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Emergency room physician-turned-novelist Daniel Kalla's newest medical thriller should come with a dispenser of antibacterial liquid soap. After readers finish Resistance, the terrifying story of a "superbug" intentionally unleashed on an unsuspecting public, the first thing they will want to do is thoroughly wash their hands!
When a new, deadly superbug (a form of antibiotics-resistant bacteria that lives, breeds, and spreads within hospitals) begins to kill people in major Pacific Northwest cities, Catalina Lopez of the Centers for Disease Control realizes quickly that she has a potential epidemic on her hands. With the help of people like infectious disease specialist Graham Kilburn and detective Seth Cohen, the outbreak is tracked to a drug user in Vancouver who injected what she believed to be cocaine and heroin given to her by an anonymous dealer. Further investigation reveals a connection between the bug and a groundbreaking new antibiotic being tested in hospitals in the area. Would a pharmaceutical company that has invested millions of dollars in a drug create and unleash killer bacteria that only their drug could treat?
Kalla has been compared to medical thriller icon Robin Cook for good reason: Resistance (as well as his debut novel, Pandemic) is powered by years of real-world experience in hospital emergency rooms and a comibination of expert insight and speculation. It also features a cast of impeccably crafted characters, pedal-to-the-metal pacing, and enough jaw-dropping plot twists to satisfy the most demanding reader. Ready or not, welcome to the post-antibiotic era… Paul Goat Allen