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The Gemini Virus

Wil Mara

Tor Books

This science-based thriller from Wil Mara will chill you to your core

The unknown virus kills in four days.  By the time the first bodies are found, it’s too late. Thousands are already sick.  Already dying. 

 

Supermarket shelves go bare, police roadblocks are set up, and people disappear—some fleeing the illness, others quietly suffering behind locked doors. Dennis Jensen fears that his family will be next.  They break quarantine to seek safety in an isolated cabin high in the hills. 

 

Dr. Michael Beck of the Centers for Disease Control is one of the world’s premier epidemiologists.  This new virus is right up his alley.  But it’s moving so fast . . . . Other countries are trying desperately to keep the infection out, even threatening to blow American passenger planes out of the sky. 

 

Together with Cara Porter, his goth-punk assistant, Beck drives into the heart of the seething “hot zone,” searching for answers. Is the disease natural or man-made?  Is it something that escaped from a research lab or is it a deliberate terrorist attack? 

 

Dennis Jensen’s world is about to collapse.  Because his wife is about to turn to him and say, “Honey, I don’t feel well . . . .”

“Irwin Allen’s disaster films meet Stephen King’s The Stand. A scary notion.”—Booklist

“A chilling and horrific outbreak story. If you're a fan of Outbreak, The Hot Zone, and Contagion (the movie), you'll love Gemini Virus.”—No More Grumpy Bookseller

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“Okay, this is one I’m sure you’ll like,” Beck said confidently, advancing through the songs via the button on the steering wheel. “This was one of my favorites when I was a kid.”
“Back in the late Pliocene?” his passenger asked.
“I was born in the early Holocene. Now, listen.”
As Beck cruised north on Connecticut’s I-91 with the rented convertible’s top down, his ID badge flipped and bounced against his chest. It read MICHAEL BECK, EPIDEMIOLOGIST, and right under that, CENTERS FOR DISEASE
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Praise for The Gemini Virus

“A terrifying tale of a mysterious lethal outbreak that starts in a smalltown community and quickly goes global. Thank your lucky stars the scenario is fictional!
”—Dr. Elinor Levy, Associate Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine; author, The New Killer Diseases

 

“A chilling scenario . . . a fast-paced and immensely entertaining story. Thrilling and eerie. Once you open the front cover, you will not be able to put it down."
—Dr. Martinez J. Hewlett, co-author of Basic Virology

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Wil Mara

  • Wil Mara is the award-winning novelist of the 2005 disaster thriller Wave, as well as many other titles for variety of audiences. The Gemini Virus is the second book in the disaster series, with several more stories currently in development.

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