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No treatment. No cure. No hope

Once it seemed as though penicillin and other antibiotics had won humanity a lasting victory over harmful bacteria. But now hardier bugs, resistant to most common classes of antibiotics, are emerging-with potentially catastrophic consequences.

When Dr. Catalina Lopez of the Center for Disease Control first receives a report of a lethal new "superbug" immune to all known antibiotics, she realizes that she has a major health crisis on her hands. An ultra-resistant form of group A strep is spreading like wildfire throughout hospitals and emergency rooms in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Doctors, lacking any effective way to combat the infection, can do nothing but stand by and watch their patients die, one after another.

Dr. Graham Kilburn, an infectious disease specialist in Vancouver, is one such doctor. Desperate to contain the spread of the new superbug, he joins forces with Lina Lopez as they try to find some way to halt the growing epidemic.

What they don't realize is that shadowy forces are conspiring to spread the disease on purpose-and they will stop at nothing to avoid exposure.


In this latest medical thriller by the author of the bestselling "Pandemic," a superbug that is immune to antibiotics is spreading. As the epidemic grows, shadowy forces conspire to spread the disease on purpose--and they will stop at nothing to avoid exposure. Original.


About the Author

Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel Kalla spends his days (and sometimes nights) working as an Emergency Room Physician at an urban teaching hospital.

The idea for his first medical thriller — the bestseller Pandemic — sprang from his clinical and administrative experience in dealing with the SARS crisis of 2003. In his next novel, Resistance, a superbug immune to antibiotics — unleashed intentionally — threatens the unsuspecting public.

His books have been or will be translated into eight languages so far. Both Pandemic and Resistance have been optioned for feature film, and Dan has written the first draft of the script for Pandemic. His fourth novel, Blood Lies, will be released in summer 2007, to be followed in 2008 by the medical thriller, Prion. His latest release, Rage Therapy (a psychological thriller), came out in hard cover from Forge Books in October 2006. In it, Kalla plumbs the depths of forensic psychiatry and the emerging fields of impulse and rage control therapy.

Dr. Kalla has handled media questions across North America on various medical and writing related issues. In 2005, he was featured on the front page of the Globe & Mail Review section and was interviewed on national TV on the Vicki Gabereau Show. CNN, CBC radio, the National Post, City TV, and the Vancouver Sun have also interviewed him.

He is married and the father of two young girls, and received his B.Sc. in mathematics and his MD from the University of British Columbia.

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Kalla, Daniel
Tor Books
Suspense fiction
Medical novels
Literature-A to Z
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Mass market paperback
Tom Doherty Associates Book
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8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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