This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
(WestBow Nov 1, 2006)
by Robert Liparulo
Robert's novel paints a scenario so frighteningly real that six Hollywood producers were bidding on movie rights before the novel was completed. His acclaimed debut novel, Comes A Horseman, is being made into a major motion picture by producer Mace Neufeld and his short story "Kill Zone" was featured in the anthology Thriller, edited by James Patterson.
Robert is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories. He is currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine. His work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Travel & Leisure, Modern Bride, Consumers Digest, Chief Executive, and The Arizona Daily Star, among other publications. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others for magazines such as Rocky Road, Preview, and L.A. Weekly. He has sold or optioned three screenplays.
Robert is an avid scuba diver, swimmer, reader, traveler, and a law enforcement and military enthusiast. He lives in Colorado with his wife and four children. He is currently working on his third novel.
Love a fast paced well written thriller with genuine characters and a fascinating plot? Look no further, Germ is your book!
A young child watches his father's planned suicide as Hitler's army begins to crumble and grows into a genius bent on revenge and destruction.
FBI Special Agent Goodwin Donnelly has met with a seemingly crazy scientist desperate to make contact with the National Centre for Infectious Diseases and finds himself under sniper attack.
Dr Allen Parker loses a patient but not before he whispers a disturbing message in Parker's ear who soon finds himself pursued by a cold-blooded assassin ~ his only hope, his preacher brother and FBI protege, Julia Matheson.
Can they survive long enough to expose an madman's plot to exterminate millions of people by targeting their DNA with Ebola causing an excruciating and inevitable death.
Robert Liparulo had exceeded expectations with his second novel, following on from the highly acclaimed Comes a Horseman. It appeals to all readers of genuine suspense and particularly men.
Germ is brilliantly paced, the action is non-stop, the reader can hardly draw breath between chapters and the characters have great appeal. Even the villains of the story are expertly drawn with great back stories to give some level of explanation for their evil bent. While Liparulo's descriptions of death are not for the fainthearted there is no glorification of the violence. With the current interest in genetic modification and other bio-manipulation this novel is frighteningly realistic as well as a must-read for any thriller or suspense reader.