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Peek Inside Search and Destroy

CDC’s Dr. Carmen Rodrigues is on the hunt for a killer–– an airborne virus sickening more and more people—and sexy bodyguard, ex-Army officer John Dozer’s protective nature is one distraction she doesn’t need.

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Dr. Carmen Rodrigues, CDC’s Outbreak Task Force director, is on the hunt for a killer–– an airborne virus spreading from Florida across the States, gaining traction with each passing moment. Although she’ll never forget her one night with sexy bodyguard John Dozer in Afghanistan, his protective nature is one distraction she doesn’t need right now.

Ex-Army Intelligence officer John Dozer will put his life on the line for beautiful, independent Carmen. Every. Time. Even when she pushes him away. And now, with her struggling to contain an outbreak likely triggered by domestic bio-terrorists, maybe even insiders at the CDC, she needs him more than ever. He lost her once. He’ll never let that happen again.

Praise

“Julie Rowe is always a sure bet when it comes to writing edge of your seat suspense with the perfect amount of romance thrown into the mix. Her characters, along with the plot have made this series an absolute must read for me. This was yet another 5 star plus read.” -Lori Z., Goodreads

“Julie Rowe creates a chilling story in Search and Destroy. The threat to mankind is real and harsh. The entire book is a high-octane race against the clock with lives in the balance.” -Jeanne S., NetGalley

“I’ve had my fair share of paranormal and zombie books but to be honest, this one was a breath of fresh air!!! Really. Witty, charming and simply—sexy!” -Haya Z., Goodreads

A very intense and interesting story from Julie.” -Jacqueline A., NetGalley

“Julie Rowe provides a high paced action novel with steamy romantic scenes thrown in. Her characters are well-crafted and her subject knowledge is spot on. The multifaceted plot included everything from relationship quandaries to bioterrorism threats and kept the reader engaged the entire time.” -Tara M., NetGalley

“I absolutely love this series. From the first page you have to dive right into the chaos and adrenaline and it never lets up until the end.” -Suzette P., Goodreads

“Wow! This book is FULL of drama and intrigue. The twists and turns, threats upon threats and fast-paced action just kept my mind occupied the whole way through. I was hooked and couldn’t get enough. I held my breath and was worried sick for the whole of humanity; we live in such a dangerous world that I can absolutely believe that something like this biological terrorism act could be a serious possibility. It is certainly very thought provoking.” -Marian G., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640638549
Series: Outbreak Task Force, Book 4
Release Date: Aug 26, 2019
Page Count: 327
Imprint: amara next
Genre: military/men in uniform, mystery & suspense
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, boss and employee, one night stand, overcoming odds, second chance

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By N.N. September 17, 2019

Search and Destroy is book four in the Outbreak Task Force series and honestly, it isn't a standalone. There is so much that has happened leading up to this point, you really need to have read the previous books. That being said, I freakin' LOVED this book. I've watched Carmen and John dance arou... ...more

By Rochelle August 26, 2019

This is the first book by this author that I have read and it was a good story. It is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. It is a continual story but you won’t miss anything if you don’t read the others in the series first. This book will keep you on the edge of your seats with the... ...more

By Linda July 24, 2019

Loved this book! This is the fourth book in the Outbreak Task Force series and is just as good, if not better, then the prior books in the series. This novel focuses on Carmen and John's story as they investigate a horrific illness that is rapidly killing people and seems resistant to everything... ...more

By Regina July 24, 2019

Loved it, loved it. This book is about a CDC doctor named Carmen and a homeland security agent named Dozer. How a terrorist organization is trying to kill them and how an outbreak of a dangerous disease might end a love that’s is just getting restarted. If you like medical/military type romances... ...more


I have been a huge HUGE fan of Julie Rowe's "Outbreak Task Force" series since day one and book after book I have fallen in love with not only the characters but also the continuous storyline that moves book to book with new fresh new leads and writing style hat can easily grip any reader t... ...more

By Megan August 04, 2019

I seriously love this series SO. MUCH. Every time I love the story, and every time I can hardly wait for the next one. This one was so great, and I loved learning more about the task force boss lady!

Dr. Carmen Rodrigues is the director of the Outbreak Task Force at the CDC in Atlanta. She is always, calm... ...more

By Hannah August 19, 2019

ARC REVIEW

Outbreak Task Force #4, I love this series! So far all the books can be read as a standalone this book picks up right after the events of book three and even though I have read it it took me part of chapter one to reacquaint myself with the characters and the situation but then again I... ...more

By Elaine August 25, 2019

This is an edge of your seat romantic suspense and so much of it is frighteningly possible. The story concerns bio-terrorism, using a triggered measles-type outbreak. The person leading the efforts to bring this rapidly spreading airborne viral outbreak under control is Dr Carmen Rodrigues. She n... ...more

5+ Stars

Wow! This book is FULL of drama and intrigue. The twists and turns, threats upon threats and fast-paced action just kept my mind occupied the whole way through. I was hooked and couldn’t get enough. I held my breath and was worried sick for the whole of humanity; we live in su... ...more

