THE DEADLIEST DISEASE IN HISTORY . . . A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and asked to investigate its origins and containment. A MYSTERIOUS FIGURE THAT IS NOT WHO HE APPEARS TO BE . . . Samantha discovers a lethal pathogen unlike any she has encountered in her lifetime. Extremely contagious with a mortality rate higher than any disease ever recorded, it is an extinction level event. A man with an intimate knowledge of the microorganism offers her help. But Samantha Bower begins to suspect he is not who he says he is. HUMANITY HANGS ON THE EDGE OF A CLIFF . . . Samantha begins to realize there are forces at work that she can't understand. Pressures are being applied from outside sources and not all of them wish for a vaccine. But Samantha is sure of one thing: if a vaccine isn't developed, humanity may soon be an endangered species. . .
This is a really interesting plot. Pre-apocalyptic happened in Hawaii that found its way to the Mainland. Another scary "what if" and act of terrorism. I read this together with the Gemini Virus and I cannot choose which I like best. Aside from the virus there are some horrific scene about how humans cope and take advantage of an already scary situation. I love Samantha and how she wouldn't back down and really annoyed with the ending. I have to wait for the next book?! I was not expecting a trilogy but there it is I have to see what happens next.