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In an astounding debut, Spanogle takes us on an
all-too-real race against time
as a young doctor
enters the dark side of scientific research,
desperate to stop a terrifying epidemic before
it is too late
In Baltimore's St. Raphael's Hospital, three newly admitted patients are among society's most helpless citizens: female residents of Baltimore's group homes for the mentally impaired, their bodies racked by a virus the likes of which no one at St. Raphael's has ever seen.
Dr. Nathaniel McCormick is one of the first on the scene. A young investigator from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Nate is paid to explore the bizarre, the exotic, and the bafflingfrom ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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