An international thriller of political intrigue, personal betrayal and cutting-edge science, 'The Pinocchio Syndrome' marks the debut of a brilliant new talent.
America is in the grip of a vicious struggle for presidential power. The self-made billionaire Judd Campbell is gaining momentum with his dangerously extreme views. And when the Vice President is struck down by a new "living death" disease that is breaking out across the country - the Pinocchio Syndrome - the administration is close to panic. It seems that only one man can unite the country . . . but what is his secret?
In a heart-stopping race against time, two natural enemies, CIA agent Joe Kraig and journalist Karen Embry, are thrown together in their hunt for the stunning truth behind a plague that threatens to destroy the world.