A disturbing and highly convincing urban thriller which explores the effects of a tropical killer disease being released in London, and the terror that ensues. 'Every thing is hostile to every other thing' - Ovid: THE CREATION A vile and deadly disease is purging the unsuspecting streets of London. People are collapsing; bleeding to death and worse, and nobody seems to know why or how this killer virus formed... Working in London's Centre for Infectious Diseases Mike Davenport has his own problems to deal with but is faced with a crisis management situation, in which the government seem set on putting their public relations agenda before the lives of their people. This is a charged and taut psychological thriller which explores what motivates people in their behaviour and the complex ways in which people deal with fear and disaster. It is the product of intensive research on the ways in which our behaviour is causing major ecological problems that may result in the rise of a new plague.
Used availability for David Docherty's The Spirit Death
February 2000 : USA Hardback
May 2001 : USA Paperback