Dead On Arrival by Matt Richtel

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Read Dead On Arrival Online Free - A mysterious disorder threatens to destroy the world in this high-concept thriller from Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, which combines medical science, cutting-edge technology, and breathtaking suspense in the vein of Michael Crichton.

An airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. On board, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. A lethal new kind of virus may have surfaced, threatening our survival, and now Martin—one of the most sought after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide—is at the center of the investigation.

The symptoms are the most confounding the experienced doctor has ever seen. Is it the work of terrorists? A biological attack? A natural occurrence? As word of the deadly sickness spreads, panic leads to violence and chaos. Armed and terrified partisans and patriots, stoked by technology and social media, have dug in, unknowingly creating fertile ground for the deadly syndrome Dr. Martin has begun to identify.

As the globe begins to unravel and paranoia and hatred take hold, Martin is forced to face a question as terrifying as this syndrome itself: is the world better left unsaved?

Moving at a breakneck pace from the labs of the Centers for Disease Control to the secret campus of Google X to the marble halls of the Capitol, Dead on Arrival is a brilliantly imaginative, high-concept thriller that draws on Matt Richtel's years of science and technology reporting for the New York Times, and establishes him as one of the premier technological thriller writers working today.

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ISBN : 0062443291
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Mackey rated it ★★★★☆

September 22, 2017

I'm unsure how to write this review without spoilers because what worked so well about the book is is that I knew absolutely nothing about it going into it. That made the twists and shock factor of the storyline terrific. DON'T READ SPOILERS ABOUT THIS BOOK! That said, a plane is forced to make an...

Debbie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 06, 2017

I was so wanting this to be good one. I try to vary my reading genres and when it comes to sci fi, I look for topics that really pique my interest. The dust jacket of this one did. Unfortunately, the novel itself just didn't work for me. The writing was choppy and the dialogue was stilted, making...

Tom rated it ★★★☆☆

September 01, 2017

I loved the plot of this book and the beginning really grabs you. Unfortunately, this is the high point in the book and the authors attempt at keeping my interest for the balance of the book falls short. Maybe it is just me, but I like story lines that make sense, are logical based on the charact...

Melanie rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 13, 2017

This book was disappointing. I liked the premise, but the plot changed into something else entirely. I never got a good sense of the characters and didn't particularly care for them or what was happening to them. I finished it because I was curious where it was going and how it would end. It's a...

Chandra rated it ★★★☆☆

August 06, 2017

You're an infectious disease expert who slept through his flight only to wake up to find himself trapped on the plane. It seems everyone outside of the plane is dead. You take a chance and venture out to do some simple tests on one of the bodies. Turns out, the victim is not dead but nonfunctiona...

Mal rated it ★★★★☆

January 01, 2018

Just imagine. You've landed at a small regional airport somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The world has gone silent. There's nothing but static on every channel on the radio. The body of a man in a jumpsuit lies sprawled on the tarmac, and human figures inside the terminal are motionless. Is this...

Suzanne rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 01, 2017

Good concept that got bogged down in the middle with poor pacing and awkward dialog. The opening scene is really good and grabs the reader immediately. Unfortunately, the author wastes that momentum with characters that are all hard to like and difficult to root for; when they leave the plane, I...

Cat rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 24, 2017

The author is touted as a Pulitzer Prize winner. So why is the writing so terrible? The language is off. The plot moves at a glacial pace. The effort to end each chapter with a cliffhanger is so unnatural that, if this book were a muscle, it'd be suffering a severe sprain. It feels like a rough dr...

Nicole rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 31, 2017

The biggest crime of this book was the blurb on top comparing it to the likes of Stephen King and Michael Crichton. How dare they compare this garbage to those great authors. I was expecting to be taken on a thrilling ride with this book, but it didn't live up to my expectations. Didn't even live...

Billie rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 21, 2017

More concept than compelling. The author had a good idea, but it just never quite came together for me and (view spoiler)[the crazy stalker was too cliched and felt like a way to minimize an otherwise smart woman. In fact, nearly every smart, powerful female character in this book ended up being minimized and/o... (hide spoiler)]

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