Patient Zero (audiobook)

A Joe Ledger Novel

The Joe Ledger Series, book 1

Read by Ray Porter
14.8 hrs • 12 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 10/15/10
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 10/15/10 9781441761743
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 10/15/10 9781441761767
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 12/01/10 9781441761798
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A 2009 Bram Stoker Award Nominee

A BookRiot Pick of the Best Zombie Books

Selected for the March 2009 Indie Next List

From multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author Jonathan Maberry comes a major new thriller that combines the best of the New York Times bestselling books World War Z by Max Brooks and James Rollins’ Sigma Force Series to kick off the start of a new series featuring Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences.

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills—and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle. This rapid-response group is called the Department of Military Sciences, or the DMS for short. It’s bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bioweapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

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Patient Zero is high-octane excitement from beginning to end, and the start of a fabulous new series. Joe Ledger and the DMS have my vote as the team to beat when combating terrorist threats on a grand scale.”

David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author

“Jonathan Maberry’s Patient Zero strips today’s headlines and offers a frightening tale of how far extremists will go to succeed.  Brilliant, shocking, horrifying, it puts the terror back in terrorist.”

James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author 

“I had a fine old time reading Patient Zero. Jonathan Maberry has found a delightful voice for this adventure of Joe Ledger and his crew: while the action is heated, violent, and furious, the writing remains cool, steady, and low-key, framing all the wildness and exuberance in a calm rationality (given an almost comic edge) that renders it as palatable as your favorite flavor of ice cream. This is a lovely feat, and Maberry has written a memorable book.”

Peter Straub

“This time Maberry has outdone himself with a deliciously diabolical plot and bone-chilling scenarios that keep you riveted to every page. Brutal action, insanely intelligent, and so real that the hair on the back of your neck stands up!”

L. A. Banks, New York Times bestselling author

“Wow! From the first page of Patient Zero you know you’re in the hands of a master. Maberry has created a brave, bruised, wisecracking hero destined to rub shoulders with the likes of Jack Reacher and Harry Bosch. This is high-concept with brains, action with soul and fast-paced tension with psychological insight. The brilliant beginning to a series destined for success.”

M. J. Rose, international bestselling author of The Reincarnationist

“Scary, creepy, and gripping—Patient Zero is Night of the Living Dead meets Michael Crichton.”

Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Power Play

“A fast-paced, creepy thriller that’s as prickly as a hospital needle and sounds a little too convincing. This guy is good.”

Joe R. Lansdale

“[An] exciting thriller…Plenty of man-to-zombie combat, a team traitor and a doomsday scenario add up to a fast and furious read.” 

Publishers Weekly

“A dark, chilling and funny thriller about zombies…The book is as fun and funny as it is chilling and thrill-packed. Joe is a fantastic character, full of compassion, real vulnerabilities and a deliciously dark sense of humor. An immensely entertaining package.”

Kirkus Reviews