Think Zebras

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A disturbed mind

And an internal power struggle

A common illness is killing the elderly in Revere County, but Mary Campbell, the nurse supervisor for the understaff Communicable Disease Control Unit, is told not to worry. The increase in outbreaks is likely due to a new strain of virus circulating in the United States. But something feels wrong. Mary senses she is overlooking an important link. To uncover the connection, she reluctantly embraces a new strategy suggested by her department’s maligned bioterrorism coordinator. Set two years after the 9/11 attacks, Mary’s investigation exposes not only the menace behind the outbreaks, but a greater threat to her community that requires her to make a painful sacrifice.

Praise for Think Zebras from Amazon readers:

Highly entertaining and timely — a bio-terrorism mystery with interwoven themes that would not be out of place in The Office, House of Cards or, sadly enough, the current presidential campaign. I couldn’t put it down!

Thrilling story and lovable characters. A unique view into the little understood world of public health. It took ahold of me and wouldn’t let go until the last page.

Praise from Goodreads readers:

Wow! Eerily real and unsettling. This could really happen.

…a solid, well-written, medical mystery.

I would recommend this book highly as a very good read.

It leaves you a little scared, but that’s what a good mystery should do.

Read Think Zebras to better understand the political pressures local health departments faced before the arrival of COVID-19.

Think Zebras is available as an e-book or paperback.