Donald Martin

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Donald Martin is a character in the novel Contagious by author Scott Sigler. The character is initially introduced in episode one of the audio version of the novel.

Character Background

Donald holds the position of Secretary of Defense in the Cabinet of U.S. President John Gutierrez. He along with Chief of Staff Vanessa Coleburn and the President have been debriefed by CIA Deputy Director Murray Longworth on the infection that was kept secret for the past five administrations.



The character's full name Donald Martin. He is also referred to by his title ‘Secretary of Defense’. There are no nicknames for this character.

Outward Appearance

Donald is described as ‘Old School Washington’, to mean that he resembled the type of person who was traditionally seen in a position of power in the U.S. Capital. Donald was described as being an older gentlemen who was tall, Caucasian, gray-haired. He wore tailored suits and looked like he was made of Plantation money. In physical description, Donald was further described as the polar opposite of Chief of Staff Vanessa Coleburn.


Donald is a sharp and shrewd politician in whom President Gutierrez has a high degree of confidence.

Fan Based Character

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The character of Donald Martin is named for the devoted junkie by the same name whose avatar is pictured at the left. This dedicated junkie can be found as an active member on the official Scott Sigler website forums under the user name of Wallerdad.

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