Seashells by William Connell (Emerge #17)
September 1918. The prisoners at the United States Navy Training Station in Boston have been given an offer to participate in a potentially deadly experiment. They will be exposed to possible causes of the viral infection known as the “Spanish Flu” that has grown into a deadly worldwide pandemic. Those who survive will be granted full pardons. Nurse Lillian Rose and prisoner William James have chosen to become involved with this study and with each other. Yet as the experiments continue, none of the participants become sick, while the virus kills millions across the globe. Is there a flaw in the testing methodology? Or is something more sinister shielding the test subjects? Lillian Rose and William James are about to find out.