The first graphic novel from Britain’s “Queen of Crime” (Scotsman) and gorgeously illustrated by up-and-comer Kathryn Briggs, Resistance is a chilling but incredibly moving and inspiring story of individuals pressed to rise above their station, first to nail down the truth of a looming pandemic, and later to try to fight it.
Journalist Zoe Meadows has taken a break from hard-hitting investigative reporting to spend more time with her family, which is how she finds herself doing celebrity Q&As at an outdoor music festival near the Scottish border. She and her friends, who run a food truck, head north, along with 150,000 festival-goers for a weekend of music and camping.
Then, some of the food truck’s customers begin to fall ill, and many point to food poisoning. But when the festival ends and the attendees scatter across England, more people begin to get sick and die. What’s worse, it is spreading fast and baffles doctors, resisting all efforts to contain or cure it. With time running out, Zoe is compelled to fight for the truth, even as she loses that which she holds most dear.
Praise for Resistance:
“A brilliant and timely story, told with McDermid’s verve, style, and passion. I couldn’t stop turning the pages, even when I could barely take the tension. Wonderful.”—Denise Mina, author of The Less Dead and the graphic adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium novels
Praise for Val McDermid
“Fascinating . . . Val McDermid is one of the most skilled of crime writers and she has gone a step beyond killing by writing with crisp authority on the facts that lie behind gruesome events.”—Washington Times on Forensics
“McDermid continues to dazzle us with the range and depth of her creative imagination.”—New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky