WE ALL FALL DOWN, by Daniel Kalla, Simon & Schuster


Not since Pandemic have we seen a thriller like this from bestselling author Daniel Kalla: The plague has hit Italy. Can Dr. Alana Vaughn find the source in time to save the world?

No person is left unscathed, no family untouched. Death grows insatiable.

Alana Vaughn, an infectious diseases expert with NATO, is urgently summoned to Genoa by an ex-lover to examine a critically ill patient. She’s stunned to discover that the illness is a recurrence of the Black Death. Alana soon suspects bioterrorism, but her WHO counterpart, Byron Menke, disagrees. In their desperate hunt to track down Patient Zero, they stumble across an 800-year-old monastery and a medieval journal that might hold the secret to the present-day outbreak. With the lethal disease spreading fast and no end in sight, it’s a race against time to uncover the truth before millions die.

approx. 284 pages

Out March 26, 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

If you like books that depict a race against time, usage of science and medical investigations, suspenseful situations and a search for answers following clues, then this book is for you.

The enemy: Black Death, a plague from the past that wiped out millions in the past and now threatens to wipe out billions. The MC must race against time to find out if terrorism is responsible, or something else.

There were a few slow spots that made the story disconnect, but other than that I enjoyed it.

Well-researched and set against a historical backdrop with modern touches. The main character was interesting, intelligent and a strong female lead. If you like Dan Brown’s writings (Da Vinci Code) and the movie based on his writings starring Tom Hanks, then you’ll love this book.

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