3 stars

Boiling Point by Karen Dionne. Geoengineering and a volcano.

Code White by Scott Britz-Cunningham. Neurosurgery, artificial intelligence, and a bomb in a hospital.

Cold Plague by Daniel Kalla. Mad cow disease in France and a lake in Antarctica.

The Calypso Directive by Brian Andrews. Man imprisoned for a cure in his genome.

Critical Condition by CJ Lyons. Die Hard in a hospital.

The Cure by Douglas Richards. Aliens interfere with a cure for psychopathy.

The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston. Scary nonfiction on smallpox.

The First Horseman by John Case. Bioweaponry with complex plot.

Flu by Gina Kolata. Nonfiction on the 1918 influenza pandemic & hunt for the virus in modern times.

Freezing Point by Karen Dionne. Bad things happen in Antarctica in quest for fresh water.

Frozen Solid by James Tabor. Diver-microbiologist encounters weirdness and murder at the South Pole.

The Genesis Key by James Barney. Present-day scientist hunts for Gilgamesh and eternal life.

Island 731 by Jeremy Robinson. Ecologist stranded on Pacific island battles man-made monsters.

The Lazarus Strain by Ken McClure. That 1918 flu–it’s BAAACK

Meg by Steve Alten. Prehistoric mega-shark isn’t so extinct after all.

Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in the jungle. With bad guys.

Miracle Cure by Michael Palmer. Cardiologist wants to believe in new miracle drug.

Open Source review by Anna L. Davis. 3 biohazards. Dystopian SF near future when everyone is microchipped and brain implants lead to trouble.

Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka. Bone specialist studies hominid remains in an alternate reality where Earth is 6,000 years old. 3-1/2 stars.

Rogue Wave by Boyd Morrison. Tsunami. Honolulu.

The Romanov Cross by Robert Masello. Russian Revolution meets influenza in present-day Alaska.

Second Genesis by Jeffrey Anderson, M.D. Genetic engineering produces a really, really smart chimpanzee gone bad.

SecondWorld by Jeremy Robinson. Nazis steal Earth’s oxygen. Really.

Sequence by Lori Andrews. Molecular biologist hunts a serial killer.

Side Effects by Michael Palmer. Female pathologist runs afoul of reproductive technology scheme.

Singularity by Steven James. Biohazards: 4

Skeleton Sea by Toni Dwiggins. Forensic geologists investigate a missing sailor in Morro Bay, CA Biohazards: 5

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl. 19th century students at MIT battle evil genius.

The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley. Life in the ‘burbs during a global flu pandemic.

The Vault by Boyd Morrison. Tech wizard channels Archimedes to find King Midas.

Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell. Kay Scarpetta series. Smallpox.

Warning Signs by CJ Lyons. Med student, heal thyself in this ER-themed romantic suspense.

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