A container of viruses – mutated and cryogenically frozen – is brought under heavy guard to SPIRE, a remote research station in Antarctica. Within days, people are dying of diseases that haven’t been seen since the middle ages.
Surgeon and virologist, Dr Caroline Burchell, struggles to contain the outbreak as a vicious polar storm lashes the base. The weather prevents any help from getting through to the loneliest outpost on earth.
Soon Caroline discover that the only thing worse than being alone in this desolate place is not being alone.
This compulsive thriller with its compassionate and resourceful heroine will keep you turning pages late into the night. Spire is a sequel to Fiona Snyckers’ suspense novel Now Following You, which was long-listed for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize.