We are excited to welcome local author Frederick Ross to our store as he releases his new book "A Deadly Thaw." Inspired by his interest in infectious disease, local history, and his work as a physician, Ross creates an atmosphere of chilling panic as the world is suddenly overtaken by the return of smallpox. The novel offers a unique and often too-close-to-home take on infectious diseases and epidemic that wouldn’t be out of place among today’s headlines of global climate change. Ross showcases both his rampant, unforgiving imagination, and sobering knowledge of history and disease in a tale that will leave readers cautious at best and paranoid at worst.