Friday, 28 December 2012

The Disease by George Hamilton

This is a story of  plague hitting the world.  Ludmilla is a local GP in an Eastern European country who finds out that the government is against the cure.

Most biological thrillers tend to be full of exciting chases, where the lead character is hunky, fit and gets the girl as well as finds a cure for mankind.  This is the opposite.  Ludmilla's a dumpy middle-aged woman (or at least she's dumpy in my imagination) who just cares about her patients and her wayward daughter.  This doesn't make it a lesser book, it makes it a welcome change.

George Hamilton writes a very good story.  He makes the characters believable even though they are a long way from what you know.

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