Author(s): Denis Wright
High School students on a science field trip to Auckland are captured by white supremacist group NAB, whose target is American biologist Professor Meinhoff. He's made a startling and dangerous breakthrough in molecular biology - a virus that could destroy entire ethnic groups if it falls into the wrong hands.
The kidnappers want it. Joe Baxter, his mates and teacher, Bernie, get in the way. Time is running out as they try to escape the kidnappers, save the professor, and ensure that the shocking plan doesn't succeed.
A story that touches on contemporary concerns in both society and science, Nanotech is an exciting and provocative young adult novel.