Outbreak - Dr. Marissa Blumenthal, Bk 1 Author:Robin Cook When the director of a Los Angeles health maintenance clinic succumbs, along with seven patients, to an untreatable -- and virulently contagious -- virus, Atlanta's Center for Disease Control goes on red alert. Unless the virus is isolated and checked, mankind may be facing its gravest medical crisis since the Black Death. — Assigned by the C... more »DC to investigate the disease, Dr. Melissa Blumenthal is soon caught up in the ultimate nightmare. The California case is merely the first in a burgeoning series of outbreaks that occur in unrelated geographical areas but with puzzling commonalities: The locations are always health-care facilities, and the victims are only physicians and their patients.
As her investigation takes increasingly bizarre turns, Melissa finds that behind the natural threat lurks a far more sinister possibility: sabotage.
Before she discovers the truth, Melissa must overcome her superiors' fury, her colleagues' doubts -- and the wrath of a powerful cabal, sworn to achieve its aims, no matter what the cost in human life -- including Melissa's.« less