Mount Dragon - The most dangerous place on earthPrinter Friendly View
First published: 1996
Publisher: Tor Books

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Before SARS and the Ebola scare, before the hand-wringing over vast stockpiles of biological weapons, MOUNT DRAGON posed the question: what about genetic engineering gone wrong?

If rogue viruses can cause devastation and widespread panic, what about viruses engineered--deliberately or accidentally--to be much worse than anything in nature? Imagine: something as deadly as cancer, but as contagious as the flu. MOUNT DRAGON imagines this--and more.

Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed...



2014 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child