Stinger by Nancy Kress

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FBI Agent Robert Cavanaugh has been transferred from the organized crime unit to the slow-paced office in Maryland. When a nurse at a hospital notices an increase in fatal strokes among healthy black adults, the trail leads to a new strain of malaria that is fatal to those with the sickle-cell trait. There's no hard evidence of human intervention, but Cavanaugh must convince the FBI to look for the answers before it becomes an epidemic or even race war.

About Nancy Kress

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DAVID BRIN has written or contributed to a dozen works of fiction and science fiction, has a Ph.D in astrophysics, and has been a professor and a NASA consultant.NANCY KRESS is the author of fourteen books of fantasy and science fiction, including both novels and short-story collections.
Published October 1, 1998 by Forge. 303 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Still, Cavanaugh and Melanie ascertain that someone deliberately bred malaria reading as a biological warfare agent—they suspect the secret CIA lab at Fort Detrick, not the too-obvious suspect the FBI publicly arrest—and that their bosses are cynically covering up the whole affair.

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Nancy Kress was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1948.

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How can a disease virtually unknown in the United States suddenly start killing people, especially black people?

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