Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Book Review: Outbreak by Davis Bunn

About the Book:

The danger hasn't passed--it's just changed locations.

Something sinister is happening in the waters off the coast of West Africa, trailing death in its wake. Local insurgencies are no longer the only imminent danger--and the panic mounts. But before a global alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, and the outbreak evaporates. Coastal populations are relieved when life returns to normal, and the region's governments are all too happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under the rug.

Theo Bishop and Avery Madison saw the devastation with their own eyes, and they know the danger hasn't passed--it's just changed locations. But everywhere they turn, powerful interests are determined to silence all credible evidence of the impending biological disaster--by any means necessary. They will have to stay out of the crosshairs long enough to convince the powers that be of the toxic destruction about to be unleashed on American soil. . . .

My Thoughts:

Outbreak by Davis Bunn is a fast-paced, suspense novel that was a quick read for me. The novel held my attention from beginning to end, though I spent a substantial portion of the novel feeling a bit confused. My favorite character was Della, a brave, strong woman, whose relationship with Theo starts off roughly, but develops into friendship and, later, romance.

I read this with my local book club ladies and the general consensus was that we were all a bit confused throughout and that it ended quickly with not enough explanation. With all the loose ends, an epilogue or sequel would have improved the experience.


  1. I have this on my TBR list, but haven't read great reviews about it. The synopsis looks good though.

    1. It definitely has some good points, just confusing at times, for me. If you're interested, go for it! :)