Blog Tour: (154.) The Gemini Virus by Wil Mara…

Good morning, y’all! Today I’m participating in a blog tour for Wil Mara’s infectious disease thriller, The Gemini Virus!

wil maraAbout Wil Mara:
WIL MARA is a steadily working professional writer with more than one hundred books to his credit, primarily in the school and library market. His previous disaster novel, Wave, published by a regional press, won the New Jersey Notable Book Award. THE GEMINI VIRUS is the second book in the disaster series, with several more stories currently in development. For more information, please visit

About The Gemini Virus:

Bob Easton thinks he has a cold. Before he dies in agony, four days later, he infects dozens of people. Local health agencies become quickly overwhelmed by the sick and dying and beg the CDC for help. Dr. Michael Beck and Cara Porter, a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, race to identify the deadly bug. They can’t cure it until they know what it is.

Dennis and Andi Jensen and their children are terrified. Schools and offices close. Fresh food disappears from store shelves. Three of their children’s friends die. Their neighbors are dying or running away, fleeing the unstoppable infection. Desperate, the Jensens join the exodus, making a nightmarish journey to their isolated mountain cabin along empty roads, through abandoned towns, past looted shopping malls.

The superbug—and the panic—quickly spreads beyond America’s borders. On a packed plane, someone coughs—and at their destination, the pilots are told, “you can’t land here.” US military bases are quarantined. Yet the virus continues to spread. Some believe the plague is man-made. Others see it as a sign of the end times. In the lab, Cara Porter makes a potentially fatal mistake. In the mountains, Andi Jensen tells her husband that she doesn’t feel well.

The world is running out of time.

the gemini virusISBN-13: 9780765324313
Hardcover: 301 pages
Publisher: Tor, 2012
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Tor

drey’s thoughts:

Well, if you’re looking for a book that’s good at giving you the complete heebie-jeebies, without any of the crazy apocalyptic world-is-coming-to-an-end scenarios, then definitely pick this one up. Or maybe I’m wrong, and this is a crazy apocalyptic world-is-coming-to-an-end scenario…

In any case, this is so not how I would want to go – with my insides boiling up, pus boils exploding all over, going completely mad, and infecting everyone I barely breathe on. Sounds like a party, huh? *shudder* I’m going to have nightmares – somebody give me a good ol’ zombie apocalypse, quick!

The three weeks covered in The Gemini Virus fly by quickly, as you cringe with every death, and pray that the good guys win this fight. The chain of death is horrifying in its simplicity and speed, and as dangerous to the CDC’s investigators as it is to its unsuspecting victims.

Who will live? Who will die? You’ll find you’re holding your breath as you turn the pages – as much from the suspense as from the chilling realization that this could actually happen. An excellent page-turner to add to your fall reading – but only if you can deal with the sleepless nights. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

drey’s rating: Excellent!

Have you read The Gemini Virus? What did you think? And if you haven’t, read on to win your own copy!

Thanks to the publisher, I have one copy of The Gemini Virus for you, if you live in the US or Canada. To enter, fill out the form below before November 6th. Good luck!

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  1. This reminds me of a movie I just saw, Contagion, that was so good it scared me :)! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book!

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