The Cobra Effect

The Cobra Effect Cory Banks a workaholic researcher has been focused on one goal his entire life finding a way to clean up the oceans Living in India he genetically engineers a bacterial strain that will degrade pl

  • Title: The Cobra Effect
  • Author: Christy Esmahan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Cory Banks, a workaholic researcher, has been focused on one goal his entire life finding a way to clean up the oceans Living in India, he genetically engineers a bacterial strain that will degrade plastics Disaster strikes and the bacteria grow out of control, eating holes in boats, buoys, life jackets, etc Desperate to stop the bacteria, Cory comes up with a plan toCory Banks, a workaholic researcher, has been focused on one goal his entire life finding a way to clean up the oceans Living in India, he genetically engineers a bacterial strain that will degrade plastics Disaster strikes and the bacteria grow out of control, eating holes in boats, buoys, life jackets, etc Desperate to stop the bacteria, Cory comes up with a plan to create a virus that will specifically attack them But to do this he needs the help of a virologist and there s only one person who is skilled enough to handle this emergency on short notice Her name is Sarah Spallanzani and she also happens to be his ex girlfriend Having recently finished her travails in The Laptev Virus, Sarah agrees to take on the problem But tension mounts when Sarah discovers a second bacterial strain and suspects Cory of sabotage.

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    1. Great book about a bacteria that gets out of control. The detail that the Author goes in to hleps the reader feel like you are there. This is a read for any book lover, not just Science Fiction fans.

    2. This review appeared first on Sci-Fi & Scary.I loved The Laptev Virus , the first book from Christy Esmahan. It wasn’t what one might call a traditional ‘medical/biohazard thriller’ as there was a distinct lack of pulse-pounding action and tension. However, it was a fascinating look at a ‘real’ reaction to an outbreak. It Even though most of it took place in a lab, I was completely fascinated and recommended the book to everyone around me.The Cobra Effect had all the earmarks of an [...]

    3. Very intriguingI really enjoyed this book. It dealt with real problems that I was only vaguely aware of. I like reading about medical mysteries and though this wasn't quite the same it was still excellent! It kept my attention and had me biting my nails in a few places! Kudos to the author for this book and her previous one about the Laptev Virus!

    4. Even though biology was my least favorite subject in school, I had a lot of fun reading The Cobra Effect! Seriously. The science was explained in a way that made it easy for a non-scientist like myself to grasp, and the plot twists kept me turning the pages. Thank you Christy Esmahan for entertaining (AND educating) me during my commute!

    5. Imagine a bacterium that ate plastic? What would it do if unleashed on the world? There is plastic in almost all manufacturered goods now as mundane as TVs and smart phones, but also medical equipment. Our world would be changed forever! But it could also clean the plastic that is strangling our oceans. That is the premise of Esmahan's "The Cobra Effect" the follow up to "The Laptev Virus'. A biological thrilller, Sarah and team is pitted not only against the plastic eating bacterium unleashed i [...]

    6. Before reading this novel I was mildly interested in environmental issues, and I had only a hazy idea of what’s going with the pollution in our oceans. After reading this novel I’m on fire to get on board with an action plan to deal with the ongoing destruction of our planet’s natural resources.This is a sobering book. The author does not dance around the fact that we are heading into very serious consequences if we continue to pollute our oceans with debris and scraps of plastic. I had no [...]

    7. Last year, I was seduced by a book recommended to me by Lilyn @Sci-Fi And Scary. I think it was my first big step out of my comfort zone. A virus. Experiments. People dying in the Arctic. At first sight, not my cup of tea! On second thought, still not my cup of tea.But the magic happened (you can find out about it here) so I was delighted when I was contacted by the author regarding her new novel, starring the same scientific team.Here I am again, in a world I never understood: science. The thin [...]

    8. Turned on to science fiction!Seldom do I read science fiction, but the idea of plastics polluting our oceans really caught my attention. I decided to give this book a try and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I learned so much about this problem and possible solutions. Plus I found the characters to be very realistic. I got caught up in their professional and personal lives--their struggles and successes. In the end I found it hard to put the book down.

    9. Though I really enjoyed this author's book, The Laptev Virus, in this book, I got bogged down by the science and decided not to finish reading.I do recommend The Laptev Virus though for sci-fi lovers.

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