Shelfari edited the description of The Lazarus Strain Tuesday, August 4, 2009.
When the Crick Research Institute is broken into, the police believe that it was Animal Rights activists taking things a step too far. But one of the Institute's top scientists, Tim Devon, is found brutally murdered and six research monkeys have been let loose. No one seems to know exactly what the monkeys were being used for, and government officials arrive a little too promptly to prevent any of Prof. Devon's colleagues from finding out exactly what he was researching. Why is the army deployed to shoot the monkeys? And why, if there really is nothing to worry about, is one still being on the loose such a problem? Dr. Steven Dunbar, working for the Sci-Med Inspectorate, an elite government agency charged with investigating high-tech crime relating to the world of science and medicine, is sent to investigate. With an increased security alert issued by the government, Steven's suspicions are roused by what he finds at the Institute. Was the attack on Devon really the work of extremist activists or is something far more sinister going on?