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Peek Inside Viable Threat

Special Forces soldier Walter River would give anything to snatch more than a few seconds of down time to see if he can rattle the no-nonsense, incredibly hot Dr. Lloyd, who’s racing to identify a bio-terrorism organism killing people by the hundreds, but dodging explosions, snipers, and student radicals have made that almost impossible.

The few stolen moments CDC microbiologist Dr. Ava Lloyd have with her very hunky bodyguard River have been explosive, but the clock is ticking, people are dying, and if she doesn’t find a cure, they could be next.

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Special Forces soldier and medic Walter River would give anything to snatch more than a few seconds of down time to see if he can rattle the no-nonsense and incredibly hot Dr. Lloyd he's protecting, but dodging explosions, snipers, and student radicals who've unleashed a lethal bio-engineered microorganism have made that almost impossible. Maybe he'll get a chance—if he can figure out how to keep them both alive.

CDC microbiologist Ava Lloyd races to find a cure for a bio-terrorism organism sweeping El Paso. The few stolen moments with her very hunky bodyguard River have been explosive, but no matter how alluring he is, she can't afford to get distracted. The clock is ticking, people are dying by the hundreds, and once this crisis is solved, they'll both be off on their next assignment, thousands of miles apart.

Praise

“Julie Rowe has written another adrenaline-filled, action-packed story filled with brainwashed terrorists, brave men and women who put their lives on the line for their country, a brave but damaged soldier and a brilliant and sassy scientist. I cannot even begin to express my excitement at getting my grubby hands on Viable Threat after hanging out for another book since finishing the last book in Ms Rowe's Biological Response Team series. When it comes to heart-pounding suspense, no one does it quite like Ms. Rowe!” – Deanna, Deanna’s World

“I think Julie Rowe has written a winner with this one. ‘Viable Threat’ is thrilling, heart-pounding, a fast-paced ride that whisks you through the tense situation of a sudden outbreak and a series of attacks in the city that point to biological terrorism.” –Piper K., NetGalley

“This book had the PERFECT amount of suspense, thrills, intelligence, sexiness, emotion--all of it moving at a steady, heart-pounding pace!” – Christy W., Goodreads

“Wow! This book is non stop and had me turning pages just as quickly as possible - it's fast paced action at its best!” –Linda Q., NetGalley

“I have loved every book that I've read by Julie Rowe. And Viable Threat, is no exception. If you're looking for a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then this is the book for you!” –Kim V., Kalamazoo Public Library

“Hoot! Hoot! I have found myself a new author! This book is seriously zero to sixty and then continues to climb in action, speed, dark humor, loyalty, and more.  It's everything I could ask for in a book and I could NOT put it down!” –Dawn T., Goodreads

“So many nail biting moments and quite a few laughs too with the retired Drill Sergeant. He is awesome! Such a well written story and very addictive. You should read this!” –Marian, A Book Lover’s Emporium Book Blog 

“This book was such a fresh breath of air for romance, it was filled to the brim with intelligent characters (including high ranking, fabulous women) and the plot was wrapped around a biotech terrorist attack that had me on my toes the entire time.” –Bella F., NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633759497
Series: Outbreak Task Force, Book 1
Release Date: May 22, 2017
Page Count: 393
Imprint: select suspense
Genre: military/men in uniform, mystery & suspense
Tropes: bodyguard/protector

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By bella ϟ✨ April 10, 2017

5/5 stars

I received this advanced reader copy in exchange for a fair and honest review from Entangled Publishing via netgalley.


First of all, let's just appreciate the utter art that is this cover. I think I was drooling the first time I got a look at it.



This book was such a fresh breath of air... ...more

By ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ May 23, 2017

During a biochemical attack lead by a psychopathic killer, microbiologist Ava Lloyd finds herself teamed up with Special Forces medic, Walter River. Racing against the clock to stop a homegrown terrorist and his radical followers, Ava and River dodge bullets, survive explosions and try desperatel... ...more

By ~Mandi~ May 20, 2017

Such a great read. Kept me on the edge of my seat all the way till the end. My first Julie Rowe book and it won't be my last. She proved she belongs on my favorite authors list.

Special Forces soldier and medic Walter River would give anything to snatch more than a few seconds of down time to see... ...more

By N.N. June 06, 2017

Special Forces soldier and medic River “just call me River ma’am” gets a call from the head of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to come at once to a local hospital. There’s an outbreak of some deadly disease and she commands him to watch over Dr. Ava Lloyd, a microbiologist. He’s armed and re... ...more

By Dísir April 04, 2017



I think Julie Rowe has written a winner with this one. ‘Viable Threat’ is thrilling, heart-pounding, a fast-paced ride that whisks you through the tense situation of a sudden outbreak and a series of attacks in the city that point to biological terrorism. And in the maelstrom, a Special Forces so... ...more

By Dawn May 22, 2017

Hoot! Hoot! I have found myself a new author! This book is seriously zero to sixty and then continues to climb in action, speed, dark humor, loyalty, and more. It's everything I could ask for in a book and I could NOT put it down. My geek side showed a little in how much a liked this book. I love... ...more

By Cindy ~ SnS Reviews May 22, 2017

What a high octain, crazy train ride. It was like an amusement ride – sit down open the book and you shoot from 0 to 100 right away.. And this isnt some one thrill and your done ride – oh no – its goes on the whole book. LOVED IT...

