Dr. Ally Johnson is searching for three one-hundred year old frozen corpses on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. She's hoping they'll still contain traces of a flu virus that killed 40 million people world wide at the beginning of the twentieth century. A virus that may be the key to developing a cure for a far deadlier modern-day version of itself. When
microbiologist, Dr. Marc DeCuir, stumbles across her bodies, Ally hurries to recover the corpses before their precious DNA is lost.
Dr. DeCuir's research team is studying the unique bacteria that grow in Ellesmere Island's glacier-covered cold sulphur springs. Marc accidentally exposes Ally and himself to a large amount of the bacteria. But, when everyone else falls ill with the flu, Marc and Ally realize the bacteria they've found may be the only cure any of them have.
As the modern flu begins its deadly march across the globe, Marc and Ally race to overcome the pharmaceutical company agent who doesn't want them to succeed in bringing a cheap and easily reproduced cure for the flu to the world.
This is set up, not a hook.
It's also yesterday's news to make pharmcutical companies the bad guys--it's been done to death so to speak.
You're going to have to come up with a fresh perspective on brave doctors battling a virus to hook me on this one.