Fiction Thriller Sledgehammer Receives Excellent Reviews
This Is One book You Donâ€™t Want to Miss
Los Angeles, CA, June 2006: Results of book reviews are pouring in and itâ€™s very clear the medical fiction thriller Sledgehammer is a smash hit and a five-star winner. Just read some of the adjectives used in describing this book: â€œoutstanding, must read, riveting, gut wrenching, chilling.â€�
Here are just some of the reviews with more found on Reyeâ€™s site.
Midwest Book Review states, â€�This is a gut wrenching medical thriller that centers on how relatively easy the spread of a bio-weapon can occur in this countryâ€¦. Paulo J. Reyes provides a SLEDGEHAMMER to a system that is set up to insure mass failure when (not if) the crisis happens.â€�
Sledgehammer gets a five star rating from Lightwood Publishing Review, which writes: â€œTodayâ€™s real threat of a terrorist attack is dramatically illustrated in a riveting fictional accountâ€¦Readers will gasp learning how inadequately prepared we are for this event today and how we can prepare.â€�
Louise Riveiro-Mitchell, author of Autumn Sky and Dark Skies of Autumn, also was impressed by the storyline. â€œThe story that at one time I would think of as a wonderful fiction theory, now after the events of 9/11, are not only very real but completely frighteningâ€¦An interesting and frightening read and does make one think.â€�
And Sledgehammer racks up another five-stars from scientist Cecilia Fredricks. She writes: â€œIt has been a long time since I have read a book that I simply could not put down. I am a scientist by profession so I was able to really relate to the whole bioterrorism/Virus research plot of the bookâ€¦It is well written and keeps you on the edge of your seat. This book is fiction, but could this really happen? Scary!â€�
â€œThis was an outstanding book,â€� says Melody Spier, president and owner of Ballyhoo Virtual Services. â€œIt has come at a time when we all need to stop and think about the real possibility of a bioterrorist attack and how our government would react if such an outbreak happenedâ€¦This is a must read for everyone.â€�
So whatâ€™s this book that everyone is talking about? Sledgehammer, written by Dr. Paulo J. Reyes, focuses on a terrorist who arrives in a Los Angeles hospitalâ€™s Emergency Room with smallpox symptoms. An ER physician suspects a more lethal form of smallpox, called Sledgehammer. The question becomes can this ER doctor convince the hospital administration and the public health care system about the presence of the deadly disease and the need to vaccinate the American public before itâ€™s too late.
The story is brought vividly to life by Dr. Reyes who has 25 years in medicine and internal medicine and is a First Responder for the busiest cities in California, specifically in terrorist training.