Saving Hope by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Sherwood-Fabre creates a cliffhanging thriller not only with literary skill and authenticity regarding life, crime, and medicine in Russia (Sherwood-Fabre lived there as an adult), but also with great emotion and story telling ability. Deception, underworld crime, the FSB (formerly the KGB), a mother's love, and a ticking clock to save the world from a deadly virus makes for a great page-turner.