In an Oxford hospital, intern Rajiv Mahendra encounters a patient with rare symptoms that are disturbingly familiar. In India, the disease is known as bubonic plague. The last time it occurred on a large scale in Europe, it was known as the Black Death, killing nearly a third of the population. Driven by morbid curiosity, history student Daniel Warren slips into the hospital to see the patient, where he is discovered by a reporter from a local newspaper. In a misguided attempt to keep her quiet, Warren reveals that the patient had been working on a building site that was once an old plague pit. Could this long-dormant scourge have been reawakened? It seems impossible, but is it?
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Peter Millar is a former Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times. He is the author of Tomorrow Belongs to Me, an account of life in East Berlin before and after the Berlin Wall came down, and the novel Stealing Thunder.Review:
'The mise en scene for is the city of Oxford itself; its byways lovingly described here just as they are in Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse books. There is only one suitable word for Bleak Midwinter - infectious. Pass it on' Daily Mail 'A touch of Dexter ... and the intrigue of Le Carre' Daily Mail 'Peter Millar's research is faultless ... first-rate' Independent 'A fast-moving informative thriller which keeps you turning the pages' Oxford Times
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Book Description Bloomsbury UK, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0747548358