Razorbill, 9781595143426, 464pp.
Publication Date: November 2, 2010
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Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“Kathy Reichs, well known in the adult world for her Temperance Brennan mysteries, has given Dr. Brennan a niece! Tory is smart, intuitive, and psyched to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding Coop, the wolf-dog. When her friends start manifesting some dog-like tendencies after being exposed to an experimental virus, the race for answers gets even scarier. This fast-paced adventure takes some unusual twists and keeps the reader turning the pages.”
— Margaret Brennan Neville, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
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Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones
novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot-if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.
Fortunately, they are now more than friends- they're a pack. They are Virals.
About the Author
Kathy Reichs (www.kathyreichs.com), like her iconic character Dr. Temperance Brennan, is a board-certified forensic anthropologist, and creator of the Fox television hit Bones, now in its eighth season. Reichs has written fourteen books in the Temperance Brennan series, all New York Times bestsellers, including #1. Code is her third novel for young readers.
Brendan Reichs (www.brendanreichs.com) was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and The George Washington University School of Law in 2006. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to co-write the Virals series. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Emily, daughter, Alice, and son, Henry. He plans to keep writing novels until they drag him from his desk.