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Pandemic

by (author) Daniel Kalla

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Feb 2005
Category
Medical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765359940
    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
    List Price
    $5.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765350848
    Publish Date
    Feb 2005
    List Price
    $10.99

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Description

Genesis of a Plague

Right now, in a remote corner of rural China, a farmer and his family are sharing their water supply with their livestock: chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep. They share the same waste-disposal system, too.

Bird viruses meet their human counterparts in the bloodstreams of the swine, where they mix and mutate before spreading back into the human population. And a new flu is born....

Dr. Noah Haldane, of the World Health Organization, knows that humanity is overdue for a new killer flu, like the great influenza pandemic of 1919 that killed more than twenty million people in less than four months. So when a mysterious new strain of flu is reported in the Gansu Province of mainland China, WHO immediately sends a team to investigate.

Haldane and his colleagues soon discover that the new disease, dubbed Acute Respiratory Collapse Syndrome, is far more deadly than SARS, killing one in four victims, regardless of their age or health. But even as WHO struggles to contain the outbreak, ARCS is already spreading to Hong Kong, London, and even America.

In an age when every single person in the world is connected by three commercial flights or fewer, a killer bug can travel much faster than the flu of 1919.

Especially when someone is spreading the virus on purpose...

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.

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Editorial Reviews

"At last! A new thriller writer worthy to join the Ludlum, DeMille, LeCarre club. Not just a great read, a real treat."

"Pandemic is a totally compelling novel, one of those rare thrillers that lays out a scenario that is not only possible, but terrifyingly probable."

"Pandemic is fast, fierce and frightening. Kalla delivers a shot of adrenaline in a medical thriller that really thrills."

"Kalla is a rocket ship of a writer. He moves to the front of the pack with a thriller that will grab you from page one and never let you go."

"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."

"Pandemic is a sizzler. A killer epidemic that may go global--convincing and terrifying."

“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, author ofBody Double onPandemic

“Kalla is a rocket ship of a writer. He moves to the front of the pack with a thriller that will grab you from page one and never let you go.”--Keith Ablow, author ofPsychopath onPandemic

Pandemic is fast, fierce and frightening. Kalla delivers a shot of adrenaline in a medical thriller that really thrills.”--Don Winslow, author ofCalifornia Fire andThe Life and Death of BobbyZ onPandemic

Pandemic is a totally compelling novel, one of those rare thrillers that lays out a scenario that is not only possible, but terrifyingly probable.”--Douglas Preston, author ofRelic andThe Codex onPandemic

“At last! A new thriller writer worthy to join the Ludlum, DeMille, LeCarre club.  Not just a great read, a real treat.”--Beverly Swerling, author ofCity of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan onPandemic

Pandemic is a sizzler. A killer epidemic that may go global--convincing and terrifying.”--Barbara D’Amato, author ofDeath of A Thousand Cuts andWhite Male Infantp0 onPandemic

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