In a village outside Edinburgh, a young boy is the victim of a shocking ordeal while playing by the canal . . . he is attacked by a rat. The village itself is currently in turmoil over a genetically modified crop growing in a nearby field and sinister doubts are being expressed over its supposed government licence.Dr Steven Dunbar is sent to investigate.
Steven is not only a qualified doctor but also an ex-Special Forces soldier who now works for the Sci-Med Inspectorate, a small unit attached to the Home Office of the UK government. It is their job to investigate possible wrong-doing in the Hi-Tech world of science and medicine.
His search for the truth soon gives rise to the horrific suspicion that the rat incident - one of several in the area - might be connected to the GM crop. Is there something in these crops that is somehow affecting the behaviour of the rats? But Steven's questions are beginning to upset some powerful operators: people who are prepared to kill to stop him . . .
This book was first published by Simon & Schuster Ltd. (UK) in 2001. It was the second Steven Dunbar adventure to be published.
Ken McClure is the internationally bestselling author of over twenty medical thrillers such as The Lazarus Strain, The Gulf Conspiracy, White Death and Dust to Dust. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages and he has earned a reputation for the accuracy of his predictions. McClure's work is informed by his background as an award-winning research scientist with the UK's Medical Research Council.
About the Author
KEN McCLURE is an award-winning medical scientist as well as a global selling author. He was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he studied medical sciences and cultivated a career that has seen him become a prize-winning researcher in his field. Using this strong background to base his thrillers in the world of science and medicine, he is currently the author of twenty-four novels and his work is available across the globe in over twenty languages. He has visited and stayed in many countries in the course of his research but now lives in the county of East Lothian, just outside Edinburgh in Scotland.