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A DEADLY VIRUS. QUARANTINE. A WORLD IN LOCKDOWN. THE THRILLER THAT PREDICTED IT ALL.
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'Flies thrillingly, eerily close to reality' Guardian
'This page-turner... is riveting and spookily anticipates much that has unfolded in reality' Sunday Times
A race-against-time thriller, as one man must find the origin and cure for a new killer virus that has brought the world to its knees.
At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with a mysterious fever. When Dr Henry Parsons - microbiologist and epidemiologist - travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe.
As international tensions rise and governments enforce unprecedented measures, Henry finds himself in a race against time to track the source and find a cure - before it's too late . . .
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
'If you have a desire to really understand what is going on in the world right now, this is a novel that you cannot afford to miss!'
'Well-written and fast-paced. Most of all utterly, scarily, believable.'
On a trip to the site of an "unusual cluster of adolescent fatalities in a refugee camp" in Indonesia, World Health Organization doctor Henry Parsons, the hero of this multifaceted thriller from Pulitzer Prize winner Wright (God Save Texas), discovers the compound decimated by an unknown disease. Parsons sounds the alarm that the virus responsible may have spread after learning that his driver, who went inside the camp, was allowed to leave the area. The stakes rise when Parsons finds out that the driver was headed for Saudi Arabia to participate in a pilgrimage to Mecca, thus potentially exposing millions to the fatal infection. Meanwhile, the Saudis and Iranians are at each other's throats, and a career NSC official fears that Putin's Russia is preparing a cyberattack that would cripple the U.S. Wright pulls few punches and imbues even walk-on characters with enough humanity that their fate will matter to readers. This timely literary page-turner shows Wright is on a par with the best writers in the genre. Author tour.