Independent Press Award
The Vaccine: A Medical Thriller
Five years into a deadly menglavirus pandemic, Dr. Harrison Boyd has accomplished what no one else has been able—he has developed a vaccine for history’s most lethal virus. But a powerful US senator—Scott Spaulding—is intent on keeping the vaccine from the public for his own nefarious purposes. Harrison must race against time to eradicate the virus before Senator Spaulding eradicates him instead.
Hassan Riaz is a writer and physician whose fiction has appeared in Antioch Review, Slice Magazine, and Fiction on the Web. Ripped from the headlines, The Vaccine is a modern-day medical thriller guaranteed to keep you turning pages all the way until the shocking conclusion.