Being a huge fan of the authors other series Biological Response... ...more

By Romance Novel Giveaways June 12, 2017

This book is INTENSE.

I LOVED IT. "Romantic Suspense" is sort of a "meh, take it or leave it" genre for me, but THIS book balanced out the "romance" and "suspense" PERFECTLY. It's incredibly well-written with an engaging plot that I absolutely could not get enough of!

Right from the beginning, Rive... ...more

By Cheryl May 24, 2017

*This book was reviewed for Summer's Eve Reads*

Title: Viable Threat
Author: Julie Rowe
Genre: Thriller, Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4/5

Tick tock tick tock... racing against the clock when it comes to a homegrown terrorist and his followers Dr Ava Lyod and Special Forces medic Walter River find th... ...more

By Eve March 23, 2017

This was my first book by Julie Rowe (though I did meet Julie years ago at a conference in NJ), and I am sad that I haven't gotten around to reading her books sooner.

This book had the PERFECT amount of suspense, thrills, intelligence, sexiness, emotion--all of it moving at a steady, heart-poundin... ...more

By Heather April 15, 2017

This is the first book I have ever read by Julie Rowe and I must say she certainly knows how to write romantic suspense. Although I must say this book has the potential to seriously freak readers out simply because the threat posed within this book is sadly all too possible. Ava Lloyd is a doctor... ...more

By Teresa April 26, 2017

**I received a copy of Viable Threat from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Viable Threat by Julie Rowe is book one of her new Outbreak Task Force series. This is my first book by the author and I plan to read her other series Biological Response T... ...more

By Deanna July 24, 2017

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Julie Rowe has written another adrenalin-filled, action-packed story filled with brainwashed terrorists, brave men and women who put their lives on the line for their country, a brave but damaged soldier and a brilliant and sassy scientist.

I cannot even begin to express my... ...more

By Tonya April 17, 2017

Viable threat Julie rowe may 22
 This book was great...a special forces guy helping a cdc lady stay protected both have a past and neither knows what to do with their feelings for one another. Between life threatening times and trying figure out who is responsible the only trust and quickly. ...more

By Linda April 07, 2017

Wow! This book is non stop and had me turning pages just as quickly as possible - it's fast paced action at its best. In it, River, a special forces soldier, is assigned to assist Ava, a CDC physician, investigate a horrible illness sweeping the area. As they investigate, it quickly becomes appar... ...more

By Konny April 08, 2017

Viable Threat by Julie Rowe is the first installment in the Outbreak Task Force series.
Viable Threat is a fast paced thriller - romance who had me at the edge of my seat while reading.

Meet Special Forces medic Walter River, hes ordered to work with CDC in El Paso to investigate the outbreak of a... ...more

By Kim April 07, 2017

I have loved every book that I've read by Julie Rowe. And Viable Threat, is no exception. If you're looking for a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then this is the book for you. It's the perfect start to the newest series by Julie Rowe. It has a couple of characters from her Biol... ...more

By Sarah April 09, 2017

Full of energetic action and suspense with a ton of intrigue. Viable Threat by Julie Rowe was the first book I've read by this author and will not be my last. It was wonderful, and I immediately fell in love with the characters. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for a... ...more

By Megan May 13, 2017

I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was so exciting, scary, fun, and sexy. It was exactly what I want my romantic suspense to be! This is my first book by this author, and I want more!

Dr. Ava Lloyd is a microbiologist working for the CDC. She investigates infectious diseases, and she's been called to El Paso,... ...more

By Book Reading Gals June 04, 2017

Title: Viable Threat

Series: Outbreak Task Force #1
Author: Julie Rowe

Genre: Romance

Blurb: Special Forces soldier and medic Walter River would give anything to snatch more than a few seconds of down time to see if he can rattle the no-nonsense and incredibly hot Dr. Lloyd he's protecting, but dodgi... ...more

By Kim Reads May 28, 2017

Reviewed by Gemini

Viable Threat is the first book in Julie Rowe’s Outbreak Task Force series. The story has to do with a bioterrorist plot that unfolds rapidly in El Paso, Texas. Everything occurs at breakneck speed and it’s a perfect glimpse of what could happen considering the world we live in... ...more

By Jennifer May 23, 2017

I've decided to throw out any type of description that I may come up with, because frankly, all it would accomplish is to reveal spoilers. Instead, I'm going to just type up all of my feelings and thoughts. Viable Threat started out with a bang, and IT NEVER SLOWED DOWN, which kept my heart racin... ...more

By Christina May 18, 2017

4 Stars - 3 Flames

Wow!!! This is the first book I've read by Julie Rowe and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need to pick more up. Totally digging her writing style and the way she pulls readers in. Impressive.

Walter River is a Special Forces soldier who specializes in many things, but has recently bee... ...more

By Maureen July 03, 2017

If this book was any more fast paced I'd have had whiplash. Nonstop action from beginning to end, characters that had to think fast on their feet and dialogue that at times was laugh out loud.

This book was recommended to me and I've never read this author. I'm so glad I read. I'm looking forward... ...more

By Belle April 23, 2017

Terrifyingly possible. River and Ava work together to find a way to stop a biological attack that could decimate the world. Despite a few times when I thought, "not sure that could happen in real life", this was a book I wouldn't put down. Tense, scary, and manages to include a romance on top of... ...more

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4.27 avg Goodreads.com rating
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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