Immunity

By Lori Andrews
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312352721, 336pp.)

Publication Date: September 2, 2008

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Description

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.




About the Author

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.”




Praise For Immunity

Praise for Immunity

“Andrews’s exciting third helix-twister to feature Dr. Alex Blake… spikes the chills with a talking DNA computer named Sam and insights into hot-button Native American issues.”
--Publishers Weekly

“The scenario is chilling and the expertise is undeniable.”
--Booklist

“Strong characters and fascinating scientific details”
--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Silent Assassin

“Andrews is a quickly rising luminary in the thriller/medical sleuth universe.... Blending elements of forensic-powered mystery, psychological suspense, and a Ludlum-esque espionage thriller, Andrews’s newest is a page-turner with enough jaw-dropping plot twists to satisfy the most demanding mystery reader. It’s highly recommended.”
---Chicago Tribune

“Outstanding...the tight plot moves toward its explosive conclusion.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A page-tuner...Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs, watch out!”
---Library Journal

“Andrews writes with breezy energy and fills Alex’s world with appealing background characters and interesting details.”
---Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Sequence
“Andrews clearly knows her subject matter.... The novel generates plenty of excitement.”
---Booklist

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