An Interview with Novelist Greg Bear
Greg Bear discusses his political thriller Quantico
A Video Interview with Novelist Greg Bear
About the Book
It’s the second decade of the twenty-first century, and terrorism has escalated almost beyond control. New weapons are being spawned in remote basement labs, and no one feels safe.
In North America, the FBI uses cutting-edge technology to thwart domestic terrorists. The War on Terror has reached a deadly stalemate.
The FBI has been dispatched to deal with a new menace. Like the Anthrax threat of 2001, a plague targeted to ethnic groups has the potential to wipe out entire populations. But the FBI itself is under political assault. There’s a good chance that agents William Griffin, Fouad Al-Husam, and Jane Rowland will be part of the last class at Quantico. As the young agents hunt a brilliant homegrown terrorist, they join forces with veteran bio-terror expert Rebecca Rose. But the plot they uncover—and the man they chase—prove far more complex than anyone expects.
Quantico is a selection of: Book-of-the-Month Club, Military Book Club, Mystery Guild, American Compass Book Club, and Quality Paperback Book Club.
“Far from the typical FBI procedural, sci-fi author Bear's latest is a dark look at the near future. Quantico confidently delivers a mix of forensic handiwork, bureaucratic insight, and futuristic speculation.”