By Lori Andrews
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312352721, 336pp.)
Publication Date: September 2, 2008
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One bizarre death is just that---a death. Two? Could be a coincidence. But in Lori Andrews’s latest thriller, geneticist Dr. Alexandra Blake discovers something much more dangerous than a killer---an epidemic.
Taking a break from decoding the genetic sequence of a tropical disease, Alex takes on an investigation into the gruesome and unexplained death of a DEA agent on a mob stakeout in New Mexico. Within hours, she uncovers similar deaths throughout the Southwest. Is it a naturally occurring epidemic or has a lethal bioweapon been released in the United States?
With the nation’s attention focused on a provocative presidential race, Alex’s attempts to warn Homeland Security fail. Only with the help of a rogue DEA agent and a cutting-edge supercomputer will she and the rest of her team at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology stand a chance of putting an end to the devastation before public hysteria rages out of control.
From Alex’s lab to the closed rooms of a killer’s mind, Immunity maps the perfect sequence for an infectious, edge-of-your-seat thriller.
LORI ANDREWS, a frequent guest on Nightline, 60 Minutes, CBS Morning News, and Oprah, is a lawyer and expert on genetics, called in by groups ranging from the French Parliament to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She’s taught at Princeton and Chicago-Kent College of Law, written for a television legal drama, and published ten nonfiction books. The American Bar Association Journal describes her as “a lawyer with a literary bent who has the scientific chops to rival any CSI investigator.”