B.B. Jordan. Principal Investigation: A Scientific Mystery (1997) 305 pp. [pbo]
Publishers description: Dr. Celeste Braun was all too familiar with the deadly Eke virus—years ago, her mentor had developed an effective treatment. Now, as Principal Investigator in the virology labs of Bay Area University [Stanford University?], Celeste encounters the possibility of a frightening new outbreak…This time, science is in the wrong hands—and the world is about to witness an epidemic of human corruption as fatal as any microbe. One man claims to have the cure to a mutant strain. And for the sake of money and power he’s holding the whole world hostage. Theres one more problem Celeste has to face…What if the cure doesnt work?
Setting: San Francisco (DeYoung Museum, Pacific Heights), San Francisco Peninsula