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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
An Infectious Game by Pablo Omar Zaragoza and Susan Giffin is a thriller that explores how a complex character slowly transforms into a serial killer in her pursuit of revenge. A pseudo-hermaphrodite who seems as confused about her sex as she is about her emotions, Zoe is molested by a neighbor. She builds a private laboratory where she explores microbes and quickly finds the means to eliminate her molester. She has finally found a tool she can use to eliminate anyone who threatens her. A chance encounter with a man with connections to the underworld results in a company that provides terrorists with tools to eliminate their enemies. She uses her tiny microbes to exact revenge even while working in a reputable hospital in New York as a urologist. When her husband cheats on her and pursues an affair that ends in pregnancy, Zoe goes after the lover but a small mistake leads to an investigation that involves the NYPD, the FBI, and other agencies. Can she stay ahead of the game this time around?
An Infectious Game is a fascinating novel with powerful twists and characters so elaborately developed and compelling they will have readers following the story with undivided attention. The protagonist caught my interest because of her unique nature and skills. She is a sophisticated, multi-layered character with a darkness that seems to envelop her and a sense of self-worth that borders on self-loathing. It is interesting how her shadowy nature develops in the story as the tension mounts and the conflict becomes complex. Pablo Omar Zaragoza and Susan Giffin have written a story that is original and that grips the reader from the first page and forces them to keep reading until the exciting denouement.