The Black Death of Babylon
Don Oberbier investigated anomalies, but he had never encountered one as powerful as the Black Death of Babylon. The disease attacks with a viciousness that decomposes its victim within two hours. When a Professor snaps and starts killing people with the disease, Don has the campus quarantined and tries to catch the killer before everyone at the university is infected. More
Don Oberbier investigated anomalies, but he had never encountered one as powerful as the Black Death of Babylon. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its tool and its seal—black patches that appeared to eat its victim from the inside out. And the disease attacked with a viciousness that decomposed its victim within two hours. When a Professor at prestigious Babylon University snaps and starts killing people with the disease, Don has the campus quarantined. He learns that the universities alumni directory contains a list of those to be murdered, and the investigation picks up speed as Don tries to catch the killer before everyone on the list is infected.
PRAISE for The Black Death of Babylon
A fun, dark, globe-hopping adventure that's part action thriller, party mystery, and part atmospheric horror tale. There's something here in Ed McFadden's novel for everybody."
Tom Piccirilli, author of THE LAST KIND WORDS, two time International Thriller award winner, and four time Bram Stoker award winner.
"The Black Death of Babylon is a riveting murder mystery drawing upon the enigmatic elements of Fringe or The X-Files. And yet, Edward McFadden finds a way to make everything happening in this book truly believable. The plot is fascinating for what it reveals about the behind the scenes workings of brilliant scientists who’ve let their experiments get the best of them. The story is beautifully written—this allows seasoned fans of mystery, horror, and SF to find this book irresistibly hard to put down."
Michael Laimo, author of DEAD SOULS and DEEP IN THE DARKNESS.
"In this age of horrifying natural plagues--AIDS, flesh-eating bacteria--and the threat of even scarier manufactured ones--terrorist-designed Avian Flu--it takes a truly creepy book to go beyond the daily headlines. Thankfully for all lovers of high-tech bio-horror, Ed McFadden has written that novel with his The Black Death of Babylon. Marrying characters you embrace with terrors you flee, this novel will take readers on a mystery-suspense filled-spook-house ride they won't soon forget."
Paul Di Filippo, author of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: TIME'S BLACK LAGOON.
"Edward McFadden's The Black Death of Babylon is a dark roller coaster ride that will leave you wanting more. When a prestigious member of the Babylon University faculty finds DNA that he uses to recreate the most deadly disease planet Earth has ever seen—the Black Death—his enemies start dying, and the Babylon Campus is quarantined. The pace picks up even more as the book moves toward a believable and satisfying conclusion. Realistic, entertaining, well written, and different. Don’t miss this one.”
Patrick Thomas, author of the Murphy’s Lore Series and FAIRY WITH A GUN.