"When a mysterious and potentially fatal illness strikes a luxury Caribbean cruise, every passenger is at risk--including Dr. David Ballineau, his young daughter, and his girlfriend, nurse Carolyn Ross. With a shortage of medical help and supplies, David and Carolyn struggle to treat and contain a deadly, highly contagious form of bird flu. Under quarantine, they are forbidden from docking--provoking panicked and desperate passengers to launch a mutiny and steer the ship toward land. If David can't find a way to neutralize the virus or take control of the ship, a worldwide pandemic could erupt."-- Page  of cover.