FP 75,000. A sweeping, suspenseful novel - based on a true story that has been lost to history - about an aristocratic Russian doctor racing to stop a deadly plague that is spreading from an outpost city in Manchuria to the rest of the world. In 1910, people are mysteriously dying at an alarming rate in the Russian-ruled city of Kharbin, a major railway outpost in Northern China. The dead bodies vanish before they can be identified, and it is suspected that travellers are carrying a strange illness into the city. Insulated from the rest of the world, with a spiraling body count, the quarantined city struggles to survive.