Particles in the Air
“A medical thriller needs a viable, visceral menace to keep those
pages turning, and Podjasek obliges. A credible and all too timely
medical thriller with a hero who could go viral.”
balanced with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the
end, Dr. Podjasek’s medical debut thriller novel grabs you from the
first chapter and doesn’t let go.”
— STEVEN KONKOLY, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLING AUTHOR
In the wake of a natural disaster, a new pandemic is unleashed...
Dr. Mallory Hayes, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) medical investigator, is a committed physician and researcher quietly battling height and air-flight anxiety. When a tsunami devastates the coast of Southern California, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) establishes a camp to house the tens of thousands of people displaced by the disaster, and the Army is brought in to provide medical services.
Mallory is dispatched to the camp by the CDC to prevent the potential spread of disease from contaminated water. What she discovers is far worse than anything she could have imagined—an accelerated HIV-like virus, and a common, everyday microbe, are proving to be extremely deadly.
PARTICLES IN THE AIR is a shockingly realistic tale only an immunologist could write - a tense, high-concept thriller meant to appeal to fans of A.G Riddle, Michael Crichton, Terry Hayes, Richard Preston, and others.