Kristen Parker is one of the youngest and most respected infectious disease specialists in the country, until a mysterious viral epidemic sweeps the nation and claims the lives of her parents. Powerless to stop the virus and unable to determine its source, Kristen feels like
Still grieving the loss of her parents, Kristen decides to quit her job and return to a quiet life in her hometown, where she stumbles across a Polaroid picture of a murder victim slipped into a library book, and becomes obsessed with learning the truth behind the nameless woman's violent death.
An elaborate cover-up has worked for thirty years to keep the murder a secret, and now only Kristin holds the proof that a crime ever took place. Now Kristen must race to uncover the truth behind the photo, while her digging leads to a powerful corporation — a company that is
somehow connected to the virus that killed her parents, a company that will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence she holds and those who know it exists.
Dead parents are the back-story. You'd do better to make her a little more kick ass cause all I want to do right now is kick HER ass. "I should have been able to stop a world wide epidemic" is a little much if you're expecting us to treat this like a serious novel. (you didn't mention it was a parody so I'm assuming it's not).
And elaborate cover-ups by faceless corporations are boring, overdone and stupid.
and you're telling me that a Polaroid photo that's 30 years old is in a library book? Well, I guarantee you it's easier to solve a worldwide epidemic single handedly than find a book on a small town library's shelf that's been there for 30 years. A TITLE may be in stock for 30 years but the actual book? Not hardly. If it stays in regular circulation it gets replaced within a couple years. If it DOESN’T get circulated, the book gets withdrawn.
You can write the best hook in the world but getting basic facts wrong will stop you dead in your tracks.