Cold Plague

Cold Plague

Book - 2008
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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 animals and 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.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2008.
ISBN: 9780765318336
0765318334
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 25 cm.

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Pisinga
May 21, 2018

Of course, the author is in the subject of medical science, being a doctor by profession. But this book is full of predictable patterns "a la" mission impossible, that with each new scene you want to say- and now will follow this and that.

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gtelesford
Nov 30, 2011

Scientist discover what they think is a fountain of youth under the Arctic. However people who drink the water start dying mysteriously. Two scientist are commissioned with the task of finding out why the people are dying

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Daphne57
Jul 21, 2008

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