THE PLAGUE TALES

THE PLAGUE TALES

By: Benson, Ann

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"Part historical novel, part futuristic adventure . . . chock full of curious lore and considerable suspense."--Entertainment Weekly

It is history's most feared disease. It turned neighbor against neighbor, the civilized into the savage, and the living into the dead. Now, in a spellbinding novel of adventure and science, romance and terror, two eras are joined by a single trace of microscopic bacterium--the invisible seeds of a new bubonic plague.

In the year 1348, a disgraced Spanish physician crosses a landscape of horrors to Avignon, France. There, he will be sent on an impossible mission to England, to save the royal family from the Black Death. . . .

Nearly seven hundred years later, a woman scientist digs up a clod of earth in London. In a world where medicine is tightly controlled, she will unearth a terror lying dormant for centuries.

From the primitive cures of the Middle Ages to the biological police state of our near future, The Plague Tales is a thrilling race against time and mass destruction. For in 2005, humankind's last hope for survival can come only from one place: out of a dark and tortured past.

Praise for The Plague Tales

"Benson reveals a formidable talent as she blends historical fiction with a near-future bio-thriller."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Harrowing . . . Will give readers both nightmares and thrills . . . A carefully woven page-turner from which . . . Robin Cook and Michael Crichton could learn."--Library Journal

"A hard-to-put-down thriller steeped in historical fiction and bio-tech sci-fi."--Middlesex News (Mass.)

Title: THE PLAGUE TALES

Author Name: Benson, Ann

Categories: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fiction - Historical,

Publisher: Dell: 1998

ISBN Number: 0440225108

ISBN Number 13: 9780440225102

Binding: Mass Market Paperbound

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 147582

Keywords: Dual Time Fiction Bubonic Plague,