Author: Brian O’Grady
Publisher: Fiction Std
Publication Date: March 16, 2011
Paperback: 368 pages
Genre: Fiction, Medical Suspense, Thriller
Seven years ago, everyone died in the Honduran camp from the EDH1 virus, but Red Cross worker Amanda Flynn. Airlifted home to America, medical professionals tried to identify why Amanda survived when others died gruesome, agonizing deaths or became violent savages. Little did they know that anyone who survived…changed.
Since her escape from quarantine, Amanda has been in hiding slowly realizing the powers that could have only come from her infection. She can sense things, do things using her mind, things that are incredible and sometimes incredibly dark. But as she resists the pull toward violence, a new survivor has entered her consciousness – one without her will to block evil impulses. One who revels in bloodlust and seeks to expand his mastery by forcing the end of human society. And he’s coming for Amanda..
Hybrid by Brian O’Grady is a well-written fictional medical thriller with an extraordinary cast of characters that make for a well-orchestrated tale of a newly discovered virus (EDH1) that not only is extremely deadly, but exposure for some leads to superhuman abilities or attributes. It is at this point where I became less than enthralled by the continuing storyline. When I agreed to review Hybrid by Brian O’Grady, it was based on my presumption that it was a mysterious medical suspense thriller, for which Hybrid is indeed. However, with the added element of the supernatural, which unfortunately is not what I enjoy reading, I lost my interest in the book. The plot definitely moves at a fast clip with plenty of excitement and graphic imagery describing not only the ravenous toll this virus takes on humans, but also describing scenes of intense violence. Mixed with the highest levels of government and military involvement, fans of supernatural action thrillers will no doubt be rewarded by reading Hybrid. I encourage readers to check out more opinions on this book as O’Grady’s Hybrid simply did not work for my reading preferences.
To learn more about author Brian O’Grady, please visit his website.
I received a complimentary copy of Hybrid by Brian O’Grady from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. to offer my honest review of the book. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned book.