"An excellent read"
In Gaithersburg, Maryland, lab technician Su Thom knows
his company, SeaGenesis Pharmaceutical is nearing a cure
for malaria. Though rarely seen in the United States, this
deadly disease haunts the third world so that more people
die from it than AIDS and that includes members of Su
Thom's family. The firm abruptly halts the tests on the
potential cure which has been dubbed "Popeye" because it
spinach though extracted from sea sponges. Angered and
very frustrated Su Thom decides to bring home the nightmare
of malaria by cultivating the disease and releasing it in
SeaGenesis scientist Zee Aspen and security expert
Connor Gale wonder why so many accidents are associated
with the "Popeye" project. They join forces and quickly
realize the CIA is involved with the pharmaceutical
company, but do not know why. As this duo steps closer to
the truth, Su Thom proceeds towards unleashing a pandemic
horror on America unless the two intrepid "investigators"
learn enough about his plot to stop him.
With the West Nile Virus making headlines and though
preferring to ignore the terrorizing theme, readers will
accept as authentic the basic premise of THE MOSQUITO WAR.
The realistic story line is fast-paced and enticing in a
voyeuristic manner as the audience will enjoy accompanying
Zee under the sea, but preferring to keep a malaria
epidemic at a distance. The look at the impact of the
disease on innocent victims actually slows down the tale
even as it adds depth to the horror that V.A. MacAlister
describes. This is a strong biological thriller that will
open many eyes that would prefer to remain shut.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 29, 2001