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How do you fight a deadly disease that comes from beyond planet Earth?

When a 2,000-year-old mummy is unearthed in central China, investigators from all over the world fly in to Washington, DC, for a top secret meeting, hoping to find an answer to its mysterious genetic anomalies.

But the scientists may have mistakenly released a new, deadly disease of extraterrestrial origins in the process of examining the genetic markers of the ancient mummy. The devastating human error causes a worldwide plague—one that penetrates the barriers of the human immune system. Sino expert Eric Logan and archaeologist Dr. Marcia Kessler lead an expedition back to the icy glaciers of China to extract a much older 20,000-year-old mummy, which could help them formulate a cure. Even as they embark on their mission, the strange illness afflicts the people around them, turning men into mindless monsters. 

The team retreats to a remote Buddhist monastery and must hold off a vicious army of victims. As they wrestle with the possibility that they may be the last living humans on earth, someone finds an ancient burial object that may hold the key to ending the apocalyptic epidemic . . .

Meet the Author

Chris AngusCHRIS ANGUS is the award winning author of thrillers set all over the world and dealing with action packed adventures based on real events and people in history and recent scientific topics such as new DNA discoveries, pandemics and ancient diseases. Here’s what best-selling author Jon Enright, author of “The Dead Don’t Dance” says about Chris’s new thriller WINSTON CHURCHILL AND THE TREASURE OF MAPUNGUBWE HILL:

“The Dark Continent has rarely been darker with danger and intrigue…Chris Angus’s African adventure takes us from the Boer War to WW II on a non-stop juggernaut tale of romance, treasure and its destructive allure. Meet a freshly imagined Winston Churchill in a cinematically rendered Africa. Angus leaves no thriller stop unpulled in this engaging page-turner.”

Chris comes from an extended family of seven writers. His parents were both professors of English Literature and authors of numerous works of fiction. He is also the author of several works of nonfiction published under the name Christopher Angus.

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