The Influenza Bomb
Paul McCusker and Walt Larimore, M.D.
Howard Jun 1 2010, $14.99
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Siberian hospitals are overrun with people dying from a disease that appears uncannily like the Spanish Flu of 1918. When Dr. Susan Hutchinson from the World health Organization and a top-secret group of government scientists arrive, they are met with a stubborn Russian bureaucracy determined to ignore the problem.
Despite their lack of cooperation, Dr. Hutchinson learns that the outbreak began with a professor names Weigel—who has now disappeared. The scientists, including mark Carlson and Nora Richards from TSI: The Gabon Virus, search for a means of dealing with the outbreak and for Weigel himself, who seems to have been in collusion with the head of Return to Earth, a notorious eco-terrorist group.
When Weigel is killed during a kidnapping attempt, Return to Earth makes off with a mysterious device called the Influenza Bomb, which has the potential to destroy all of mankind. In a race against time—with the entire world at stake—Dr. Hutchinson must stop Return to Earth from spreading the contamination.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dr. Walt Larimore has appeared on Focus on the Family’s Health radio show. Also, the Colorado-based physician has appeared on the Today Show, CBS Early Morning and CNN. As a medical journalist from 1996 to 2001, Dr. Larimore hosted over 850 episodes of “Ask the Family Doctor” show.
Paul McCusker, a playwright and director, has been involved with an amazing list of credits—too long a list to mention here. Since 1988, McCusker has written over 300 half-hour episodes of Odyssey for Focus on the Family. His musical “A time for Christmas” earned a Dove award nomination. He is now Creative Director for Focus on the Family.
Thank you Rebecca at Glass Road PR for my review copy.