Picking up a Davis Bunn novel always guarantees you are in for a high-stakes, dangerous adventure packed with suspense, conspiracy, and intrigue. New from Mr. Bunn and Bethany House Publishers is “Outbreak”, a stand-alone novel that hooks you from the beginning, and keeps you guessing and breathless until the last page.
I hadn’t read a novel by this talented author in several years, yet soon after starting “Outbreak” I was struck again by what a talented writer he is. With masterful skill, he pens a story that spans continents, reveals the inner mindsets of not only the ‘good guys’ but also the ‘bad guys’, and delves deep into the secrets behind a potential pandemic so huge that it could devastate the world as we know it.
At times it is a bit tricky to keep up with all the unraveling mysteries, (especially if Suspense isn’t a genre you read every day) but I did pretty well – until the end. I found the conclusion to be a little rushed and not as clearly resolved as I had hoped it was building up to. Perhaps this is me not understanding as well as I should and other readers wouldn’t have a problem at all, but I think it is worth mentioning – I actually had to re-read the final pages a couple times to finally gain a decent understanding of how it all wrapped up.
Overall, however, “Outbreak” is exactly what readers have come to expect from the bestselling author of Davis Bunn, and if you have enjoyed his previous work you won’t want to miss this one.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”