Book Reviews of The White Plague

The White Plague
The White Plague
Author: Frank Herbert
ISBN-13: 9780399127212
ISBN-10: 0399127216
Publication Date: 9/21/1982
Pages: 445
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Started out pretty good, got bogged down and finally jumped to end just to finish it.
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A good - but not great - biological terrorist novel, written before biological terrorism was the possibility it is now. Worth a read.
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Set in Ireland. A very dark story of a man who, in order to avenge the death of his wife and children who were killed by an IRA bomber, creates a virus that kills only women.
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A car bomb explodes on a crowded Dublin street...and an American scientist whose wife and children are killed plots a revenge so total that it staggers the imagination. Molecular scientist John Roe O'Neill unleashes a synthesized plague that kills only women. Unstoppable, selective and invariably fatal, it spells the doom of all mankind...
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Scary especially with the plague involved.
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Heavy summer reading that is addictive! Good climax!
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A plague is released that kills only women.
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Our story opens with the death of the wife and children of brilliant biochemical researcher John O'Neill at the hands of terrorists. O'Neil is driven mad with grief and unleashes a biochemically engineered plague on the world, one that is 100% fatal to women.

Realistic enough to horrify.