Well, cough and cold season is quickly approaching.... and Wil Mara's new book The Gemini Virus will have you thinking twice about that person sneezing beside you on the subway....
From the publisher Forge Books:
"Bob Easton thinks he has a cold. Before he dies in agony, four days later, he infects dozens of people. Local health agencies become quickly overwhelmed by the sick and dying and beg the CDC for help. Dr. Michael Beck and Cara Porter, a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, race to identify the deadly bug. They can't cure it until they know what it is.
Dennis and Andi Jensen and their children are terrified. Schools and offices close. Fresh food disappears from store shelves. Three of their children's friends die. Their neighbors are dying or running away, fleeing the unstoppable infection. Desperate, the Jensens join the exodus, making a nightmarish journey to their isolated mountain cabin along empty roads, through abandoned towns, past looted shopping malls.
The superbug—and the panic—quickly spreads beyond America’s borders. On a packed plane, someone coughs—and at their destination, the pilots are told, “you can’t land here.” US military bases are quarantined. Yet the virus continues to spread. Some believe the plague is man-made. Others see it as a sign of the end times.
In the lab, Cara Porter makes a potentially fatal mistake. In the mountains, Andi Jensen tells her husband that she doesn’t feel well.
The world is running out of time." Read an excerpt of The Gemini Virus.
Sound like a book you'd like to read? Well, here's the deal - Thanks to the lovely folks at Forge and Wil Mara, I have an autographed copy (and the author will personalize it for you as well!!!) and bookmark to give away! Open to US and Canada, simply leave a comment to be entered! Ends Nov. 4/12.