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Sunday, 3 April 2016

☀ The Ebola Game: Dr. Scott James [3] - Glenn Shepard

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Ebola Game, a Thriller by (, Mystery House, 145 pages).

This is the third book in the Dr. Scott James series.

Don't miss the Guest Post by author Glenn Shepard where he tells us about Writing The Ebola Game.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

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Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Guest Post: Writing The Ebola Game | Interview With Glenn ShepardAbout the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

ISIS terrorists are trying to start an Ebola epidemic in America.

Only Scott James is immune.


A BOMB
A bomb explodes at a local hospital.

A DOCTOR
Dr. Scott James must race through twists and turns to find a cure for a deadly biological weapon.

A PATHOGEN
A quarantined group of people await Dr. James' help.

SANFIA, VODOUN BOKOR
Sanfia is the most powerful Vodoun priestess in Haiti. She may have the cure.

ELIZABETH, THE WILDCARD
Beautiful Elizabeth is one of the most notorious freelance operatives in the world. Scott James will need her unique genius to stop the epidemic.

Teaser: Excerpt

Conference Room
Hospital Administrator’s Offices
9:30 a.m.


      Dr. Reed called and said that he wanted to update hospital leaders on his team’s findings and give further instructions. I called the operator and had her contact the Executive Committee, a governing body comprised of the department heads, committee chairmen, and all the assistant hospital administrators quarantined in the hospital. The group assembled within fifteen minutes. The two from the CDC were the only ones in the room in hazmat suits and helmets.
      Dr. Reed gave his report: “Ebola virus was definitively diagnosed by electron microscopy.”
      Everyone groaned, even though they knew before this report came in that it was Ebola. Then, he gave what he called the “good news.” The vast majority of the patients who had been in the hospital at the time of the explosion, as well as most of the doctors, nurses, and people in maintenance and facilities, were not exposed and could be released from quarantine to return to their homes. I began to applaud and the other members of the executive committee followed.
      Reed was resuming his talk when my telephone rang. I looked to see that the caller was the Mayor’s Office. I answered in a quiet voice, “Dr. James.”
      It was Mayor LaShaun Washington. “I know you are in a meeting with Dr. Reed and your staff. I’m going to call back in a minute on Skype so I can teleconference with your entire group.”
      I paused for a moment to comprehend his demand, and hung up. I opened Skype on my computer. The large screen at the end of conference room went from black to a picture of Mayor Washington and a group of people sitting at a conference table.
      The Mayor spoke: “Dr. James, you will recognize everyone in my panel, the Jackson City City Council, and of course the City Attorney, Ms. Marks.
      “Dr. James. This conference is called into emergency session. Now, let’s get right to the point: Dr. James, did you receive a message from a terrorist group that mentioned ‘Ebola?’”
      “What?”
      “Dr. James: Did you, or did you not, receive a message from a known terrorist organization in the last twenty-four hours? The Jackson City Police have the article in their possession. You are a terrorist. You affiliate with terrorists, you’ve been the center of multiple attacks, and why the FBI has allowed you to carry on, purely in the interest of having another informant—”
      “I am not a terrorist, sir!”
      “Dr. James—you are out of order here. This is an emergency meeting. Let’s get to the second point, of which this body has just been informed: You are immune to Ebola. Is that correct?”
      “What?”
      Reed stepped forward and said through his mask, “We have not informed Dr. James of that yet. We just got the results. Frankly I’m a little shocked that you know.”
      “I assure you Dr. Reed, this body will be involved in every aspect of this ongoing tragedy. Dr. James, we find it all just a little too convenient that the epidemic you have created here in the United States is something that you also just happen to be immune to—”
      “I didn’t create anything!” I screamed. “What are you talking about! It’s Omar Farok! He’s doing all this!”
      “Dr. James! That’s enough! That is enough! That is enough! Now … The FBI will be taking you into custody shortly. We are cooperating thoroughly in their investigation. This body is going to make sure that the federal authorities do the right thing and indict you for conspiracy. You are directly responsible for a number of terrorist attacks and your connection with certain cults is well known. The City Council has passed a binding resolution that relieves you of your position at The Jackson City Hospital. Permanently. We are also considering civil action against you and your group.”
      “Why don’t you just banish me from the city! You’re a dictator, right?”
      “Dr. James.”
      “Just throw me out of my own home! You are a dictator, right?”
      “Dr. James. That’s enough.”
      I turned and looked at the scornful stares of my hospital staff. Many of these doctors had been my friends for many years. I had grown up with so many of them. But no one spoke a word in my defense.

