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    By: Greg Bear

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    The Next Great War Will Start Inside Us

    A mass grave in Russia that conceals the mummified remains of two women, both with child, and the conspiracy to keep it secret . . . a major discovery high in the Alps: the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family, the newborn infant possessing disturbing characteristics . . . a mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women, resulting in miscarriage. Three disparate facts that will converge into one science-shattering truth.

    Molecular biologist Kaye Lang, a specialist in retroviruses, believes that ancient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans can again come to life. But her theory soon becomes chilling reality. For Christopher Dicken - a virus hunter at the Epidemic Intelligence Services - has pursued an elusive flu-like disease that strikes down expectant mothers and their offspring. The shocking link: something that has slept in our genes of millions of years is waking up.

    Now, as the outbreak of this terrifying disease threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang, along with anthropologist Mitch Rafelson, must race against time to assemble the pieces of a puzzle only they are equipped to solve. An evolutionary puzzle that will determine the future of the human race . . . if a future exists at all.

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