Sometime: The Plague World

by Meredith Mason Brown



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/1/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781480821620
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781480821637

About the Book

Dan Floyd, a retired and widowed lawyer, is doing his best to fill his time—attending church, keeping in touch with his two adult sons, and reading up on epidemics.

When he comes down with what seems like garden-variety flu, he amuses himself by studying plagues, both modern-day varieties and the biblical kind. Dan and his sons, one of whom is a doctor, share information and speculate about epidemics. Meanwhile, in the community around him, he begins to hear of people dying from complications brought on by the flu—many of whom attend his church. Dan soon finds himself investigating members of the Starkherz family, three generations of doctors; it seems the Starkherzes were working with the H1N1 influenza virus—the source of the flu epidemic of 1918–1919—in an attempt to neutralize it. Could their work serve as the source for a twenty-first-century flu pandemic?

In this novel, a retired lawyer works with his sons to discover the source of a deadly influenza epidemic that threatens their lives and the lives of everyone around them.

About the Author

Meredith Mason Brown, a graduate of Groton, Harvard, and Harvard Law School, was a lawyer at Debevoise and Plimpton, primarily in New York City, for nearly forty years before he retired in 2004. He is the author and coauthor of several nonfiction books and numerous articles on American history. He currently lives in Stonington, Connecticut.