(From the publisher):
Hiking in Arizona, biochemist Emma Calderidge inadvertenly interrupts the operations of dangerous traffickers in human cargo-and is chased south into the arms of millionaire drug merchants. Suddenly a prisoner of Mexico's most feared cartel, Emma makes a shocking discovery in the marijuana fields outside Ciudad Juarez; plants rotting with a flesh-eating toxin that causes a truly horrible death within nine days of exposure. And there is no antidote.
The cartel believes tht U.S. agents comtaminated the plants, and, determined to make their enemy pay, they are prepared to spread their lethal product across America. Emma Caldridge searches desperately for a cure, but time is running out more quickly than she anticipated. For Emma herself has been infected-and barring a miracle, she will die before the terrible dawning of The Ninth Day.
Original title: The Ninth Day
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense