ZAPOCALYPSE: Pathogen (Book 1) by Carol Lynski
Excerpt from “Chapter 2 – April 12; Z Day 3”:
Dr. Emma O’Conner led the morning rounds. No one needed to ask
her heritage—the auburn hair, green eyes, and name said it all. In the
few remaining months of her family medicine residency, she was expected
to be a team leader and act as the attending’s right hand. Emma excelled,
earning the respect of the other doctors at San Antonio General. Her third
patient on rounds had the same odd symptoms as the first. Both Mr. Velez
and Mr. Ortiz had arrived on a plane from Mexico two nights ago, after
which each developed fevers of over 110 degrees. Mr. Ortiz had the
expected outcome and lay in a coma on a ventilator, waiting for family
members to arrive and say their good-byes before life support was stopped.
The team put on masks and gloves as they approached Mr. Velez.