Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hotñif they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent. Fortunately, they are now more than friends: They are a pack. They are Virals.
Tory Brennan, teenage niece of renowned forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, stars in her own intense sci-fi mystery, where murder, a strange virus, and adventure create a fast-paced young adult novel. Moving in with her estranged father in coastal South Carolina, Tory is lucky to fall in with a crowd of kids as interested in science as she is. During one of their explorations of the islands, the kids discover a lab with an abandoned, puppy that changes the courses of their young lives. Soon, they are infected with an experimental virus that gives them superhuman strength, being pursued by assassins, and trying to untangle a murder. And on top of it all, Tory must cope with southern debutantes! Kathy Reichs is the author of the bestselling adult Temperance Brennan novels.
- Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Action + Adventure / Survival Stories, Health + Daily Living / Diseases, General
- August 23, 2011
- August 23, 2011
- Kathy Reichs