Medical Thrillers




A vet first described the lethal disease that seems to mimic rabies—right down to its aggressive form—as a globulin obstructive disorder. That was 12 weeks ago, before it swept across America, ravaging the canine population. Before lawmakers made it a crime to own a dog and greenlighted a shoot-on-sight policy. Before the media pounced on the term, and the GOD Plague name was born.

Like his fellow virologists, Trevor Cole is desperate to create a vaccine. Not just for Buddy, his golden retriever and the focus of his bachelor life, but because the GOD virus is showing an uncanny ability to mutate. To create new strains. And with thousands of combinations of viral RNA strands to test, it doesn’t help that researchers are suddenly dying by violence, that China’s making threats, or that somewhere in West Virginia, the virus has just jumped species.

Deputy Kate Harmon isn't one to believe the sheriff's conspiracy theories about who's behind the GOD Plague. But when she meets Trevor and his fellow scofflaws—ordinary people whose lives have been deeply impacted by their canine companions, and who’re harboring them illegally in a remote compound—her beliefs about terrorists, the law and the basic nature of humanity are put to the test.

Because nature isn't the only force manipulating the virus. Even in their small town, bio-warfare threats reverberate. Drones are in the air, and someone who wants to make damn sure a vaccine doesn’t happen is gunning for Trevor.

Because sometimes conspiracy theories are true.


A year's passed, and America's moved on in the aftermath of the GOD Plague. Kate and Trevor have begun a new life—together—in Atlanta. When Kate explores their options for adopting a puppy, she uncovers a new breed of black marketeers preying on a population still recovering from a mix of heartbreak and fear. But the dog-fueled black market Kate goes undercover to dismantle is only one interest of a deadly cartel.

Meanwhile, tensions between China and the U.S. have escalated again. Making good on its latest threats, China uses inoculated roaches, seeded randomly inside shipping boxes, to transport its newest bioweapon—a 30,000-year-old virus discovered in the thawing Arctic permafrost—through U.S. ports of entry. When people begin dying, it falls to Trevor in his new role at the CDC to find out what the virus is, how it got here and how to stop it.

Stakes turn personal when Kate contracts the modified paleovirus. But Trevor's efforts to save her are thwarted when the retribution-seeking cartel targets him, Kate, their golden retriever Buddy, and the mother dog and her puppies they're fostering.

If the cartel succeeds before Trevor can engineer a way to stop the ancient megavirus, then Kate dies, China wins—and an American bio-pocalypse will begin.



Ripped from today’s research and tomorrow’s headlines, SECTOR C is a near-future medical mystery / ecothriller fans of Michael Crichton and Daniel Kalla are sure to enjoy. 

A rise in stroke-like cases has CDC analyst Mike Shafer on alert. Patients in every demographic in the Great Plains area, from toddlers to healthy adults to the elderly, are succumbing to rapid deterioration – and death.

Veterinarian Donna Bailey, meanwhile, is dealing with an outbreak of her own. It looks like mad cow disease. But to be affecting so many species? Impossible.

Whatever it is, it’s spreading. Fast.

As state and federal agencies race to contain the growing threats, Mike and Donna’s searches for Patient Zero intersect at a big-game compound in a remote corner of North Dakota. There they find their answer buried in a secret thought extinct for 10,000 years. A secret entrepreneur Walt Thurman will kill to protect.

But even if Mike and Donna can escape the compound with the secret of Sector C, it may already be too late.

Because after today, extinct no longer means forever.