Grisham’s The Pelican Brief meets
Michael Crichton’s The Amdromeda Strain in this novel set at an elite Washington, DC, prep school.
Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect
hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance
meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington’s
elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital days later, with no memory of the
end of the night.
Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is
sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And
Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something—something about the virus, something
about her parents’ top-secret scientific work, something she shouldn’t know.
The only one whom Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider
genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy
theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what
really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she
remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in
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