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by Bob Reiss

eBook Black Monday: A Novel download ISBN: 1439109222
Author: Bob Reiss
Publisher: Pocket Books (April 28, 2009)
Language: English
ePub: 1863 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

The pseudonymous Reiss, in his unsettling debut, depicts a truly frightening scenario: a deadly microbe contaminates the world oil supply, effectively shutting down all cars, planes and machines-anything driven by oil. Food supplies and electricity run out. Police have no way to patrol the streets.

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Bob Reiss (born 1951 in New York City) is an American author of nonfiction and fiction books. Reiss has written more than 20 books, including Purgatory Road, a murder mystery set in Antarctica, The Road to Extrema, a study of the destruction of Brazilian rain forests, The Coming Storm, which focuses on global warming and catastrophic weather. Many of his novels and articles are based on his travels to Alaska, Hong Kong, Somalia, South Africa, Antarctica, and other locations around the world.

R. Scott Reiss lives in New York. The film rights to Black Monday have been optioned by Paramount Pictures.

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Black Monday - Bob Reiss. The book, a gift from Lewis’s mentor, gives him purpose. When he’s lonely, it provides comfort. We lived for the day and we died for it, her had written, knowing well the secret life. 6 hours before outbreak. A plague that will cause the death of millions. A plague that will destroy countries. Bobby Grady ambles into the first casino he approaches, the Monte Carlo. He changes dollars for chips at a blackjack table. The kid hits blackjack on his first try. Lewis takes a chance and ducks into a nearby men’s room.

A plague that will cause the death of millions.

Currently, Reiss is working on a book named "Black Monday" that was optioned by Paramount Pictures. According to "Variety" this novel focuses on "a mysterious condition that is eroding the quality of the crude with catastrophic results, and a federal investigator tries to solve the problem before the world is brought to a screeching halt. Aside from this project, Reiss has previously sold and optioned books for films, a screenplay to Warner Bros.

Bob Reiss captures the expanse, the challenge, and the potential of the changing Arctic, and the clear need for a bold national strategy to realize the promise of this extraordinary frontier. GARY ROUGHEAD, ADMIRAL, US NAVY (retired) Former Chief of Naval Operations

Bob Reiss captures the expanse, the challenge, and the potential of the changing Arctic, and the clear need for a bold national strategy to realize the promise of this extraordinary frontier. GARY ROUGHEAD, ADMIRAL, US NAVY (retired) Former Chief of Naval Operations. A year of travel and tracking stories of climate change and how it effects you. Publication Date, August 4, 2015. Bob Reiss is a bestselling New York based author of 23 books, as well as a journalist, a former Chicago Tribune reporter and former correspondent for Outside Magazine.

Under another pseudonym, Ethan Black, Bob Reiss has penned a series .

Under another pseudonym, Ethan Black, Bob Reiss has penned a series featuring Conrad Voort, a New York City police detective. White Plague," a novel set on a United States icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean, was published in January 2015, under the name of James Abel. rn"Protocol Zero," second book in the series, will be published in August, 2015. Under another pseudonym, Ethan Black, Bob Reiss has penned a series featuring Conrad Voort, a New York City police detective. Aside from this project, Reiss has previously sold and optioned books for films, a screenplay to Warner Brothers, and a film treatment to National Broadcasting Company.

Now in paperback and soon to be a major motion picture—the terrifying techno-thriller in the bestselling tradition of Michael Crichton! When the first planes go down — in Europe, in California, in Asia—authorities blame terrorists. All flights are grounded as world leaders try to figure out how the global assault has been coordinated. And when cars, ships, and factories stop running too, it becomes clear that the common link is oil. Somehow a microbe, genetically engineered to destroy petroleum, has infected the world supply. As the world’s economy grinds to a crashing halt, Dr. Gregory Gillette, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control, races against the clock before more havoc, devastation, and terror is wreaked. Utilizing his skill as a seasoned Hollywood screenwriter, Reiss weaves the plot into a page-turning, blockbuster thriller.
Comments: (7)
Black Monday

As others have written, the plot (oil eating/crapping bacteria) was interesting but during the course of the novel, our main character aka SUPERHERO manages to fight entrenched bureaucrats, discover the means of infection, and foil the evil plot, while being a good father, husband and neighborhood block leader. By the end, everyone Good becomes a Better person and a few neighborhood nasties get their just desserts. The waffling US President probably isn't going to be reelected and the world economy; after ditching the US dollar as the world reserve currency, gets all better in a paragraph and a half. Hurrah!

My sentences have become on running and more incoherent as I realize the time I wasted reading this tripe.

