Cold Plague

Cold Plague

Book - 2008
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Pristine water-hidden for millions of years, untouched by pollution, and possessing natural healing powers-is found miles under Antarctic ice. The scientists who make this astonishing discovery stand to win worldwide acclaim and earn billions. While people around the world line up for a taste of the therapeutic water, a cluster of new cases of mad cow disease explodes in a rural French province. Dr. Noah Haldane and his World Health Organization team are urgently summoned.Fresh from a brush with a pandemic flu, Noah recognizes the deadliness of a prion-the enigmatic microscopic protein responsible for mad cow disease-that kills with the speed and ferocity of a virus. Despite intense international pressure to declare the outbreak a random occurrence, Noah suspects that factors other than nature have ignited the prion's spread among animals and people in France. Facing a spate of disappearances and unexplained deaths, Noah uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Beverly Hills, and from the North to the South Pole. He soon realizes that the scientific find of the century-a lake the size of Lake Superior buried three miles under Antarctica-might hold the key to a microscopic Jurassic Park . With a billion-dollar industry hanging on his silence, Noah has to stay alive long enough to sound the alarm.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2008
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780765318336
0765318334
Branch Call Number: FIC Kalla 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 335 p

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gtelesford
Nov 30, 2011

Scientist discover what they think is a fountain of youth under the Arctic. However people who drink the water start dying mysteriously. Two scientist are commissioned with the task of finding out why the people are dying

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Jul 21, 2008

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