Simon and Schuster
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Featuring: Gregory Gillette
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that will cause the death of millions. A plague that will
countries. A plague that will plunge the world into a dark
plague that will make nobody
first planes go down -- in Europe, in California, in Asia --
authorities blame terrorists. All flights are grounded as
try to figure out how the global assault has been
coordinated. And when
cars, ships, and factories stop running too, it becomes
clear that the
common link is oil. Somehow a microbe, genetically engineered to
destroy petroleum, has infected the world supply. The world
into a new dark age.
Dr. Gregory Gillette, an
epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control, is a
hunter specializing in microbes that attack human beings.
Pentagon taps him to be part of the Rapid Response Team
track and kill the devastating Delta-3 bacteria, he quickly
that his expertise is ignored, his presence meaningless. The
the task force is an old nemesis who sidelines
returns home to Washington, where he watches in horror as
scarce, neighbor attacks neighbor, and government collapses.
winter approaching, the capital faces anarchy and Gillette
choice: to stay with his family or to disobey orders and
microbes' antidote through clues that may not even be real.
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