We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down

eBook - 2019
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"A NATO epidemiologist arrives in Italy to examine a critically ill patient and is stunned to discover that the case is the plague. She soon suspects bioterrorism, but her WHO counterpart isn't so sure. Who is right? And how is the disease spreading?"--
Publisher: Toronto :, Simon and Schuster Canada,, 2019
ISBN: 9781471177712
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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sapl3 Apr 08, 2020


The killer in this novel by Canadian author Daniel Kalla is not a person. The killer is the bubonic plague. Alana Vaughan is an infectious disease specialist with NATO and is called to Genoa, Italy, to attend a patient suffering from the disease. Could it be bioterrorism or is there another explanation?

Alternating between the modern story with Alana Vaughan and the story contained in an eight-hundred-year-old medieval journal, Kalla pulls no punches when describing the horrible progression of this usually fatal disease and the suffering of its victims.

The clock is ticking as Vaughan and her team hunt for patient zero. As the disease spreads, it’s a race to stop it from reaching epidemic proportions.

A great thriller that’s hard to put down once you read the first page.

Joanne gives We All Fall Down 4 daggers out of 5!

Feb 11, 2020

I am a mature reader, as a senior, and I enjoyed this novel (by a Canadian doctor) very much.
It is a very relevant topic at this point in 2020.

The book reads like a tv script. The Characters are shallow and formulaic. Some interesting medical detail about the plague but how many times does he have to tell us this is epidemiology 101? Interesting for a young audience but this would not appeal to a mature reader.

Jul 08, 2019

A great read, compelling and entertaining.

Apr 04, 2019

We All Fall Down is a suspenseful novel about a modern-day plague which closely resembles the Black Death which occurred 800 years ago. The author, Daniel Kalla MD, is an emergency room physician from Vancouver BC. Dr Alana Vaughn, a doctor with the NATO infectious diseases department arrives in Genoa, Italy to investigate the sudden critical illness of a woman who was working at a construction site where an ancient monastery had been demolished. The contagion soon claims several more victims, thereby baffling the medical experts. The plague then mysteriously spreads to Naples and Rome, leaving the medics at a loss to determine what or who is the carrier of this contagious atrocity. Time being of the essence, the doctors from NATO and the World Health Organization rush to solve the mystery of where the plague started and how it is spread. If you enjoy tense medical drama, this novel is for you.

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