Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hybrid by Brian O'Grady -- and a Contest

Morning everyone. I have to apologize for the late post, but I didn't get any sleep last night. Probably in part because I was dying to know what was going to happen in the book I was reading! Ah, a book junkie's dilemma.

Today, I want to introduce you to a new author that should be on your "Must Read" list. Brian O'Grady, a neuro surgeon, whose debut thriller, Hybrid, is out now. (Yeah, this is the one that kept me up all night!)

In Hybrid, a number of violent deaths in Colorado Springs are being linked to a viral outbreak. The CDC has already looked into the case and says it's nothing big, but Amanda Flynn knows differently. Amanda Flynn has faced this virus herself and was the only one to come out alive. After, officials kept her and tested her to try and understand how she'd survived such a devastating outbreak. She was finally let go and has been on the run ever since. See, this new virus, EDH1, or Hybrid, begins like the flu, but causes violent outbursts, and for those who survive, like Amanda, powers they could never imagine. Amanda can sense another like herself, but unlike Amanda, this other has an agenda that could lead to a worldwide catastrophe.

It's clear that O'Grady knows his stuff, which when combined with a talent for prose, makes for the most believable and fun medical thrillers. Plus, this virus is wreaking havoc in my neighborhood (practically) down in Colorado Springs. Craziness!

For more on Brian O'Grady, visit his website at: www.brianjogrady.com or check out this great interview over at ITW's The Big Thrill.

Now for the fun part. I have one copy of Hybrid to give away courtesy of the publicist as part of the Hybrid blog tour (currently running). For a list of participants, visit the Booktrib blog here. Open to US only, no PO boxes please. All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here (with your email addy, so I can contact you if you win) before midnight Tuesday, May 24. I'll randomly select a winner on Wednesday morning.

Good luck and happy reading!


Anonymous said...

Ah, Becky, this book sounds really, really good. Sign me up definitely!! I'll be on the lookout for a copy regardless. I love Colorado Springs (did I ever tell you that my grandparents lived there?) and love reading anything set there. Yay!!!

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Now, go take a nap!

Ellie said...

I'll have to see if this is coming out in the UK, I like the occassional book like this :)

Dan said...

I left my comment here! Haha. THanks for the giveaway Becky.

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