Cooney, Caroline B.
Walking around New York City is what Mitty Blake does best. He loves the city, and even after 9/11 he's always felt safe. Mitty is a carefree guy - he doesn't worry about terrorists or blackouts or grades or anything. He'd much rather watch the game or hang out listening to his iPod than do research on infectious diseases just to get a good grade.
Mitty does feel a little pressure to hand something in. So he considers it good luck when he finds some old medical books in his family's weekend house. But when he discovers an envelope containing two scabs in one of the books, the report is no longer about the grade - it's about life and death. His own.
Variola major is a virus. It has no personality, no blood for circulating, no brain for thinking. It has one task - to take over the cells of other creatures and spread. And it has the potential to kill everyone in New York City.
This edge-of-your-seat thriller by best-selling author Caroline B. Cooney will leave you breathless.