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Overview


In this original bio-thriller from the author of Beggars in Spain, the threat of terrorism and biological warfare is all too real when the danger comes from a family’s most cherished pets.

Tessa Sanderson, ex-FBI agent, has moved to a sleepy Maryland town to escape her tragic past. When the town’s beloved dogs begin viciously attacking pet owners and their children, federal CDC agents determine that the dogs are carrying a mutated flu affecting the aggression center of their ...

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Overview


In this original bio-thriller from the author of Beggars in Spain, the threat of terrorism and biological warfare is all too real when the danger comes from a family’s most cherished pets.

Tessa Sanderson, ex-FBI agent, has moved to a sleepy Maryland town to escape her tragic past. When the town’s beloved dogs begin viciously attacking pet owners and their children, federal CDC agents determine that the dogs are carrying a mutated flu affecting the aggression center of their brains, for which there is no known cure. Tessa offers her unofficial assistance to Animal Control Officer Jess Langstrom, who has been ordered to round up all the dogs and quarantine them. Meanwhile, some of the locals, unconvinced of the threat, are preparing to protect their pets by any means necessary. But Tessa, the widow of an Arab who roused the suspicions of her FBI colleagues, has another secret: Someone is sending her threatening e-mails in Arabic that claim responsibility for the virus, and she resolves to go deep undercover to expose a deadly conspiracy.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Kress's engrossing thriller shows a range of reactions from the community. Her bio notes she lives with 'the world's most spoiled toy poodle' and that kind of attachment is evident in the strong feelings of her characters."
Denver Post

“Kress, a witty and engaging writer, creates chilling suspense as twisty as a DNA double helix.”
Publishers Weekly

“Her style is devilishly inventive, her characters are more than cardboard cut-outs, and they wrestle with important issues—medical and ethical—every step of the way.”
CNN.com

“Full of suspense and creepy details...delivers on the potential of its gripping premise.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“...an appealing mix of horror, thriller, allegory, and satire...biting satire.”
Locus

“...a page turner...unusual and refreshing. Highly recommended.”
Monster Librarian

“...a near-future techno-thriller, with a touch of Stephen King. Fine work....”
Asimov’s

“Dogs is the kind of thriller that continually makes you want to turn the pages faster than you can read them.”
SF Site

“In my opinion, Nancy Kress is one of the best science-fiction authors of today.... Kress has the magical ability of weaving amazing plot, believable science, and intriguing characters into a coherent whole.”
Blogcritics

“Kress has a flair for punchy melodrama.”
Washington Post

“...a spine-chilling, suspense-laden story of pets turned unwitting killers.”
Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

Hugo- and Nebula-winner Kress (Beggar's Ride) offers a spine-chilling, suspense-laden story of pets turned unwitting killers. Why are previously well-behaved pet dogs in rural Tyler, Md., turning on their owners and biting them? What is it that makes the dog bites so lethal? And what about these random events makes the Feds so touchy? Former FBI agent Tessa Sanderson, a dog owner and recent widow who just moved to Tyler, wants to know, and insists on helping Jess Langstrom, a longtime resident of Tyler and its chief animal control officer, to investigate, even as the FBI begins investigating her for suspected links to terrorist organizations. Together and separately, Tessa and Jess track down the answers to Tyler's frightening human and animal crisis. Kress brings her thorough knowledge of genetics and biology to bear in this nicely creepy thriller. (July)

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Booklist
The suspense ratchets up in this perfect vacation read.
Monster Librarian
A page turner . . . unusual and refreshing. Highly recommended.
San Francisco Chronicle
The best scenes . . . have a straight-ahead, disaster novel feel to them, full of suspense and creepy details.
Denver Post
Kress's engrossing thriller shows a range of reactions from the community. Her bio notes she lives with "the world's most spoiled toy poodle" and that kind of attachment is evident in the strong feelings of her characters.
Locus
An appealing mix of horror, thriller, allegory, and satire . . . biting satire.
Washington Post
Kress has a flair for punchy melodrama
Library Journal

Tired of being passed over for promotion and suspecting that her recently deceased Tunisian husband is the cause, Tessa Sanderson leaves the FBI and relocates to the small town of Tyler, MD. Trouble follows her, however, in the form of a mysterious and sudden canine plague that heightens the aggression of its victims, causing them to attack anyone in their path-even their beloved owners. A series of threatening emails implicating Tessa in a terrorist plot connected with the plague causes her to turn fugitive in order to track down the perpetrators of the illness and restore the good name of both herself and her husband. The author of the "Probability" trilogy (Probability Moon; Probability Sun; Probability Space) has crafted a fast-moving thriller (think Stephen King's Cujo) that capitalizes on Americans' love for their dogs. Unfortunate breed stereotyping-most of the dogs involved in the attacks are pit bulls, rottweilers, German shepherds, and other "big" dogs-mars an otherwise well-told tale of one woman's determination to uncover the truth, whatever its consequences. For larger sf collections.
—Jackie Cassada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892391780
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Nancy Kress is the best-selling author of twenty science-fiction and fantasy novels,
including Beggars in Spain, Probability Space, and Steal Across the Sky. She has also published four short-story collections and three books on the fundamentals of writing. Kress is a four-time Nebula Award winner and the recipient of two Hugos, the Sturgeon, and the Campbell awards. Her fiction has been translated into nearly two dozen languages, including Klingon. She teaches at venues including the Clarion Writers’ Program and as a guest professor at the University of Leipzig in Germany.
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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Perfect Nancy Kress

    As usual, she didn't disappoint me. The plot is intriguing and thrilling. Real page turner. However, it is quite different from her previous works. This book is more thriller than a science fiction, nevertheless she doesn't write hard-core high-tech science fictions anyway. This book is entertaining and catches my imagination about the relationship between humans and pets. I just adore her style and drama.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

    Captivating

    I was taken from the first page. A modern day thriller! I couldn't wait to finish to see what happens next and then sad when I turned the last page.

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