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The Meyersco Helix

A novel by

"How the hell did we come to where the President of the United States has two minutes to decide whether he will nuke Boston or kill the world instead?"

An extremely powerful novel of the biowar apocalypse,
traces the frighteningly plausible accidents by which the casual killing of a near-extinct mole escalates inexorably towards where an anguished President must choose either to let a self-propagating bio-war substance kill the world's population - or to destroy a major American city by nuclear blast.

K116 is the top secret US chemical weapon that spells instant agonizing death to mankind. Self-generating in water, only a nuclear blast can stop the deadly dust expanding.

But when a lethal cloud of K116 escapes from a military research lab, one man survives. Charged with nightmare energy, Ribicoff becomes a walking carnage-machine.

Alive Ribicoff is a lethal liability - but dead his K116-glutted body will unleash chemical slaughter on a scale that will make the Black Death look like a summer cold.

Pursued by the massed might of US security forces, Ribicoff acts with the desperate, ruthless bloodlust of an animal at bay - until they corner him in Boston. Where his fiancé, the biochemist Stella Christopher, certain that he will come to her, is desperately working on a cure, despite the agents of her own government trying to kill her.

But will an American President act with equal ruthlessness? There is only one way to cauterize the city of America's Founding Fathers, and it will be no tea party...

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Paperback Editions

September 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: Meyersco Helix
Author(s): Andrew McCoy
ISBN: 0-586-07297-7 / 978-0-586-07297-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK