New Release: The Chimera Sequence
You can buy it in print, audio, or digital on Amazon: The Chimera Sequence.
Cole McBride makes a chilling discovery while investigating a mysterious disease causing the deaths of endangered mountain gorillas in war-torn central Africa.
When a humanitarian aid hospital nearby diagnoses a disturbingly similar human case, the former Special Forces veterinarian knows he must figure out how to stop this outbreak from spreading–before it blows up into a global pandemic.
Halfway across the continent, a massive cargo ship moves out of Sudan’s largest port. Buried deep within its hold is one container of urgent significance for its buyer in the Persian Gulf.
And back in Washington, D.C., the owner of a Lebanese restaurant a stone’s throw from the White House finds a cryptic message in the Drafts folder of his e-mail inbox.
It’s one week before Independence Day, and an unpopular president is preparing to host America’s biggest celebration in years. There’s just one small problem: he’s not the only one with plans for the holiday.
With the woman he loves sick and close to death, Cole puts his own life on the line in a race against time to discover the truth behind the outbreak’s origin–a truth that will link it to one of humanity’s most ancient plagues and threaten the very heart of America.
This is how it happened.
I was fortunate to get endorsements from some of my favorite authors and veterinarians, so read on to let them convince you why my book is worth checking out:
“Elliott Garber’s debut thriller The Chimera Sequence has everything I love in a novel: great characters, a thrill ride of an adventure, and a looming global menace. But best of all, the story hooked me from the first intriguing page to the last illuminating line. I can’t wait to see what this guy writes next!”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of the The Sixth Extinction
“As a Gorilla Doctor worried about viruses being transmitted from humans to gorillas and vice versa, I found The Chimera Sequence totally fascinating and accurate from a scientific standpoint. The setting genuinely captures the essence of fieldwork in the Virunga massif. Elliott Garber walks us through a scarily plausible plot as bioterrorism threats become more sophisticated and political tensions rise in the present day world. His detailed but easy-to-read style offers a thriller that will be compelling for fellow scientists and laymen alike.”
—Dr. Mike Cranfield, Co-Director of the Gorilla Doctors
“Animal lovers rejoice! Not since Jurassic Park has a science thriller of this magnitude been written just for us. While the story is filled with human characters you’ll hate to love and love to hate, the real heroes are an appealing supporting cast of mountain gorillas and working dogs. Don’t pick up my fellow veterinarian Elliott Garber’s book unless you’re ready for an adventure!”
—Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” and New York Times bestselling author
“Elliott Garber has delivered a high-stakes thriller that will earn your attention with clean, clear prose and a solid grasp of global geopolitics. The Chimera Sequence is terrifyingly realistic, chock-full of research that rings as true as today’s headlines.”
—Bob Mayer, Former Green Beret and New York Times bestselling author
“I couldn’t put down Garber’s engaging, rapid-paced, action-packed thriller. His riveting first novel benefits greatly from his experience as an Army veterinarian who has worked with a variety of unlikely animals around the world. The book even features important appearances from a military dog, a Secret Service dog, and a tracker bloodhound. What’s not to love?”
—Maria Goodavage, New York Times bestselling author of Top Dog and Soldier Dogs
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No Dog Left Behind: A Short Story
This short story was my first foray back into fiction writing since sometime in 7th grade! You can find a free preview of the story by clicking on the cover image on the Amazon page.
An Army Ranger dies and his courageous canine partner goes missing during what should have been a routine night raid in the mountains of Afghanistan.
Special Forces veterinarian Cole McBride joins a hardened group of spies and soldiers as they confront a terrible dilemma.
Will the strike team save themselves and escape from the tightening noose of enemy forces while they still have time? Or will they stay and fight to rescue the military working dog whose spirited heroism has already saved so many lives?
From U.S. Army veterinarian Elliott Garber comes a thrilling short story that illustrates the unique role of canine warriors as they work side by side with elite Special Operations troops to keep us safe.
This compelling tale of a military dog and his veterinarian is the perfect length for a lunchtime read or literary nightcap and will leave you begging for more.
“Garber’s No Dog Left Behind is the riveting and realistic story of a few hours in the life of an Army Veterinarian working with America’s most elite Military Working Dogs in Afghanistan. From the opening sentence to the final lines, your heart will be pounding for a German Shepherd named Solo and for the men who bravely serve beside him.”
– C. Alexander London, author of Dog Tags (Scholastic Inc.)
“I am in awe of this book! I have two words to say, ‘ENCORE, ENCORE!’ No Dog Left Behind is a beautifully written, captivating, and heartwarming story. I highly recommend it!”
– Nicole Arbelo, author of K9 Heroes
“No Dog Left Behind is an important short story peep into a U.S. Army Veterinarian’s compassionate actions to ensure the health and safety of a severely wounded American war dog hero in Afghanistan.”
– John C. Burnam, author of A Soldier’s Best Friend and Founder of the U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument
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