These books were suggested by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) “to help celebrate National Poetry Month.” Visit their website for details on why they chose these books “that use poetry to engage kids with science and nature.”
Dr. Tessa Price knows what it's like to lose a child to a genetic disease. To spare another mother this pain, she invents a radical new gene therapy that might save the life of seven-year-old Gunnar Sigrunsson. Unable to get regulatory approval to treat Gunnar in the US, she takes her clinical trial to the Palacio Centro Medico, a resort-like hospital on a Mexican peninsula where rich medical tourists get experimental treatments that aren't available anywhere else.
When the hospital is taken over by a brutal drug cartel, Tessa hides with a remarkable trio of Palacio clients-rich Texan Lyle Simmons, his much-younger Brazilian girlfriend, and his protection dog, a German shepherd named Dixie, only to learn that the gangsters aren't the only deadly threat they face. A rabies-like infection that began in the Palacio's research chimpanzees has spread to humans. Tessa investigates and finds a shocking connection to her gene therapy experiment. In the wake of this discovery, Tessa must weigh the value of one human life against another-including her own.
"A smart, tightly written, scary science thriller." --Kirkus Reviews
"Reversion has everything I love about science thrillers: an exotic setting, a brilliant protagonist, a terrifying villain, and a story that takes readers on a wild ride across the frontiers of science. It's a fun, frightening and memorable novel." --Mark Alpert, Scientific American editor and author of Extinction
"Rogers artfully blends science and suspense in this top-notch thriller. Fans of Michael Palmer and Robin Cook will love this book."-- Brian Andrews, author of The Calypso Directive
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