My actual rating is 4.5 stars. The premise of this story is almost unthinkable. I will not explain as it would hurt the reading experience. Suffice it to say that this story takes place in eastern Europe in a soviet style government. There appears to be a pandemic that is spreading around the world killing everybody that comes in contact. The virus can be stopped by a drug that was developed by this country but there is a catch that is shocking.
The writing is done well and I will read more by this author. I enjoyed the characters and their impact on the story. I wish that the story was longer and that some of the scenes were more extensive. It is a well written and imaginative book.