A team of scientists, including Delaney Jeffries and his wife Jordan, explore an uncharted region of the Amazon, seeking exotic plants that might hold medical value. But their mission goes horribly wrong when the party is attacked by the area's mysterious natives...and when they learn too late that they've landed in the cauldron of a deadly, unknown virus.
The research team returns to America before they discover the dark stowaway that had invaded their bodies - a raging sickness that brings madness and muderous impulses. When the horror begins to strike close to home, Delaney Jeffries faces a terrible choice that forces him to return to the hot zone itself,, before the virus unleashes a horrifying worldwide plague.
This is the first book by Charles Wilson that I've read, and it wasn't a bad intro to his work. He's not Michael Crichton; his science is rather thin are are his characters, but the book manages to hold a reader's interest by virtue of the subject matter (an unidentified and highly lethal virus infecting unsuspecting citizens). It's a good beach read and the perfect book for a long plane flight.