By Amy Rogers
Published: July 19, 2011 by
UCLA graduate student Christina Gonzalez wanted to use biotechnology to free America from its dependence on Middle Eastern oil. Instead, an act of eco-terrorism unleashes her genetically-modified bacteria into the fuel supply of Los Angeles, making petroleum useless.
With the city paralyzed and slipping toward anarchy, Christina must find a way to rein in the microscopic monster she created.