Book Review: ‘Dead On Arrival’ By Matt Richtel

I am not really sure how I feel about Dead On Arrival after reading it. I was expecting something a lot different from what I read. This is the synopsis I saw before I got the book:

An airplane touches down at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. Shortly after landing, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. The world has gone dark. While they were in the air, a lethal new kind of virus surfaced, threatening mankind’s survival, and now Martin—one of the most sought-after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide—is at the center of the investigation.

The first few chapters were exciting when the plane landed and found what appeared to be dead people all around or possibly zombies. The few remaining people from the plane were puzzled and looking for answers. I was really intrigued as to what this could possibly be and then had the rug pulled out from under me.

The rest of the plot was not what I was expecting and frankly I was a bit disappointed as I read on. Without giving too much away, it involved a crazy woman with an obsession for a Martin, who was willing to change the world to get what she wanted.

This is short and cryptic on any other plot points so it’s not ruined for you. If you want to know the rest of the story, you can pick up the book on Tuesday, August 1st from William Morrow.

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