The White Plague Author:Frank Herbert The White Plague opens with the death of the wife and children of brilliant biochemical researcher John O'Neill at the hands of terrorists. O'Neil is driven mad with grief and unleashes a biochemically engineered plague on the world, one that is 100% fatal to women. With most women dying off, the planet soon becomes unrecognizable. Will a cure b... more »e found in time? What form will it take? How will humanity survive?
Herbert paints a horrific picture of governments racing first against each other to be the first to find a cure, and soon realizing that a cure will only come with cooperation. Each country deals with the plague differently and the sweep of the story stretches around the world and back to the beginning as O'Neil admires his handiwork.« less