Maggie Ride, a weary road warrior for a high tech company, submits to the shot only to realize this is no ordinary immunization. Her husband, Eddy, posts his suspicions about this deeply sinister government requirement to his web site. N
Now he’s a target.
And Maggie is the bait.
The technology is real. Washington is corrupt. It’s only a matter of time before this isn’t just an intriguing idea for a political thriller.
What I liked: The whole book felt like someone just telling you about an utterly unbelievable conspiracy. Just everyday people doing their jobs and one character, Eddy, who just likes to stay off the grid without the government knowing everything he's doing. Eddy thinks his wife, Maggie, is too trusting of the government and its many agencies. Little does she know how right her husband is.
The timing and the pacing were very good. The characters a bit strange but they felt real to me. The world building was okay but the characters drove the story with their differing opinions and the level of their trust.
I'm not a big conspiracy theorist but the way the plot was written and developed in The Virus, kind of made me stop and think. I don't think Ms Diller took the easy way out with any of the story. It was more her laying the bricks and you picking them up to buy into the plot.
What I didn't like: I found one plot line a little too convenient. Maggie is the bread winner in the family. Her job is constant travel which precipitates one of the major conflicts between her and Eddy. However, I will say, in today's world it seems one part of a couple do work at home and could cause the same friction as in The Virus.
Overall, a very good read for a Kindle deal. I was pleasantly surprised about being so invested in the plot and the characters.