|They thought it could never happen: the anthrax attacks of 2001, the small pox epidemics of the 1930s, and a return of the Black Death. But when the bubonic plague erupts a week before the vice presidents visit to her small college town, plague researcher Dana Sparks races to trace the origin and stop the outbreak's spread. Her efforts are frustrated when the FBI fingers Dana as its prime suspect. In a battle with time, Dana must clear her name and convince the FBI that her research is meant to save lives, not threaten them.|
Science writer Kate Birch has come up with a thrilling look at biological warfare in the 21st century. This page-turner forces us to ask ourselves: are we ready for biological war?