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Tooth And Nail by Craig Dilouie
Cover Artist: iStockphoto
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Schmidt Haus Books Trade Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 1930486987
Date: 01 April 2010 List Price $16.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

A deadly pandemic threatens to destroy the world. Shrouded in mystery and invoking panic, the Hong Kong Lyssavirus turns a small percentage of its victims into rabid, crazed maniacs intent on biting and mauling. If bitten by one of these Mad Dogs (or Maddies), an infected person will turn into a Mad Dog within a few hours. The virus's incubation period is extremely short. The situation has become so severe that the entire Army has been withdrawn from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Second Lieutenant Todd Bowman is the commanding officer in charge of guarding the Trinity Hospital in Midtown Manhattan. From there, Bowman leads his men to a middle school where he must rendezvous with other platoons. An army of Mad Dogs surrounds the school. Bowman is then sent on a suicide mission to rescue surviving scientists at the Bradley Institute of Graduate Microbiology and Virology Studies. Dr. Valeriya Petrova, who lies huddled in fear beneath a desk, may be the only one who has a vaccine for the Lyssavirus.

From official release/information:

Product Description: As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled-that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease. Lieutenant Todd Bowman got his unit through the horrors of combat in Iraq. Now he must lead his men across New York through a storm of violence to secure a research facility that may hold a cure. To succeed in this mission to help save what's left of society, the men of Second Platoon will face a terrifying battle of survival against the very people they have sworn to protect-people turned into a fearless, endless horde armed solely with tooth and nail.

(Source: Schmidt Haus Books)

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