The spectacular southwestern desert is alive with Bacillus anthracis spores, and the summer is the hottest on record. As a new veterinary epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Maya Maguire confronts the largest, most complex anthrax outbreak in U.S. history.
Infections in persons of color and immigration activists resonate with Maya’s search, as a Chinese-American adoptee, for a place in her American home. Younger than her fellow trainees and battling panic disorder from a horrific childhood accident, she struggles to solve an epidemic mystery in a physician-dominated public health world. From her home base in New Mexico, CDC sends her to join a federal team in Arizona, including provocative physician Dr. Manolo Miranda and tightlipped veterinarian Dr. Dave Schwartz.
The epidemic is linked to climate change—that’s the party line. But Homeland Security agents and the FBI are suspicious. Dave’s an anthrax expert and spores match his home Texas Triangle of Death.
An invisible enemy, team secrets, and romantic missteps may derail Maya’s confidence. If she can’t find the source, thousands could perish from anthrax-laced heroin and tainted milk. Anthracis takes us to the front lines with scientists betting their lives and relationships on the investigation outcome.
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A talented veterinary epidemiologist, Maya Maguire, has joined a well-known Federal team investigating a deadly anthrax outbreak. The outbreak, suspected to be linked to climate change, poses a significant threat to public health. The CDC orders Maya to leave her home base in New Mexico to join the team in Arizona, where the outbreak occurs.
The Bacillus anthracis bacterium produces spores, and its deadly nature is evident from the potential of thousands of lives at risk. The outbreak's source remains unknown, but its association with climate change is a crucial factor that needs to be explored. If left unchecked, this outbreak has the potential to cause widespread devastation and loss of life.
Maya Maguire's expertise and experience as a veterinary epidemiologist make her a valuable addition to the team. Maya will play a crucial role in unraveling the mysteries surrounding this deadly anthrax microbe. Will the team succeed in bringing an end to the fatal disease?
Embark on an exhilarating journey as the enigmatic puzzle surrounding the anthrax attack finally comes to light. In Anthracis, readers will be captivated by a trio of compelling characters, each possessing unique skills and vulnerabilities, working together to unravel the complex mystery. As the narrative unfolds, these individuals become integral to the progression of the plot, their distinct contributions injecting the story with depth and excitement.
Millicent Eidson's talent is showcased in this one book. It is filled with elements that readers often need help finding in similar titles. I found there was never a dull moment with each page I turned. This highly anticipated book is set to captivate readers from start to finish. With abundant elements often elusive in similar titles, this literary masterpiece promises to keep readers engaged and entertained with every turn of the page. Millicent Eidson's unparalleled talent shines through in this remarkable work, ensuring a thrilling reading experience. I confidently predict that this offering will be warmly embraced by the literary world, solidifying Millicent Eidson's place among the most esteemed authors of our time.
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