Hidden in the Shelves (25)

Hidden in the Shelves is a feature where I show off a discovery (or rediscovery) that I came across while shelving books for work.


Germ by Robert Liparulo

If you breathe…It will find you.

The list of 10,000 names was created for maximum devastation. Business leaders, housewives, politicians, celebrities, janitors, children. None of them is aware of what is about to happen–but all will be part of the most frightening brand of warfare the world has ever known.

The germ–an advanced form of the Ebola virus–has been genetically engineered to infect only those people whose DNA matches the codes embedded within it. Those whose DNA is not a match simply catch a cold. But those who are a match experience a far worse fate. Within days, their internal organs liquify.

Death is the only escape.

The release of the virus will usher in a new era of power where countries are left without defense. Where a single person–or millions–could be killed with perfect accuracy and zero collateral damage. Where your own DNA works against you.

The time isn’t coming. It is now. Pray the assassins get you first.

Summary from Goodreads. This book caught my attention because of the author. I’ve read several of his middle grade/young adult books but I didn’t know that he wrote adult books as well. I picked the book up and checked out the summary. It actually sounds pretty interesting. Germ warfare is a terrifying subject but it makes for pretty interesting reading since you know nothing bad can happen.

Have you read this book?

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