Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel spends his days (and sometimes nights) working as an Emergency Room Physician in a major teaching hospital. In his ‘off’ time, he writes and manages a dual career. He is the author of ten books, which have been translated into eleven languages to date, and his Shanghai trilogy has been optioned for feature films.
Daniel has had two novels come out this year. The Last High was released in February 2021, and Lost Immunity came out in May 2021.
Daniel received his B.Sc. in mathematics and his MD from the University of British Columbia, where he is now an clinical associate professor and the department head of a major urban ER. He is the proud father of two girls and a poorly behaved but lovable mutt, Milo.
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From the publisher of Lost Immunity
An ordinary day
The city of Seattle is stunned when a deadly bacteria tears through a nearby Bible camp. Early tests reveal the illness is a form of meningitis, and the camp’s residents are among its most vulnerable victims: children and teenagers.
A new vaccine
Facing a rapidly rising death rate, Seattle’s chief public health officer, Lisa Dyer, and her team quickly take all steps necessary to contain the devastating outbreak. And when further testing reveals that the strain of the bacteria is one that caused catastrophic losses in Iceland six months before, Lisa decides to take a drastic step: she contacts Nathan Hull, vice president of a pharmaceutical company that is doing final-phase trials on a viable vaccine, and asks him to release it early for use on the city’s population.
An epidemic in the making
Lisa gets the go-ahead on her controversial plan, despite the protests of dubious government officials, anti-vaxxers, and even those on her own team. Vaccine clinics roll out across the city, and the risky strategy appears to be working, leaving Lisa, Nathan, and thousands of others breathing a sigh of relief. Until people start dying from mysterious and horrific causes—and the vaccine itself is implicated.
But what if science isn’t to blame?
“Always there to hold up a mirror to society—his last book, The Last High, took on the opioid crisis—Kalla’s new Lost Immunity book sits smack dab in the middle of what the world has been going through for the last year.”
“Kalla . . . has a knack for writing eerily prescient thrillers.”
“A riveting thriller, The Last High features the most evil and insidious of villains: opioids. This important, must-read book is not only well-researched and entirely realistic, it gives a human face to a devastating epidemic.”
Robyn Harding, author