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Medusa (Kurt Austin, Bk 8)

By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

A plague that threatens to get rid of millions...

A ruthless cabal on a quest for domination...

Mysterious undersea occasions lead Kurt Austin and the NUMA group to find a hideous sequence of scientific experiments, an awfully bold chinese language felony association, and a mystery new virus that threatens to trigger a world-wide pandemic.

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Lee had set her suspicions apart for now to target the daunting prospect of showing sooner than an viewers of sharp-minded specialists. Her center thumped head over heels in her chest. She used to be frightened approximately talking in public after spending years between humans whose maximum obstacle used to be the rice yield. the pc courses now to be had to chart a deadly disease not just baffled her, she was once uncertain of her personal services besides. She felt like a Stone Age holdover thawed from a glacier after 10000 years. however, training drugs at its most simple point had given her a intestine intuition that used to be extra useful than all of the charts and tables on the planet. Her instinct was once telling her that it was once too early to have a good time. As a virologist, she had recognize for a way quick a pandemic may adapt to alter. As an epidemiologist, she knew from painful adventure how a plague may speedy get uncontrolled. yet might be she was once simply gun-shy. She had long past over the facts Huang had given her, and the epidemic appeared to be at the highway to being contained. Dr. Lee cleared her throat and seemed out on the viewers. many of the humans anticipating her to talk have been conscious of and probably chargeable for her exile, yet she swallowed her bitterness. “To paraphrase the yank author Mark Twain, rumors of my expert death were tremendously exaggerated,” she acknowledged with a instantly face. She permit the ripple of laughter roll over her. “I needs to admit, I come to you humbled,” she persevered. “Since I demonstrated my rural perform, nice strides were made on the earth of epidemiology. i'm inspired on the manner the countries of the realm have come jointly to struggle this new outbreak. i'm happy with the position my kingdom has taken in top the hassle. ” She smiled on the applause. She used to be studying to play the sport. these in need of indignant denunciations of previous coverage will be disenchanted. “At an identical time, i need to warn opposed to complacency. Any epidemic comprises the seeds of a plague. those pandemics have come to us some time past, and people have consistently pop out the more serious for it. ” She stated the good plagues in heritage, beginning with the 1st recorded pandemic that struck Athens in the course of its conflict with Sparta. The Roman pandemic of 251 A. D. had killed 5 thousand humans an afternoon, the Constantinople epidemic of 452 10000 an afternoon. round twenty-five million died in Europe of the Black dying throughout the 1340s, and 40 to fifty million all over the world within the nice influenza epidemic of 1918. She repeated her caution opposed to complacency, and repeated how happy she was once on the multinational reaction to the present epidemic. Dr. Lee used to be surprised on the applause that her presentation obtained. Her popularity again into the scientific neighborhood after years of exile used to be unforeseen, and she or he used to be triumph over with emotion. She left the degree, yet rather than returning to her seat she strode to the go out. Tears welled in her eyes, and she or he had to compose herself. She walked alongside the hall, unsure the place she used to be going. anyone known as her identify.

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