No treatment. No cure. No hope
Once it seemed as though penicillin and other antibiotics had won humanity a lasting victory over harmful bacteria. But now hardier bugs, resistant to most common classes of antibiotics, are emerging-with potentially catastrophic consequences.
When Dr. Catalina Lopez of the Center for Disease Control first receives a report of a lethal new "superbug" immune toall known antibiotics, she realizes that she has a major health crisis on her hands. An ultra-resistant form of group A strep is spreading like wildfire throughout hospitals and emergency rooms in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Doctors, lacking any effective way to combat the infection, can do nothing but stand by and watch their patients die, one after another.
Dr. Graham Kilburn, an infectious disease specialist in Vancouver, is one such doctor. Desperate to contain the spread of the new superbug, he joins forces with Lina Lopez as they try to find some way to halt the growing epidemic.
What they don't realize is that shadowy forces are conspiring to spread the disease on purpose-and they will stop at nothing to avoid exposure.
Daniel Kalla is the internationally bestselling author ofPandemic andRage Therapy. He is an emergency room physician in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"Daniel Kalla joins a select list of doctors who know how to keep you up all night with their writing."--Nelson DeMille,New York Times bestselling author onPandemic
"Dan 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 onPandemic
"Very much in the Michael Crichton school of cutting-edge scientifically rooted thrillers.Pandemic is an absorbing, compulsive thriller, the sort of book you could stay up too late reading. I'd advise against that, however. With all the bugs going around, you're going to need your immune system functioning at full strength . . . ."--The Vancouver Sun
"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 ofThe CodexonPandemic
"Kalla's ripped-from-the-headlines plot and confident command of both language and medicine make this sobering book a pleasure"--Publishers WeeklyonPandemic
"Pandemic starts fast and never lets up on the suspense . . . Kalla juggles the many narrative balls easily, manages to insert a little romance, puts his protagonists in plenty of danger and drives his complex plot to a rousing climax."--The Edmonton Journal