The Meteorite by Andrew Ross
A meteorite plummets into the earth’s atmosphere and smashes into a Russian mountain. Many more follow, bringing with them not physical death but a fate far worse: a plague that quickly renders its victims into a state of dementia.A unique cast of survivors begin to band together to try and fight the insidious infection before it overwhelms humanity. Dr. Peter Temple, a brilliant researcher at the CDC, desperately attempts to determine why a few people don’t appear to become sick. Dr. Alicia Lovett, a local emergency physician in Savannah, Georgia, tries to save her boyfriend, Will Averill, who found the first meteorite and brought it home, before his illness is beyond the hope of a cure. Sandra Glynn, the sterling campaign manager for Congressman Martin Childress’s presidential campaign; Tom Campbell, a meteorite hunter in Texas; and Zeke Ellison, a globe-trotting engineer specializing in mine safety, all attempt to make sense of a world in which humanity is slipping into a state of quiet hopelessness.Each of these characters, linked together both knowingly and unknowingly from their pasts, begin to espy the ultimate and terrifying purpose of the plague. Can they stop the infection before it takes over humanity?