White Plague

I just finished White Plague by Frank Herbert. Yep. That Frank Herbert. It is about a man who engineers a plague that will only kill women after his family is killed by the IRA. What struck me about the book, as with all his books, was how accessible it was in 2007, having been published in 1982 and taking place on Earth (as opposed to Arrakis, where he could make up anything he wanted). In White Plague, he made it believable 25 years later. He also had quite a grasp of DNA, virology and bacteriology, especially for 1982. Very good read.