Release dates for Virals

The first book of my new young adult series, Virals, releases in the UK on Thursday, 12 May 2011. The paperback edition will be released in the US on August 23, 2011.

Adventure has always been in fourteen-year-old Tory Brennan’s blood.  After all, she is the niece of world-famous forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. So when she moves to middle of nowhere Morris Island, South Carolina, to live with a marine biologist dad she’s never known, Tory does the best she can to adjust to her new life.

There she meets a group of local kids who are just as “Sci-Phile” as she is—science geeks who’ve grown up exploring the backwoods marsh-lands of nearby Loggerhead Island. But there’s something strange going on at the Loggerhead Research Institute… maybe even something deadly. After rescuing a stray wolfdog pup from a top-secret lab, Tory and her friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus, changing them—and their DNA—forever.

Now, with newly heightened senses and canine-quick reflexes, they’ll have to solve a cold-case murder that’s suddenly become very hot … that is, if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer’s scent.  Fortunately, they are now more than friends. They are a pack. They are VIRALS.

“If you like the TV show Bones (I do) or Maximum Ride, you’ll love Virals.  Tory Brennan has ‘gifts,’ and she really knows how to use them.” – James Patterson.

“Mystery…fantasy…science…and heart-stopping action–this book is DANGEROUS.  After I read Tory Brennan’s first adventure, I wanted more more MORE.” – R.L. Stine.

Visit: The Los Angeles Times describes Virals as “a thrill ride of a murder mystery that is likely to appeal to her adult fans as much as it will to kids.” Virals has also been chosen as a Best of the Month book selection by