Action, mystery, crime and science … a great combo!

TITLE = VIRALS

AUTHOR = KATHY REICHS

GENRE = CRIME, MYSTERY, ADVENTURE

INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 8 AND UP

Tory Brennan is related to the famous forensic anthropologist and crime author, Tempe Brennan. In fact, she seems like a younger version of Tempe:  highly intelligent, outspoken and driven to solve mysteries, especially when they involve dead bodies. And like her aunt, she is a risk taker – willing to stand up to authorities and put her own life on the line.

So when Tory and her friends find an old dog tag in the forest, they are not afraid to break into the nearby labs where their parents work, to do a bit of research. And when this research leads to the discovery of a sick dog and a dead body, the teens are up for the challenge. Even if this means more breaking and entering, a bit of dognapping and some clever computer hacking. Even if they are occasionally shot at and chased by the police!

However, they don’t expect that a dog virus might cause unexpected changes in their bodies. And Tory doesn’t expect to have to fight for her own life.

Action packed from the very first page and with a strong and credible cast of characters – a must read for lovers of crime and adventure.

Highly Recommended (dma) *****

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