The Calm Before the Swarm by Michael McBrideSci-Fi/Thriller
This is my very favorite type of book--weird, sci-fi...the kind where an evil scientist has run amok and is set to destroy the world. Evil scientists still make the best kinds of villains!
In this short novella, an investigator for the CDC has been called in to determine why an entire audience at a local circus has dropped dead. She finds a dropped video recorder that shows her a biological horror she doesn't know how to stop. She works quickly to stop the impending disaster but realizes she's always one step behind the evil mastermind who has orchestrated the end of the world.
I loved this book! This is Michael McBride at his absolute best. Even though it's a short, fast read, there's plenty of punch, enough to keep you turning pages until the get to the spine-chilling end. It's a short novella at the end of Coyote by Michael McBride, but it's worth buying that book just to get to this one.