Petroplague by Amy Rogers
What if bacteria turned all the gasoline in Los Angeles turned into vinegar?
Carmageddon doesn’t begin to describe it.
UCLA graduate student Christina Gonzalez wanted to use biotechnology to free America from its dependence on Middle Eastern oil. Instead, an act of eco-terrorism unleashes her genetically modified bacteria into the fuel supply of Los Angeles, turning gasoline into vinegar.
With the city paralyzed and slipping toward anarchy, Christina must find a way to rein in the microscopic monster she created. But not everyone wants to cure the petroplague—and some will do whatever it takes to spread it.
From the La Brea Tar Pits to university laboratories to the wilds of the Angeles National Forest, Christina and her cousin River struggle against enemies seen and unseen to stop the infection before it’s too late.
About the Author
Author, REVERSION and PETROPLAGUE
Amy Rogers, MD, PhD, is a Harvard-educated scientist, educator, author, and critic who switched from teaching university biology classes to writing and reviewing science-themed thrillers. Her novels Petroplague (2011) and Reversion (2014) use real science and medicine to create plausible, frightening scenarios in the style of Michael Crichton. She lives in northern California where in addition to writing fiction she maintains the ScienceThrillers website and writes a “Science in the Neighborhood” column for Inside Publications.
Author’s website: AmyRogers.com
Publication date: July 5, 2012
Hardcover | ISBN 978-1467038263 | 336 pages
Trade paperback | ISBN 978-1-940419-00-8 | 336 pages
Ebook (Published by Diversion Books) | ISBN 146703827X
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