Emergency room physician Alexis meets Austin when he comes into her ER to have a bullet removed from his arm. Seven months of dating later, they are on a bike tour in Vietnam. One day, Austin is biking alone when he disappears. Alexis, understandably nervous, desperately searches for him in The Red Lotus.
The book begins as a simple missing person story. However, it soon escalates into a timely tale of how a modern day plague could start. Whoa, I feel so much better that this one is a bacteria—not a virus like COVID-19. Still, The Red Lotus is a perfectly creepy read while you are quarantined at home! 4 stars!
Thanks to Doubleday Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.