Patient Zero
  • Length:
    20 Books
  • First Book:
    March 2009
  • Latest Book:
    September 2023
  • Genres:
  • Setting:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Characters:
    Joe Ledger, Department of Military Sciences
  • Rating:

The Joe Ledger Series in Order (20 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
0.5 (e) 5
1 5
2 5
2.5 (e) 5
3 5
3.5 (e) 5
4 5
5 5
5.5 (e) 4

6 5
7 3
8 5
9 5
9.5 0
10 5
11 5
12 5
13 5
14 5
15 0

Book Descriptions for series: A Joe Ledger Novel

  • Book - 0.5

    It was the dirty end of a dirty job. Three of us were hunting horrors in the dark, seven thousand feet below Camelback Mountain. If we couldn't wrap this up before the clock ticked down then the whole place would go into hard lockdown. The Vault woul...

  • Book - 1

    When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good be...

  • Book - 2

    Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to conti...

  • Book - 2.5

    Countdown: A Joe Ledger Prequel Short Story to Patient Zero “I didn’t plan to kill anyone. I wasn’t totally against the idea, either. Sometimes things just fall that way, and either you roll with it or it rolls over you. Letting the bad guys...

  • Book - 3

    Saturday 09:11 Hours: A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured... 10:09 Hours: Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Joe rejoins the DMS and...

  • Book - 3.5

    A stand-alone short story that takes place in the early days of Joe Ledger’s service in the Department of Military Sciences, a top secret division of Homeland Security. Joe Ledger and the DMS must protect a Pine Deep resident spook and author who i...

  • Book - 4

    When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran,the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hid...

  • Book - 5

    In Extinction Machine, the fifth Joe Ledger book by Jonathan Maberry, the DMS must go up against someone -- or something -- in search of new technology that could bring about world war The President of the United States vanishes from the White Hou...

  • Book - 5.5

    Some secrets should remain hidden. Some secrets refuse to die. Something evil is buried beneath the streets of Paris. Time is running out. Thirty years ago the man known as Mr. Church and the assassin called Lilith teamed-up to stop a terrible ...

  • Book - 6

    For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons -- designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. Thes...

  • Book - 7

    Captain Joe Ledger. Former cop. Former Army Ranger. Currently the top-kick of Echo Team, an elite squad of first-class shooters who roll out to face down the world's most dangerous terrorists. Not fanatics with explosive vests or political hostage ta...

  • Book - 8

    On opening day of the new baseball season a small model-kit airplane flies down from the stands and buzzes the mound, where a decorated veteran pilot is about to throw out the first ball. The toy plane is the exact replica of the one flown by the war...

  • Book - 9

    What do you do when the power goes off? Terrorists have acquired a terrible new weapon that can crash the power grid and plunge America into a new dark age. A coordinated attack is planned to shut out all lights and emergency services to ten major...

  • Book - 9.5

    Jonathan Maberry teams with debut novelist Rachael Lavin to tell a sweeping story of adventure, horror, and heroism. The dead rose. We fell. The survivors are trapped in a world of monsters who prey on the helpless. Some of them are zombies but...

  • Book - 10

    Robots are no longer science fiction. Autonomous, programmed to react like animals: fast, relentless, deadly. From microscopic nanobots to massive self-guided aircraft. This technology is here, it’s assessable, and it’s dangerous. What’s even s...

  • Book - 11

    Original stories in Jonathan Maberry's New York Times bestselling Joe Ledger universe by Larry Correia, Mira Grant, Scott Sigler, David Farland, Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, Steve Alten, Jon McGoran, Dana Fredsti, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Javier G...

  • Book - 12

    Terrorists-for-hire have created a weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt. One terrifying side-effect of the weapon is that prior to the devastation, the vibrations drive ordinary people to suicide and violence. A wav...

  • Book - 13

    A small island off the coast of Korea is torn apart by a bioweapon that drives everyone―men, women, and children―insane with murderous rage. The people behind the attack want Korea reunified or destroyed. No middle ground. No mercy. Soon Japan, C...

  • Book - 14

    In New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry's thrilling Relentless, Rogue Team International joins Joe Ledger in a new hunt that spans the globe and journeys deep into the terrifying landscape of the human heart.JOE LEDGER’s world has bee...

  • Book - 15

    After years of searching, a new cave filled with Dead Sea Scrolls is found, and among them are bizarre books of actual magic. Terrorist groups and multinational corporations scramble to acquire these treasures in the hopes that magic is the true WMD ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 20 books in The Joe Ledger series.

The next book in The Joe Ledger series, Cave 13 (Book 15), will be published in September 2023.

The first book in The Joe Ledger series, Patient Zero, was published in March 2009.

The Joe Ledger series primarily falls into the Horror genre.