SOLUTION: It could save millions of people desperate
for organ transplants—or decimate
Genetically-engineered pig organs have proven to be ideal
donor sources for patients dying of heart, liver, and kidney
diseases. The process, called xenotransplantation,
is a $ mega-billion industry,
and the PTS Corporation's monopoly. After tens of thousands of successful organ
transplants and careful patient monitoring by its "independent" not-for-profit "Institute",
the PTS Corp. is going to be granted unprecedented fair-market
exemptions by the government — if approved by a U.S.
DR. SCOTT MERRITT,
a promising surgeon forced to retire from practice because
of multiple sclerosis, has audited Institute records, validated
their findings, and is scheduled to report his conclusions
to the Senate subcommittee. Seven days before he
is to testify, he receives an unmarked CD from the Institute's
database director. Scott quickly discovers the Institute's
deadly secret: PTS' genetically-bred pigs have a
previously undetected retrovirus—a retrovirus
100% fatal to patients who have previously suffered from
the "Hanoi Flu". Worse,
the pig retrovirus shows signs of mutating, of combining
with the human flu virus to create an airborne, porcine-human
super-virus. What can he do to stop a potential world-wide
epidemic, and who should he tell?
a senior PTS officer who's stunning, sadistic, seductive,
and schizophrenic, discovers that Scott has the damaging
information. She tracks
down Scott and captures him, his wife, and his children,
intent on preventing them from revealing what they know...
DR. CARLTON EMERY, a premier xenotransplant
surgeon, chief administrator of the nation's largest xenotransplant
clinic, co-founder of the Institute, and a major stockholder
in PTS, unwittingly loosens the deadly super-virus on his
patients and staff.
The super-virus ominously spreads, killing all infected.
Nearly blind, half-frozen,
stranded, for Scott to save his family, expose the conspiracy
and prevent a worldwide disaster, he must overcome a brutally
efficient assassin and a powerful adversary on the floor of
the US Senate--before a pandemic