Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-61188-047-2

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-61188-048-9

Publication date: November 13, 2012

304 pages

In his national bestseller Hybrid, Brian O'Grady created a bracing and vividly realized tale of a virus gone out of control. At the center of that story was Amanda Flynn, a woman not killed by the EDH1 virus, but changed in frightening ways. Hybrid only hinted at the story of Amanda's work in Honduras that led to her exposure and the ramifications when the American government sought to contain the damage. Now, that story can be told.

Amanda’s Story is the heart-stopping tale of a woman caught up in a storm she wanted no part of, and what happens when she refuses to be collateral damage. It is the story that readers of Hybrid have been waiting for and that new readers will find impossible to put down.


Amanda's Story 

Brian O'Grady

“Amanda’s Story is the prequel to Hybrid and is just as exciting and terrifying.”

– Single Titles

“Like Amanda, the reader is holding on to ‘dear life’ for this white knuckle read. Chilling!”
– CMash Reads

“Amanda’s Story reminds me of Michael Crichton’s work and even Stephen King to some extent. I hope it and Hybrid are just the tip of what this neurosurgeon has in store for us. Thriller and medical suspense novel fans are in for a real treat.”
– Popcorn Reads

“I had a hard time putting it down.”

– Mama Knows Books

“The author has done an amazing job of bringing this story to life, with just enough detail to be frighteningly real.”

– Tome Tender


“Brian O'Grady has proven himself as a gifted storyteller within the suspense genre with this prequel to his national bestseller Hybrid.”

– Kimberly’s Bookshelf


“If you’re a fan of thrillers, particularly of the medical variety, then this is definitely one for you.”

– Electronic Scrapbook


“A Grade-A read! If you like a good suspense, like being challenged, enjoy being fed and immersed in a tale which will have you look up at the clock and go,

“Where the hell did the last four hours go!?” moments? Pick it up.”

– Cabin Goddess


“An excellent addition to the post apocalyptic genre. Creepy and subtle.”

– Cayocosta 72


“Brian O'Grady did a great job with this story and I am so happy to have read it. He has a different spin on the virus gone wild.”

– The Stuff of Success


“A great page turning read.”

– Books and Needlepoint


“This is a must-read medical thriller.”

– Wanted Readers



– Mary’s Cup of Tea


“This novel kept me glued to my kindle, and a spectator in Amanda’s world for a day and a half. It is frightening, realistic and very addictive. I cannot wait to read Hybrid and find out what part Amanda plays in that story.”

– Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

Amanda’s Story is a riveting and gripping novel that is a real page turner.”

– Hotchpotching

Brian O’Grady is a practicing neurologic surgeon and, when he is not writing or performing brain surgery, he struggles with Ironman triathlons. His work is infused with his wide range of expertise and his uncanny ability to create frightening, yet believable stories out of extraordinary situations. Of him, Gather said, “Move over Michael Crichton there is another medical thriller novelist on the block!”