Pandemic

Daniel Kalla

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Genesis of a Plague

Right now, in a remote corner of rural China, a farmer and his family are sharing their water supply with their livestock: chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep. They share the same waste-disposal system, too.

Bird viruses meet their human counterparts in the bloodstreams of the swine, where they mix and mutate before spreading back into the human population. And a new flu is born....

Dr. Noah Haldane, of the World Health Organization, knows that humanity is overdue for a new killer flu, like the great influenza pandemic of 1919 that killed more than twenty million people in less than four months. So when a mysterious new strain of flu is reported in the Gansu Province of mainland China, WHO immediately sends a team to investigate.

Haldane and his colleagues soon discover that the new disease, dubbed Acute Respiratory Collapse Syndrome, is far more deadly than SARS, killing one in four victims, regardless of their age or health. But even as WHO struggles to contain the outbreak, ARCS is already spreading to Hong Kong, London, and even America.

In an age when every single person in the world is connected by three commercial flights or fewer, a killer bug can travel much faster than the flu of 1919.

Especially when someone is spreading the virus on purpose...

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“Daniel Kalla expertly weaves real science and medicine into a fast-paced, nightmarish thriller--a thriller all the more frightening because it could really happen.”--Tess Gerritsen, author of Body Double on Pandemic

“Kalla is a rocket ship of a writer. He moves to the front of the pack with a thriller that will grab you from page one and never let you go.”--Keith Ablow, author of Psychopath on Pandemic

Pandemic is fast, fierce and frightening. Kalla delivers a shot of adrenaline in a medical thriller that really thrills.”--Don Winslow, author of California Fire and The Life and Death of BobbyZ on Pandemic

Pandemic is a totally compelling novel, one of those rare thrillers that lays out a scenario that is not only possible, but terrifyingly probable.”--Douglas Preston, author of Relic and The Codex on Pandemic

“At last! A new thriller writer worthy to join the Ludlum, DeMille, LeCarre club.  Not just a great read, a real treat.”--Beverly Swerling, author of City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan on Pandemic

Pandemic is a sizzler. A killer epidemic that may go global--convincing and terrifying.”--Barbara D’Amato, author of Death of A Thousand Cuts and White Male Infantp0 on Pandemic

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Daniel Kalla

Dr. Daniel Kalla is a practicing emergency room physician at a major hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pandemic is his first novel.

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Pandemic
Daniel Kalla

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429912600
ISBN10: 142991260X
416 pages
$7.99
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