One of the most unique bio-thrillers around - part of the action is actually seen from the virus' viewpoint!
Detective Philip Paris of the Seattle police is going downhill. Since his wife was sent into a coma by a maniac bent on infecting the kitchens of Seattle's restaurants, Paris has been obsessed by bringing the madman to justice. His work is hurting, his boss can no longer cover for him.
At the same time, a new virus is slowly developing - mutating as it travels from Africa to South America, the mechanics and statistics explained in all to believable detail that mr. Ouellette manages to make understandable to the layman. Once the pandemic gets rolling, sixty percent of the global population will be dead within a year. An that is just the first wave.
Back in the US, brilliant researcher dr. Elaine Wilkes - unaware of the approaching doom - may actually have laid the theoretical groundwork that may be needed to create a cure. But the corporation she works for sees the enormous potentiale for profit. They are NOT going to place Dr. Wilkes research's in the public domain. No matter what. No matter which methods they must use to stop it happening.
As Elaine flees with copies of her all-important, anarchy is breaking loose all over the world. The corporation wants her for embezzlement, and the officer sending her to prison is Paris. And awaiting her inside the walls is psychotic crime lord Barney Cox, who is in the pocket of the corporation. Or... is it the other way around?
Soon Paris and Elaine will be together, fleeing plague and criminals that have taken power in a cordoned Seattle as the world goes to pieces around them.
But with the killer virus, Seattle's maniac food poisoner may just have found his ultimate weapon...
This report prepared by Geir Grim