Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Fiction Medical

Cold Plague

by (author) Daniel Kalla

Initial publish date
Apr 2008
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2008
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2008
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.


Pristine water—hidden for millions of years, untouched by pollution, and possessing natural healing powers—is found miles under Antarctic ice. The scientists who make this astonishing discovery stand to win worldwide acclaim and earn billions. While people around the world line up for a taste of the therapeutic water,a cluster of new cases of mad cow disease explodes in a rural French province. Dr. Noah Haldane and his World Health Organization team are urgently summoned.
Fresh from a brush with a pandemic flu, Noah recognizes the deadliness of a prion—the enigmatic microscopic protein responsible for mad cow disease—that kills with the speed and ferocity of a virus. Despite intense international pressure to declare the outbreak a random occurrence, Noah suspects that factors other than nature have ignited the prion’s spread among animalsand people in France. Facing a spate of disappearances and unexplained deaths, Noah uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Beverly Hills, and from the North to the South Pole. He soon realizes that the scientific find of the century—a lake the size of Lake Superior buried three miles under Antarctica—might hold the key to a microscopic Jurassic Park.
With a billion-dollar industry hanging on his silence, Noah has to stay alive long enough to sound the alarm.

About the author

DANIEL KALLA is the internationally bestselling author of Pandemic, Resistance, Rage Therapy, Blood Lies, Cold Plague, Of Flesh and Blood and The Far Side of The Sky. His novels have been translated into ten languages. He practises emergency medicine in Vancouver, B.C., where he lives with his family.

FACEBOOK: Daniel Kalla , Author
TWITTER: @DanielKalla

Daniel Kalla's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“Fast-paced and smartly written . . . Kalla has quickly matured into a force to be reckoned with. . . .Blood Liessprings several fresh surprises on the reader (including one whopping great shocker).” —Booklist
“Daniel Kalla expertly weaves real science and medicine into a fast-paced, nightmarish thriller—a thriller all the more frightening because it could really happen.” —Tess Gerritsen,New York Times bestselling author, onPandemic
An absorbing, compulsive thriller, the sort of book you could stay up too late reading.” —The Vancouver Sun onPandemic
“Fans ofPresumed Innocent will find welcome echoes of that modern classic inBlood Lies. The twists are well done, and Kalla has a gift rare in the thriller field for creating sympathetic characters.” —Publishers Weekly(starred review)
“A taut psychological thriller that will pull you into a world of sexual deviancy, murder, and mind games. A very good read.” —Nelson DeMille,New York Times bestselling author, onRage Therapy
“Kalla strikes again with another perfect page-turner.” —Lee Child,New York Times bestselling author, onBlood Lies
“A damn fine read.”—John Lescroart,New York Times bestselling author, onBlood Lies

Other titles by Daniel Kalla