Oh, another thing. A submarine captain and a couple of blue jackets rowing ashore in a rubber dingy would not conduct a snatch and grab of the EVIL Mastermind on foreign soil. That's what we have SEALS for.
Reading this book was like taking a ride in a jerky car. You start off pretty good, then the main character has a flashback at the most inappropriate times (including right in the middle of a love scene with his wife) which slows the story down to a crawl. Then it starts up again with a little action, only to be slammed to a stop with paragraphs of technical detail that sound like they were copied straight from a textbook. Little more action, then something else stops it again. Very strange pacing.

Also, the book almost seems as if it was written by two different people, or at the very least, written in two different sections. Lots of scientific detail at the beginning then none at the end, when the solving of the mystery of the horrible bug is glossed over and the main character segues from an investigating doctor to some kind of strange action/SEAL type guy.

Interesting concepts that are modern and thought provoking, however the book's turn and decision to focus on the micro situation around the main character made the book fall fairly flat. The problem is that it took the book from an interesting science/apocalyptic novel to a poor mans action thriller.
I am generally neutral toward readers of audio books. A few make the book memorable by adding breadth to the experience. Rarely do they detract. Dick Hill is an exception to this. He tries too hard to make it a performance. Like most audio book listeners, I listen to the books in my car during my daily commute to work and on longer trips. Hill varies his volume from a whisper to a shout and I found myself driving with one hand on the volume control to be ready to turn it up or down, depending on how he saw fit to read the current passage. Throw in a little road noise and it becomes quite a challenge to get through this book. He makes the reading central to the book, instead of incidental, and in this case, it borders on unacceptable. I also became weary of his giving most of the characters upper Midwest accents, regardless of where they were from. Overall, an audio presentation to be endured, not relished.
there is some scarey stuff in this book, mostly because it seems so possible. His writing reads very authentic and must be greatly researched. As with his other books, it leaves you with a lot to think about if something like this happened. and it could!
This book create a discussion on another factor of when TSHTF. The author creates suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat in how it will come out and who is running the whole show.
well thought out book and theme. really enjoyed it , good premise and
well written. would recommend it highly in a fictional book
BLACK MONDAY by R. Scott Reiss is my latest nightmare-inducer. The premise of this tightly written, chilling work is fairly simple: something has invaded most of the world's gas supply, thus rendering a majority of internal combustion engines inoperative. Planes fall out of the sky, food sits rotting, people get hungry and the natives grow restless.

Reiss doesn't dawdle on the road to chaos. Just like those first few raindrops in the middle of a picnic that herald the start of a deluge, he kicks things off with a couple of early warnings: planes mysteriously crash and cars suddenly stop running. There's a scene near the beginning of BLACK MONDAY that is a homage to "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" (arguably the best-known episode of "The Twilight Zone" television series) and sets things up for the disaster and horror that is to come. Gregory Gillette has the best chance of figuring out how and why the gasoline supply has become contaminated, and what to do about it. Gillette is an epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control; while his specialty is the study of disease microbes that attack human beings, it becomes evident to him that something similar is invading the world's oil supply.

While nominally assigned to a rapid response team designated to identify --- and then find some way of destroying --- the deadly microbe that has been code-named Delta-3, Gillette learns he has been backbenched by the head of the team, a longtime nemesis who is letting hubris stand in the way of salvation. Gillette quickly realizes that he must either wait helplessly with his family while their neighborhood and city descend into chaos, along with the rest of the industrialized world, or come up with a way to neutralize and destroy the Delta-3 microbe before the damage to the world (and society) becomes completely irreparable.

Disobeying orders and violating protocol, Gillette embarks on a dangerous and increasingly difficult mission across the country to find the source of the manufactured microbe that threatens to bring civilization crashing down in a matter of weeks. Even as the world is descending into chaos, however, a mysterious assassin is moving through the United States, making a series of apparently random yet carefully chosen killings that are somehow related to the biological attack on the world's oil supply --- and he is on a collision course with Gillette.

Gillette is an interesting and engaging character, whose ordinariness balances nicely with his fortitude and uncanny ability to keep asking questions until he hits the right one --- even as he is subject to baser temptations. For his part, Reiss does a wonderful job of explaining the process by which oil makes its way from a hole in the ground to the pump on the corner. If BLACK MONDAY has a weak spot, it's Reiss's occasional subtle plea for development of alternative fuel sources. Whether it be oil, wind, sun or horses, any mechanism that attempts to distribute power equally over a certain distance, regardless of source, will be vulnerable to the whim of a clown who tries to throw sand in the gears. The solution, as the book ultimately demonstrates, is to make life difficult, if not impossible, for the clown.

In any event, the "what-if" factor of BLACK MONDAY will be more than enough to make you think about it every time you unscrew your car's gas cap and wonder, for just a moment, if you're putting something in the tank besides gas. Don't miss this one.

--- Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub