A Report from Group 17 Author:Robert C O'Brien There were several things about the tight little community of Russians installed at Villa Petrograd that were disturbing: the sophisticated microbiological equipment, the private zoo that seemed to be unusually well supplied with primate specimens, the secrecy. But everyone knows the Russians are great animal watchers. Downstream from the Villa ... more »the city of Washington taps the Potomac for drinking water. Still, probably nothing to it.
Robert C. O'Brien's novel, A Report from Group 17, takes the reader on a fantastical trip worthy of Ray Bradbury and Michael Chrichton--into the intricacies of the world of DNA manipulation, gene mechanics, and the larger implications of biological warfare, espionage and counterespionage, kidnapping, and a murder that can only be called inhuman.
The hero is Ferugs O'Neil, a brilliant young virologist, his opposite, Helmuth Schutz, is a former Nazi scientist whose talents have now been commandeered by the Russians. The scene is Washington; the tension is extraordinary. A fast-paced tale of intrigue, science, and suspense.« less