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The Series: Dr. Scott James

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Each can be read as a stand-alone. Though the books contain many of the same characters, they don’t have to be read in order.

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.


The Missile Game [1]

Chaos erupts in a small town when a hidden missile base is suddenly discovered by a local doctor.

An ISIS terrorist cell is building a secret missile base deep in rural North Carolina ...

A criminal mastermind is developing his own fleet of deadly laser-firing drones ...

It seems as though war on U.S soil is imminent, and it’s up to Dr. Scott James to stop the carnage.

He'll need the help of Elizabeth Keyes, his beautiful new companion ...

But can he trust her?

[First Published 5 May 2013 as ; this extensively revised second edition 15 January 2015 , 287 pages]

The Zombie Game [2]

*Read the full feature and author Interview*

ISIS terrorists are plotting to kill the Pope during his visit to America.

The plan: Hijack a hospital ship in Haiti, convert it to a missile launcher, and cruise into Miami Harbor, unnoticed.


Their only obstacle: Dr. Scott James, a plastic surgeon, a man who "fixes people's faces," and he’s recruited a squad of the real Zombies of Haiti to stop the attack. But nothing adds up … until the last seven minutes.

MEET JAKJAK, DEAD MAN
Jacques Jacobo, “Jakjak,” is the Haitian Finance Minister’s personal bodyguard. He’s just taken two bullets in the chest trying to stop an assassination attempt on his boss.

DR. SCOTT JAMES, TARGET
Dr. Scott James is a volunteer surgeon on a hospital ship anchored off the coast of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. He’s got his share of personal demons.

OMAR FAROK, MASTERMIND
Omar Farok wants to rule ISIS, and the world. He’s just taken over the hospital ship and converted it into a launch platform for a nuclear strike on Miami.

SANFIA, VODOUN BOKOR
Sanfia is the most powerful Vodoun priestess in Haiti. Omar Farok will pay her big money to turn Dr. James into a zombie.

ELIZABETH, THE WILDCARD
Beautiful Elizabeth is one of the most notorious freelance operatives in the world. She’s come to Haiti to defuse the bomb.

[Published 31 January 2015, 334 pages]

About the Author

Glenn Shepard’s first novel, Surge, was written while he was still a surgical resident at Vanderbilt. In the following years he wrote The Hart Virus, a one-thousand-page epic about the AIDS crisis, as well as three other novels.

In 2012, he created “Dr. Scott James,” his Fugitive-like action-hero, and began publishing the series. The first volume of the Dr. Scott James series was originally released as Not For Profit, but was later changed to The Missile Game.

Many of the twists and turns at the end of The Missile Game were inspired by Shepard’s experiences as the Founder and Director of the Peninsula Cranio-Facial Deformities Clinic, a mobile, not-for-profit, medical outreach, staffed by volunteer personnel. The group has treated over five hundred patients suffering from deformities of the face, frequently travelling to remote rural areas to perform surgery.

After the massive earthquake in Haiti in January, 2010, Dr. Shepard joined the Notre Dame Hospital unit in Leogane for a 10 day rotation. His empathy for the people and their problems greatly inspired his second novel, The Zombie Game.

Born on a farm in eastern Virginia, Dr. Shepard lives and maintains a thriving plastic surgery practice in Williamsburg. The third volume of The Dr. Scott James Series, The Ebola Game, was released in December 2015, through Mystery House.

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