The Lazarus Strain, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


When a top research institute is broken into and vandalized, the police believe that it is animal rights activists taking things a step too far.

That is until they discover one of the institute's eminent scientists, Tim Devon, brutally murdered.

Dr Steven Dunbar, working for the Sci-Med Inspectorate, an elite government agency, is sent to investigate.

A few of the dead scientists' research animals have also gone missing and top level authorities are strangely obsessed with hunting down and killing the purportedly harmless animals.

Was the attack on Devon and the institute really the work of extremist activists or is something far more sinister going on?Encountering excessive security measures enforced by unknown authorities, Dunbar realises that those who might hold the keys to the mystery are not prepared to help him, and those who have unleashed it will stop at nothing to fulfil their apocalyptic ambitions.Alone in a race against unspeakable tragedy, the ex-Special Forces medic must imagine the unthinkable - and all he knows is that, when the storm breaks, it'll already be too late...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780749079079



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Solved the mystery at about the 30% mark, well before the detective. Believable scenario and realistic action, although not as much as I'd expect from a thriller. Actually, it felt more like a medically inclined police procedural. Three stars is the best I can give it.

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