In 1846, a US whaling vessel, Princess, is struck by a mysterious and deadly tropical illness. In desperation, the captain shores his ship on a hostile island – where, miraculously, his crew are saved by a cure administered by the natives.
The presentday world is facing an eerily similar pandemic, but now of unthinkably global proportions. While governments try to conceal the danger, virologists toil to find a cure using the deadly toxins of a rare jellyfish – the Blue Medusa. Kurt Austin and his team soon find themselves in a desperate life or death struggle with the bad guys, who will stop at nothing to control both virus and antidote – and wield their power with terrifying consequences. The Numa Special Projects team is back – but this time the stakes are higher than ever… (July 2009)
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