Review – Pathogen:Outbreak by Kai Kiriyama

Pathogen:Outbreak is the second novel in the Pathogen series by author Kai Kiriyama.

We reviewed the first book Pathogen: Patient Zero here

There’s no real way to discuss this book without spoiling the ending of the first one. You have been warned.

Pathogen:Outbreak picks up a short time after the first book and the focus this time is on Dr.Liam Alexander.

The good Dr. wakes up in quarantine with no knowledge as to how he got there. From the moment he opens his eyes it’s pretty much all downhill for him.

There are some interesting characters introduced in this book and I enjoyed that it had a much less sombre tone than the first one. There are times when it feels like a grand adventure and others when it feels like pure horror. The tonal change was welcome as keeping it from the previous novel would have most likely been a little too much to handle reading them back to back.

Just like the first novel though, Kai handles the characters and their situations with care and nothing feels ridiculous or out of place. It’s no real secret that I hate all forms of zombie fiction, but I’ll actually be looking out for this series to continue.

If you read the first book, you owe it to yourself to pick this up as well. If you haven’t read the first book, go do that now. Have you done it? Yes? Good. Now pick up a copy of this one and read it as well. You won’t be disappointed.

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