Infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Lyle has seen many bodies in her time. But nothing prepares her for the sight of seventeen hundred dead shoppers and employees at a suburban Massachusetts mall, all slain by some unknown but lethal and terrifyingly efficient bacterium. There are no survivors.
Who infected nearly two thousand innocent people, and, more important, how? What can Dr. Lyle do to sto them from striking again?
She teams up with Blaine McCracken, ex-CIA operative, in the search for answers. Hideously deformed cadavers and a missing teenage genius are their only leads. The chase takes them all the way down the eastern seaboard and across the country, and they soon realize they are not the only ones looking for the missing boy. A boy whose experiments have led to the creation of the first man-made plague. A whole new generation of biological weapons looms on the horizon and the scramble to gain control over it is fruious. Should the wrong people put together the missing pieces of the puzzle, no one eill be able to prevent the horrifying effect of The Fires of Midnight.
This is a great book. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.
An interesting mix of plots.
biological weapons, infecious disease ---cia fiction