Deadly Strain by Julie Rowe

Posted October 30, 2015 by J McClung in Bookclub Reviews / 0 Comments

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Deadly Strain by Julie RoweDeadly Strain by Julie Rowe
Series: Biological Response Team #1
Published by Carina Press on June 15th 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 260

Major Grace Samuels, a trauma surgeon deployed to Afghanistan, spends her life helping her fellow soldiers overcome disease and combat injuries. But her own wounds are harder to heal. Wracked with guilt over the death of a fellow soldier, she finds comfort in her only friend and appointed bodyguard, weapons sergeant Jacob “Sharp” Foster.

Sharp feels more for Grace than a soldier should, more than he wants to admit. When the team discovers a new, quick-to-kill strain of Anthrax, he tries to focus on the mission to find its source. He knows he can help Grace defeat her demons, but first they must defeat the deadly outbreak.

Sharp is Grace’s most loyal ally, but in close quarters, he starts to feel like more. She can’t watch someone else she cares about die—but she might not have a choice. The closer they get to finding the source of the strain, the closer it gets to finding them.


The ladies really liked Deadly Strain. We felt it had great suspense, even though it was a bit depressing because it really could happen. We appreciated that the grief was handled really realistically. The survivor count was a bit unrealistic, but that didn’t hurt the ladies overall enjoyment of Deadly Strain.

We rated Deadly Strain 4 stars.



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