Project ULF: Outbreak by Stuart Clark
Ten years have passed since the alien liberation league broke in to the Interplanetary Zoological Park and set the alien exhibits loose. Ten years since chaos was unleashed on Chicago. In the decade that has followed the I.Z.P. has stood abandoned, crumbling in to ruin, a reminder of better days.
But something has survived!
Across the city people are falling ill with a mystery sickness the likes of which has never been seen before. An indiscriminate killer, the disease appears to be fatal for anyone it afflicts. In the quest for answers, Chris Gault, once a ULF trapper and medic, now a doctor at Chicago’s Hope Medical Center, will cross paths once again with Detective Superintendent Ed Lieberwits, and while the doctor searches frantically for a solution to Chicago’s latest problem, the retired cop will uncover something far more disturbing − that someone does not want them to find a cure.
Ed Lieberwits is retired, but that doesn’t stop him from investigating this strange new illness that has killed an old friend. And the illness hits close to home for Christ Gault as well, now a doctor, who teams up with former trappers to uncover the cause of the illness as well as hunt down the alien entity responsible. This is the third in the ULF series, but as ten years have passed, it’s a successful standalone story as well.
As with similar outbreak, adventure films, the suspense is intense with the feeling of time running out. The only parts that slowed me down were the details and specifics of the illness and cure. I found it easier to skim over the details rather than try to process, as I have no medical background and it doesn’t really interest me. Otherwise, the pacing was steady and the story was captivating. The mystery of the illness unfolds alongside a deeper mystery, with exciting and satisfying results. This latest scifi thriller by Clark did not disappoint.
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