The Neah Virus

The Neah Virus

by Thomas P Hopp


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The Neah Virus by Thomas P Hopp

A deadly new plague-or ancient shaman's curse? As a new virus spreads from the Makah Indian Reservation, killing only non-natives, Dr. Peyton McKean races against time to find a cure.

A grave is discovered at a construction site in Neah Bay, Washington. Is it a Native American burial, as some Makah Tribe members claim- or are these the remains of a Spanish colonist of the 1700s, a man accused of romantic involvement with a young Makah woman? And how did the man die? Before these questions can be answered, a deadly new disease strikes. Raving mania and a lethal fever begin to spread among non-Makahs but inexplicably, Makahs are spared. The virus threatens to cause a worldwide epidemic of madness and death.

Dr. Peyton McKean is called in to identify the organism and find a cure. He confronts an old Makah shaman who seems to know more than he is saying about the origins of the virus. Steeped in native lore, Gordon Steel claims this is the legendary Lost Souls Disease, created by Raven to punish the Spaniards, now unleashed on the modern world to plague those who deny the tribe's treaty-based right to hunt and fish in their traditional ways. As the death toll mounts, Peyton McKean races against time to save humanity-and himself!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492347347
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Thomas P. Hopp was born in Seattle, Washington, and lived his earliest years in a housing project on the banks of the Duwamish River. Despite a tough start in life, good grades at West Seattle High School and the University of Washington as well as a perfect score on the Graduate Record Exam got him into the Ph.D. program in biochemistry at Cornell University Medical College. He studied genetic engineering at Rockefeller University and went on to help found the multi-billion-dollar biotechnology company, Immunex Corporation. While there, he isolated genes for the powerful immune system hormone, interleukin one, contributed to the creation of the blockbuster arthritis drug, Enbrel, and developed the world's first commercially successful nanotechnology device, a molecular handle called the FLAG epitope. He plays guitar and bass and has performed onstage with blues legend John Lee Hooker and rock supergroups the Kingsmen and the Drifters. He has resided in San Diego and on Manhattan Island, and now lives in the Seattle area.
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The Neah Virus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging page turner. Kudos to a truly accomplished author!
Ravenchat More than 1 year ago
A scary premise. An ebola type of virus escapes in America! This is one of those white knuckle reads when you keep thinking, this could really happen. There is also a lot of great information on Native Americans. I really enjoyed it!