Putnam, March 2005, 24.95, 384 pp.
Dr. Marion Ford owns Sanibel Biological which sells marine samples to schools and research laboratories around the countries. He looks like a nerdy scientist but that is a cover for he is part of a deep cover operations team. Members of the group provide its agents with legitimate and mobile professions. Ford's job collecting marine samples takes him all over the world, a great cover when on an assignment.
As a favor to a friend he checks on her brother Jobe Applebee, because he hasn't answered the phone for a few days. Marion sees a woman named Dasha beating and torturing Jobe. Marion chases her and her partner away but meanwhile the man seemingly commits suicide. Guinea worms crawl out of his body. A cunning criminal, Dr. Desmond Stokes is letting worms loose so that property values in the area will drop and he can buy prime land cheap. He seeks Jake's computer which might have the cure for the worm infestation. He wants to develop it so that the world will look at him as a savior while Dasha has orders to eliminate Ford who has the computer files and knows who is behind the worm attack.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner