Page 4 said, She wore one of those African head scarf things I didn t get past page 4. FBI Agent Robert Cavanaugh Has Been Transferred From The Organized Crime Unit To The Slow Paced Field Office For Southern Maryland, Where The Biggest Federal Crime Is The Condition Of The RoadsBut Things Take An Unpleasant Turn When A Nurse At A Local Hospital Notices A Sudden Increase In The Incidence Of Fatal Strokes Among Otherwise Healthy Black Adults The Trail Leads To A New Strain Of Malaria That Causes Rapid Blood Clotting In People With Sickle Cell Trait, Who Begin To DieIt S An Unlikely Natural Mutation, Yet There S No Hard Evidence Of Human Intervention Did A Fringe Hate Group Arrange For A Bioengineered Weapon To Decimate The African American Population As People Die, Cavanaugh Must Convince The FBI To Look For The Answers Before It Becomes An Epidemic That Threatens Millions Of Lives Or Even Race War even better than the previous Robert Cavanaugh Oaths and Miracles Robert continues hilariously inept at gender relations and the book goes from a 3 or 3.5 to a solid 4 as soon as Melanie sets foot in Africa Gripping. I registered a book at BookCrossing.com Ms Kress delivers a great sequel to Oaths and Miracles Not science fiction so much as possibility like most of her work , this continues the tale of FBI Agent Robert Cavanaugh s slightly bumbling quest to find the truth about a strangely mutated strain of Plasmodium falciparum Packed with anecdotes and quotes to round out the thriller, it s a great story. A solid procedural thriller, with a science background by Nancy Kress who is better known for her Beggar s Trilogy The mixture of science and crime procedural style makes for a quick entertaining read, but this is not a book about larger ideas as her other works Although the writer s voice is similar the immersion into large ideas as well as compelling characters isn t as strong in this.
Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a novel with the same title In addition to her novels, Kress has written numerous short stories and is a regular columnist for Writer s Digest She is a regular at Clarion writing workshops and at The Writers Center in Bethesda, Maryland During the Winter of 2008 09, Nancy Kress is the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig s Institute for American Studies in Leipzig, Germany Excerpted from
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