Patient Zero, A Pandemic Novel by Amanda Bridgeman

Pandemic: Patient Zero

Pandemic: Patient Zero

By Amanda Bridgeman

Based on the smash hit boardgame, here’s the debut of  an incredible new novel series that shows just what humanity can achieve when experts work together, to ensure a global pandemic is never allowed to break out again

Bodhi Patel is the brand new Lead Epidemiologist for the world’s top epidemic specialists, Global Health Agency, but there’s no time to settle in: his new boss, Helen Taylor, deploys GHA to contain a mysterious new killer virus spreading into Brazil. On the ground they learn that the virus is loose in a region controlled by a heavily armed drug warlord, and the race against time to discover a cure just got a whole lot tougher. Meanwhile, Bodhi finds himself with a newly reshuffled team still smarting from the changes, including his ex – the last person he expected to be working with.



Doctors and specialists unite to tackle outbreaks of disease around the world. They are the Global Health Agency: a rapid response taskforce managed by the World Health Organization. The team are dispatched to all corners of the globe to limit the spread of infection and prevent epidemic catastrophes. But it’s not just viruses that stand in their way – local governments and navigating the chaos of infected regions can put the team at risk too.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Paul Young Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: September 28, 2021
UK On Sale Date: January 20, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080210
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: September 7, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080227


Global On Sale: January 25, 2022
ISBN: 9781666190403

About the Author

AMANDA BRIDGEMAN is a versatile writer who enjoys working across both original and tie-in worlds. She is a two-time Tin Duck Award winner, an Aurealis and Ditmar Awards finalist, and author of several novels and short stories, including the Aurora series, The Time of the Stripes, Scribe Award winning novel Pandemic: Patient Zero, and the Salvation series consisting of The Subjugate and The Sensation, which is currently being developed for TV by Anonymous Content and Aquarius Films.

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Interviews and Articles

“The game was great in that it gave a good starting point for a novel series that wasn’t too constrictive to inhibit where each story could go. Once the organisation and characters were established, story-wise, authors writing the series can go just about anywhere.”
Board Game Atlas


“It’s a well written book with a good story so I will give it a 4 out of 5 stars”

– Big Geordie Geek

“I gave Pandemic: Patient Zero five stars. It is obviously a timely story, and serves well as a layman’s guide to how new viruses can emerge and find their way into human populations.”

– Chris L. Owens

“A compelling seat-of-the-pants murder mystery and a fascinating inquiry into good and evil and the possibility of redemption.” – The Guardian

“Convincing near-future forecasting with great characters and a police-procedural murder mystery achieves full page-turner status – all without sacrificing intelligence for thrills.” – Locus magazine

“A compelling seat-of-the-pants murder mystery and a fascinating inquiry into good and evil and the possibility of redemption.”
The Guardian

Patient Zero, A Pandemic Novel by Amanda Bridgeman

Global Ebook On Sale: September 7, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: September 28, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: January 20, 2022
Global Audiobook On Sale: January 25, 2022

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