Published by: The Story Plant
Publication Date: November 13, 2012
Number of Pages: 304
Purchase Links: Amazon B&N
In his national bestseller HYBRID, Brian O'Grady created a bracing and vividly realized tale of a virus gone out of control. At the center of that story was Amanda Flynn, a woman not killed by the EDH1 virus, but changed in frightening ways. HYBRID only hinted at the story of Amanda's work in Honduras that led to her exposure and the ramifications when the American government sought to contain the damage. Now, that story can be told. AMANDA'S STORY is the heart-stopping tale of a woman caught up in a storm she wanted no part of, and what happens when she refuses to be collateral damage. It is the story that readers of HYBRID have been waiting for and that new readers will find impossible to put down.
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AMANDA'S STORY is Brian O’Grady’s second novel after his best-selling debut with Hybrid. He is a practicing neurologic surgeon and, when he is not writing or performing brain surgery, he struggles with Ironman triath- lons. He lives with his wife in Washington state.
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Amanda's Story is a prequel to Hybrid by Brian O'Grady. I did not read Hybrid but I surely will. The concept of creating a prequel after the initial story is not new. Star Wars did it very successfully and Justin Cronin recently released The Twelve, prequel to The Passage. In this story, Amanda has suffered some devastated losses in her life and through a series of events ends up in Honduras. While in Honduras the areas suffers from a viral attack - a strain of virus that was developed by a non-U.S. group as a means to pursuing their religious beliefs and supremacy. The virus ends up in the wrong hands and even finds other ways to spread. Amanda Flynn is a sole survivor of the viral attack in Honduras and becomes an object of studies and scientific fascination. When I read this story I can't help but think about Justin Cronin's virals in the Passage and Amy who survives or Stephen King's deadly virus in The Stand with more than one survivor but still a 90+% death rate or even the movie I Am Legend with Will Smith. Brian O'Grady did a great job with this story and I am so happy to have read it. He has a different spin on the virus gone wild; very developed characters - I "felt" for Amanda from the beginning of the book; and a plot that is interesting, captivating and never dull. I give this story a 5 out of 5 stars.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.