Quarantine (X-Files Young Adult Series #13)

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Deadly Prison Outbreak

When a highly infectious disease breaks out with in the confines of the Cumberland State Correctional Facility, Special Agents Mulder and Scully are called in to find the cause of the epidemic, and put a stop to it.

Outside the prison walls, Mulder risks his reputation ? and his ? life to track down two escaped prisoners ? who may or may not be infected. Meanwhile, on the inside, Scully ...

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Overview

Deadly Prison Outbreak

When a highly infectious disease breaks out with in the confines of the Cumberland State Correctional Facility, Special Agents Mulder and Scully are called in to find the cause of the epidemic, and put a stop to it.

Outside the prison walls, Mulder risks his reputation — and his — life to track down two escaped prisoners — who may or may not be infected. Meanwhile, on the inside, Scully finds herself facing a full quarantine — and set of doctors who are as silent about the situation as the bodies they are burning.

Can Mulder and Scully find the men before this plague claims more lives?

Indiana Jones tries to save his father from the Nazis as they all search for the Holy Grail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064471893
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: X Files YA Series , #13
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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Chapter One

The vultures circled overhead in the hot blue sky. Big, dark birds with wide wings, scarlet heads, glittering eyes, and cruel beaks.

Dr. Robert Torrence watched them through the trees of the Costa Rican rain forest. As a biologist, he was used to wildlife. But these vultures gave him the creeps. It wasn't only their looks, it was their smarts. They knew what they were doing. They lived on the flesh of the dead, and somewhere close by they sensed dinnertime approaching.

Dr. Torrence forced himself to stop looking at them and got back to what he was doing. With a wooden tongue depressor he pried a piece of loose bark from a tree. Underneath he spied a large black beetle.

"Come to Papa," he said under his breath.

Slowly he extended another tongue depressor so as not to scare the bug. After a moment's hesitation, the beetle scurried onto the stick. Dr.Torrence quickly moved it to a clear plastic container in a metal carrying case and dropped the bug inside. Before it could escape) Dr. Torrence slid the top of the compartment closed. He did a quick count. Seventeen specimens.

"Enough for today," Dr. Torrence told himself. He snapped the carrying case shut and wiped sweat from his metal-framed glasses. He scratched the five-day-old beard on his face. What he would do for a shave and hotshower-yet both were three days and two hundred miles away. Dr. Torrence loaded up his oversized backpack and shouldered it. But before he could start the trek back to his base camp, he heard earsplitting squawking.

He recognizedthe sound even before he spotted the flock of vultures coming down through the treetops.

There was a feast of death going on nearby.

Dr. Torrence might be bone-weary, but he could not resist taking a look. Studying animal life was not just his profession, it was his passion.

It was easy to find what he was looking for. Vultures made a lot of noise when they were enjoying themselves.

He saw at least twenty of them in a clearing, voraciously ripping apart a carcass with their beaks.

"Shoo! Go away! Shoo!" Dr. Torrence shouted, waving his hands as he moved forward.

With angry cries, the large birds scattered into the air. They did not fly far, however, settling nearby on low hanging branches, as though assuming a deathwatch.

He slipped off his backpack and squatted next to what was left of a large dead boar. While the sight would have turned most people's stomachs, it merely stirred Dr. Torrence's curiosity.

The wild boar was one of the toughest of animals, he knew. You could shoot a charging boar between the eyes and it would keep on coming. What had killed this one?

He peered at its ripped flesh. At first glance he saw only that the vultures had done a good job of tearing it to ribbons. Then he saw something that made him look closer.

Among the open wounds were angry red boils, swelling like balloons. They pulsed in and out, as if they had hearts of their own. Dr. Torrence had seen boils before-but never ones as nasty as these.

Even more interesting, large red-orange beetles were crawling around the boils.

Still squatting', he reached into his backpack and removed his sample case. Then he pulled a pair of latex gloves out of a side pocket and slipped them on.

A moment later he had one of the beetles stowed in a plastic compartment. Then Dr. Torrence turned back to the carcass.

The boils were gigantic. And they seemed to get even bigger as he watched, their membranes stretching as they pulsed. With one gloved finger, he gently touched the boil nearest to him.

"Ugghhh!" Dr. Torrence grunted as the boil burst, spraying pus across his glasses and into his mouth. Grimacing with disgust, he spit out the foul substance, wiped his tenses on his shirt, and put the glasses back on. He looked at the wound that the boil had left behind-and decided he had seen enough for the moment. He would learn more when he got out of the forest and back to the lab.

But later that evening he was too woozy to capture more than a handful of specimens in the forest. By the time he dragged himself back to his campsite, he was soaked with sweat, despite the evening chill.

Stumbling into his tent he got into his sleeping bag and lay there shivering, then sweating.

His mind fought the waves of darkness that flowed over it. He knew he had to force himself out of his sleeping bag. He had to get to his radio transmitter if it was the last thing he did.

The way he felt, it might be.

He crawled out of his tent, playing the beam of his flashlight ahead of him. He spotted the radio propped against a log near the dying campfire. He turned on the power and adjusted the frequency. Clearing his throat, he spoke as loudly as he could into the mike. His voice was little more than a croak": "BDP Field Base, come in please."

No answer.

He decided to wait a moment, then try again.

His face was on fire. His hand went to it and felt the burning hot boils all over it.

He grabbed the mike weakly and took a deep breath. Desperately he gasped out, "This is Dr. Robert Torrence from the Biodiversity Project. I am requesting immediate evacuation from sector zee-one-five."

He paused. He had run out of breath. He sucked air and managed to say, "This is a medical emergency. Repeat. A medical emergency. Please respond.

Torrence struggled to repeat the message but it was no use. He fell back and stared up at the cold moon as he listened to the static of the empty airwaves.

The X-Files #13 Quarantine. Copyright © by Les Martin. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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