"Brilliant." -- Napa Valley Register, November 21, 2004
"One shock leads to another." -- Carmel Valley News, November 12, 2004
From the Publisher
DNA, The Code of Life --and Death.
A Deadly Microbe... When a U.S. Customs inspector at the Canadian border succumbs to a fatal viral infection, a terrifying fear becomes reality. Someone has smuggled a devastating, genetically altered strain of smallpox virus into the country. But where is it? And just how deadly might it be?
A Master Terrorist... Sheik Abdul-Ghazi, oil billionaire turned terrorist, is the mastermind of a plot to spread a modern plague, killing millions. He and his jihadi zealots are holed up on a remote western ranch, preparing to unleash their nightmare weapon on American cities.
A Beautiful Woman... Jameela Noori, Abdul-Ghazi's Egyptian-born Arabian horse trainer, may be the consummate blend of loveliness and treachery. Or is she the weak link in a diabolical scheme?
The Greatest Mind Since Sherlock Holmes... As the new plague's first victims die, brilliant vaccine researcher, Dr. Peyton McKean, is enlisted by the Centers for Disease Control to track down the source of the virus and find a cure. From his lab to the highway, to a horseback chase in a hail of bullets, McKean brings to bear his keen intellect and the boldness of a born adventurer. But overcoming this threat will take more than daring. It will take a medical miracle...