Patrick Dixon has written several books on ethical issues – this is his first novel.
Air ambulance doctor, David Miller, is clinging onto the threads of his career and love life at the best of times. When he starts to probe into the unscheduled stops his plane is having to make and the dubious cargo they’re carrying, it seems that someone would rather his life was cut off altogether.
Meanwhile a lethal virus has come to the attention of the MOD at the Porton Down Germ Warfare Research labs. It seems that a large amount of this virus has been released into the milk that the nation drinks, but how can the government avoid yet another health scare? When the Prime Minister’s family itself is affected, there is nothing they can do but warn the nation of the impending crisis. Moreover, the same virus is beginning to strike elsewhere around the world.
As he begins to question who is threatening the nation and the world, he finds himself in a web of scientific experiments and deadly situations. Do these people think they can change the course of the world with their nightmarish warfare?
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Ex-army doctor Maurice Chester has been trying to rebuild his career working for Air Care International, when he becomes suspicious that his emergency air ambulance flights are being used to smuggle drugs. One night he discovers a far more deadly secret – and is soon running for his life.
Unbeknown to him, a recent explosion at Porton Down Germ Warfare laboratory has left scientists dying in agony. Worse still, MI5 has discovered that several flasks of mutant viruses are missing and a European-wide network is threatening to kill tens of thousands.
But what do the perpetrators want? How can every virus particle be captured intact and the threat to humanity stopped? And what is the dark truth about MI5's own role in gene experiments on the remote Scottish Island to which Chester is so powerfully drawn?
Patrick Dixon is a medical doctor, author of 'The Genetic Revolution' and 'Futurewise' and an international lecturer on global trends. This is his first novel.About the Author:
Dr Patrick Dixon is a medical doctor who has done pioneering AIDS and HIV work. In 1996 he was involved with breaking the ‘Dolly the Sheep’ story and he is frequently interviewed on TV and radio.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002740524
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. illustrated edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002740524
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