Coming in 2020:
“In Uncontacted Frontier, Carrie Bloomfield receives an email after a span of nearly thirty years from François Boucher, M.D., formerly of Doctors Without Borders. An acquaintance and former love interest of Carrie’s, Boucher now works in the for-profit sector and is responsible for new drug discovery with a large multinational conglomerate, Aprone-Fischer Corporation. Boucher wants to organize an expedition to the Amazon basin in Brazil to harvest biota and needs Carrie’s experience in translational medicine. More importantly, he desires the credibility of her non-profit foundation to secure approval from the Brazilian government to enter the Uncontacted Frontier, home to hundreds of indigenous, uncontacted tribes.
“Bloomfield soon discovers Boucher’s proposed expedition isn’t what he represents it to be—in reality, it’s a front to allow Aprone-Fischer access to the land in order to explore for large deposits of palladium, a rare metal that’s more valuable than gold. The corporation intends to rid the land of the indigenous peoples by placing items in the rainforest contaminated with a strain of the measles for them to discover. Carrie Bloomfield must help the tribe survive this plague for which they have no immunity, and expose the truth about the company’s scheme.”