For one hundred and fifty-five days, Will Foster has been locked in medical quarantine without his consent. The doctors claim he is infected with a deadly virus, but this is a lie. Encoded in his DNA is a mutation that provides immunity from disease for all who possess it, source code that Vyrogen Pharmaceuticals aims to commercialize as a multi-billion dollar gene therapy.Against all odds, Foster escapes his laboratory prison and steals a virulent strain of bubonic plague as insurance. To help him unravel the mystery inside him, Foster contacts the only person he can trust–a former lover and microbiologist living Vienna– and the two become fugitives, hunted across the heart of Europe.Under the guise of averting a plague pandemic, Vryogen hires an elite, underground Think Tank to track down Foster. But when the team sets a trap for Foster, they discover they’re not the only ones in the hunt. In a race against two deadly assassins, can the brilliant minds of the Think Tank unravel the truth before time runs out for their quarry?In a novel where conscience clashes with greed, loyalty with suspicion, and paranoia with reality, THE CALYPSO DIRECTIVE deftly explores the issues of genetic exploitation and piracy. Captivating, controversial, and courageous, Andrews debut is sure to thrill and leave you wondering what secrets are locked in your DNA.
“The Calypso Directive is a fast paced and hard to put down thriller, a solidly recommended pick for those seeking a novel of high science and the greed that seeks to exploit it.” (Midwest Book Review)
“A biological thriller that mixes a series of “what-if” scenarios as it moves from New York to Europe in the blink of an eye.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A Brilliant Thriller… The Calypso Directive drives home the point that it is not what you write about that matters, but how you write it. Even if you’re not into thrillers, keep him on your radar.” (Cornell Daily Sun)
“The Calypso Directive was so good on so many levels that I’m certainly looking forward to another outing with these characters.” (Charles De Lint – Fantasy & Science Fiction)
“Fast-paced and thought-provoking, The Calypso Directive is a dark tale of hubris, and the irrelevance of the individual in a culture driven by science-for-profit and science-for national security. Very believable, conceivable, scary, and real. A rocket-sled ride of a debut by Brian Andrews.” (Joseph Heywood )
“A smart, hard-driving thriller. Andrews fires on all cylinders in THE CALYPSO DIRECTIVE.” (New York Times Bestselling Author, Grant Blackwood
Midwest born and raised, Brian is a US Navy Veteran who served as a Lieutenant aboard a 688 class nuclear submarine in the Pacific Theater.
He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in psychology. He is a Park Leadership Fellow and has a Masters degree from Cornell University’s Johnson School. Brian lives in “Tornado Alley” with his wife and daughters.
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