Petroplague by Amy Rogers
Price: $4.99 USD. 89620 words.
Published by Diversion Books on July 19, 2011. Fiction.
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.