I am going to start by saying, thank a god that there is a second book. As I got towards the end....it wasn't quite "wrapping" up. I just got sucked into this one. I connected with the characters. I like a good plague story (a pandemic to me is one of the most frightening scenarios)it was real and even took an unexpected direction. Which, unexpected is nice! I wish I could call into work tomorrow so I can work on the second book.