The K2 Virus by Scott Rhine is the best novel I’ve read so far in 2017. The story follows the path of a deadly virus, leading us to Daniel Mann, the world’s best chance of surviving this new plague. Readers will find terror, suspense and drama in the forms of an outbreak, complicated relationships and political warfare…right up the very end. The pace is steady, the characters are well-developed and the dialogue is gripping. I’ve never even heard of Scott Rhine before reading this book, but I’m definitely a fan.
Daniel Mann is a phenomenal person…impressive without being over the top, and so unassuming, you can’t help but like the guy immensely from the very beginning. His efforts to save his company and his co-workers’ careers lead him to the discovery of the K2 virus, following a thought-provoking exploration of how one simple act can have a deadly domino effect. Daniel proves to be one hell of a scientific warrior as he battles the new plague, while losing some of those closest to him.
There isn’t a single thing I would change about this novel. The effort that Rhine put into his research shows through on every page, but, most importantly, the author keeps the emphasis on humanity and the power of friendship, creating a story that will appeal to readers, regardless of their genre preference.