   Of Flesh and Blood (2010)
   We All Fall Down (2019)
   The Last High (2020)
   Lost Immunity (2021)
   The Darkness in the Light (2022)
   Fit to Die (2023)
   High Society (2024)
Daniel Kalla recommends
A Friend in the Dark (2024)
Samantha M Bailey
"A sexy treat of a thriller loaded with twists and hairpin turns! Fans of Colleen Hoover should love A Friend in the Dark. It will keep you guessing and up way too late."
Have You Seen Her (2023)
Catherine McKenzie
"With a compelling cast and a story choc-a-block full of twists, McKenzie drops you into the beating heart and ticking clock of a Search & Rescue outfit in Yosemite California. A uniquely fascinating setting that befits this thrilling, propulsive read!"
The Last of the Seven (2022)
Steven Hartov
"The Last of the Seven is a beautifully told war story, written with stirring prose and painstakingly accurate detail. Hartov shares a little known but compelling slice of Second World War history where German Jewish escapees were employed behind enemy lines in British commando operations that carried extreme risk and high stakes. The plot is a nail-biter. The dialogue crackles. The characters are memorable. And the exotic settings are laid out with such historical precision that you'll feel as if you are on the ground watching the horror, the sacrifice, the bravery, and the romance unfold in front of your eyes. Another absolute winner from Hartov."

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