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Vector Borne: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Michael McBride

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A team of scientists unlocks the secret of the next phase of human evolution in the most unstable geological region on the planet…at the bottom of the sea in the Pacific Ring of Fire. When a massive earthquake rocks Oceania, generating a tsunami that decimates the surrounding islands and sinks the research vessel, a rescue team is dispatched…only to find that the majority of the crew had been slaughtered prior to the ship’s foundering.

The survivors find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere on an island that’s being ripped apart from the inside out, desperately trying to reach the lone settlement on the far side.

But they aren’t alone.

Something is hunting them from the jungle, something borne of the fire at the Earth’s core. And their only hope for escape rests in the hands of a man who would sooner let them all die than share the island’s secrets.

Includes a free bonus novella: Blindspot.


“A thrilling adventure! Fans of Michael Crichton will love it!” - Jeff Strand, Author of Pressure

“McBride writes with a rare confidence, and his story will thrill you to your reptilian core!” - Tim Lebbon, author of Echo City and Fallen

“Michael McBride literally stunned me with his enigmatic talent and kept me hanging on right up until the end.” - Midwest Book Review

“McBride just keeps getting better!” - Hellnotes


Michael McBride is the author of Burial Ground, Bloodletting, Innocents Lost, and Predatory Instinct. He lives in Westminster, Colorado with his wife and five children.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2213 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692261192
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Factor V Media (Dec 21 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006HIJO9W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #182,150 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER! Dec 5 2011
By William C. Rasmussen - Published on
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Right up there with BURIAL GROUND and PREDATORY INSTINCT, Michael McBride's VECTOR BORNE is a tight, gripping, sci-fi/horror thriller that will have you thumbing the next page button on your ereader as fast as you can! I've read virtually everything that this author has released---short stories, novelettes, novellas and novels---and this lengthy tale is one of his best! A superb, suspense-filled book with enough twists and turns to keep you intrigued and guessing from the first page to the last! You can't go wrong with McBride!!! My highest recommendation!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this author! March 18 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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Michael McBride can wring so much original subject matter out of the lost peoples of ancient Mesoamerica. This story, like Burial Ground, starts with the premise that scientists want to uncover and understand the reasons the Mayans, Inca, Anasazi, etc. disappeared without a trace. This book's theory revolves around major natural disasters like volcanoes and tsunamis. As always, the science woven into the story along with real historical events, gives this book a ring of truth and inspires fright simultaneously. I love that the science is easily understandable even though at times it's quite technical. His descriptions are also right on! When I finished this book, I felt like I just completed pre-expedition training.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome take on the 'ITS ALREADY INSIDE" style of horror April 8 2012
By Johnathon Moon - Published on
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I've been on a alien/monster kick lately. So few writers can make a monster compelling or memorable. In spite of this one clearly fitting an archetype thats been pretty well established; it works. It works marvelously in fact. The whole thing is told at absolute break-neck speed and I honest to god forgot to eat and go to the bathroom until it was done and I loosed a ragged sigh of relief. Excellent if simplistic story-telling. Solid, utilitarian writing. He tells the story with the bare minimum of descriptives, and the whole thing works so much better as a result. You fill in the blanks after a cursory mention of physical description, ala Lovecraft. I look forward to more bug-hunt type stuff from Mr. McBride. He does it VERY well. It seems like he had a lot of fun writing this one.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars review Feb. 17 2012
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Great book, Im now a Michael Mcbride fan ! Just as good as James Rollins or Preston and Child. Loved it!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic Michael McBride horror tale March 6 2012
By M. Formica - Published on
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Not as good as Burial Ground - which i REALLY enjoyed - Vector Borne is nonetheless a thrilling ride into biomedical research, genetics, underwater exploration, and the horrors of being trapped alone on an island knowing the ultimate hunter is out there waiting to consume you.

Still, the ending leaves lots of questions unanswered. And there are some fantastic leaps of faith (I found far less in Burial Ground). But over all this book starts strong and carries you through to the end. The last 15% of the book flies by on the seat of your pants.

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