Jonathan Maberry is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. I have read all the Joe Ledger books and Rot and Ruin. I have also checked a a few of the comic book stories he has written. The Joe Ledger books are all action packed and laced with "real world" problems. I really have had a hard time putting down all of his novels. I say try Patient Zero. If you like it, then order The Dragon Factory and King of Plagues. I will recommend all of his books until I read one that is a stinker. Right now I am on book five.