By JG September 02, 2019

Search and Destroy is the fourth book in Julie Rowe's Outbreak Task Force series. If you love action adventure medical romances that are both smart and sexy then you really should start this series. The books have to be read in order to get a better understanding of the overarching plot since it’... ...more

By Teresa July 29, 2019

**I received a copy of Search and Destroy from Entangled Amara Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. My opinions below are mine and not solicited in any way**

Search and Destroy by Julie Rowe is the fourth book in her Outbreak Task Force series and I... ...more

By Zeynep August 12, 2019

• Provided by Entangled Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review •


I’ve had my fair share of paranormal and zombie books but to be honest, this one was a breath of fresh air!!! Really.

Outbreak of measles? I’m in. But there’s more to the story than just this—the stakes are hi... ...more

By Whispers From July 26, 2019

Carmen is director of the CDC Outbreak Task Force Team. A pathogen has been released and they race against the clock to find out what it is, who sent it, and a vaccine for it. Nine years ago Carmen was fresh out of medical school and working in Afghanistan when she meet John. They fell for each o... ...more

By Nikki August 01, 2019

We finally get to see what all sexual tension between John and Carmen has come from! One hot and steamy encounter, miscommunication, conniving sexual predators and now their weird working dynamic has stacked up against our couple but all that tension and chemistry has to go somewhere and it's abo... ...more

By Negar August 09, 2019

"Almost" his boss should be a deterrent.

This hospital needs a metal detector.

I wish I had that memory technique.

At least she had enough sense to be wary.

How old is she?

I had no idea measles was so scary.

Rawley, who died and m... ...more

By Amanda July 21, 2019

Not my favorite book lately but not horrible. Just a real basic hot and heavy love/lust story. Kinda basic but you really don’t ask books like this to be life changing. ...more

By Diane July 21, 2019

A deadly virus has broken out and is spreading rapidly. Dr Carmen Rodrigues, head of the CDC’s Outbrak Task Force is trying to stop the virus. Former lover, John Dozer is back in the picture. He is determined to find out what happened to end their relationship 9 years ago and protect her at any c... ...more

By Marija September 02, 2019

Another great addition to CDC’s Outbreak Task Force. It is a story with lot of action, romance and suspense that gives a nice flow to the story.
It kept me interested from the first page till the very end.
It was so easy to fall in love with the characters in this book and the authors style of wr... ...more

By Kim Reads August 29, 2019

Search & Destroy is the fourth book in Julie Rowe’s Outbreak Task Force series. I would generally say that this could be read as a standalone but so much has happened that I just don’t think it would be as enjoyable without getting the full history of the series at this point. Each book focus... ...more

By Marta July 27, 2019

Yet another intense story from this author that had me absolutely glued to my kindle ! As this particular story begins John Dozer is still in hospital recovering from his recent injuries when a would be assassin working for a terrorist group tries to kill him and John isn't exactly sure why or wh... ...more

By Jypsy August 18, 2019

Search and Destroy is actually a frightening story. The bioterrorism threat is very real, and the scenario presented in this book is entirely plausible. While I found the plot engaging, thrilling and sharply written, I lacked some background information that would have been helpful. I don't recom... ...more

By Kim July 31, 2019

Wow, just wow! Search and Destroy, is an awesome addition to the Outbreak Task Force series. Dr. Carmen Rodrigues finally gets her own story. I loved it. My favorite parts were the banter between Dozer and DS. It was really hard to put this book down. ...more

By Ayekah August 12, 2019

Julie Rowe is always a sure bet when it comes to writing edge of your seat suspense with the perfect amount of romance thrown into the mix. Her characters, along with the plot have made this series an absolute must read for me. This was yet another 5 star plus read.
Carmen Rodrigues MD heads... ...more

By Cindy July 24, 2019

And the mayhem continues in this 4th part of Outbreak Task Force series. John Dozer hasnt even recovered from his injuries from a bomb in the 3rd book when he's thrown in the middle of another outbreak – this time deadly strain of the measles.

This series really needs to be read in order as its o... ...more

By Bre *B.B. Lynn Reads* August 25, 2019

“He’d fallen in love with her that day. And the next day…she’d run from him.”

This book doesn’t start slow and steady. You get thrown into this world immediately. I haven’t read the previous books and felt like maybe I was missing something which is my own fault. I would definitely suggest rea...

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Julie Rowe

About the author

Julie Rowe

Julie Rowe's first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she'll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, "No one would believe them!". In addition to writing contemporary and historical medical romance, and fun romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Carina Press, Julie has short stories in Fool's Gold, the Mammoth Book of ER Romance, Timeless Keepsakes and Timeless Escapes anthologies. Her book SAVING THE RIFLEMAN (book #1 WAR GIRLS) won the Novella category of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today's Parent, and Canadian Living. You can reach her at www.julieroweauthor.com , on Twitter @julieroweauthor or at her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JulieRoweAuthor

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