Whenincidents of food supply contaminationdominate the news media,two investigators?Zol Szabo, a public health doctor, and Hamish Wakefield, a young infectious diseases specialist?comeunder immense pressure to find the causeof a mysterious epidemicbefore more victims show up on the autopsy table. In a race against the clock, the two doctors mustnavigate the treacherous political minefields of the medical community and the mediawhilethe diseasespreads.The situationsoonspins wildly out of control and more lives are threatened after a government-appointed investigator hijacks the investigation and allows his inflated ego to supersede common sense.Speaking to contemporary concerns about food safety,this fast-paced medical thriller illustrates the potential for disastrous consequences when total responsibility for food safety is placed in the hands of manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.
Ross Pennie is a physician and a professor at McMaster University. He is the author of The Unforgiving Tides. He lives in Brantford, Ontario.