Plague Ship Author:Frank G. Slaughter high in the Andes Mountains of Peru an archaeologist stumbles upon an ancient tomb, unwittingly releasing the germs from a civilization doomed by a plague over 5,000 years ago. What happens when this deadly organism, for which there is no antidote, reapperas, forms the basis of this, the newest and most sensational novel by the author of Code Fi... more »ve, Epidemic! and Women in White.
Frank Slaughter here takes on one of the most important and exciting subjects to be found amond his novels - the complex, high-stakes world of interglobal medicine, taking us behind the public deeds to the private people whose courage can make the difference between today's flus...and tomorrow's headlines.
This is the story of one man in particual - Dr. Grant Reed and the dedicated crew of the international hospital ship Mercy, as they set about the task of quarantining the first victims of a hideous plague. Set adrift by frightened Peruvians, the aging and crippled ship faces a hurricane, mutinous patients, and even a pair of great white sharks, grisly mascots of a ship of death...
This is one of Frank Slaughter's finest medical suspense stories, a superbly thrilling tale based on some all-too-real possibilities.« less