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Virals by Kathy Reichs
Transcript of Virals by Kathy Reichs
The protagonists are the Virals(Tory, Hiram, Ben, Shelton). They are trying to solve a murder and its connection to illegal experiments on wolfdogs. The antagonists are the Claybourne family who had someone killed in order to sell a part of their property.
Tory and her friends catch a virus that turns them into wolfdogs and they uncover a cold case murder while they are at it. The break into the suspected murder's house to look for evidence but they are caught and a shootout ensues. The Virals prevail and the Claybournes are arrested.
Tory Brennan- The book is told from her point of view and she is the real main character.
Hiram Stolowitski- He is part of Tory's pack and helps her save Cooper and solve the murder.
Shelton Devers- He is another member of the pack and helped break them into the labrotory
Ben Blue- The fourth member of the pack and the strongest.
The conflict is the Virals vs the Claybournes and Dr. Karsten. This conflict is external and is man vs. man. Another conflict was the Virals vs. themselves when they had to learn how to control and master their abilities. That conflict was internal and man vs. himself.
Tory Brennan and her friends found a strange dog tag which led them to a laboratory. While trying to decode the tag at the library they found a dog being experimented on. After rescuing the dog they were exposed to a virus that turned them into human wolfdogs. This heightened their senses and abilities. The decoding of the dog tag led them to an unsolved murder.
Problem and Solution
40 years ago Katherine Heaton was murdered trying to save endangered eagles on a private island. Hollis Claybourne, the owner of the island, had her murdered so he could sell the island. Tory and her friends came upon this case and try to get Hollis Claybourne and his son Chance to confess and own up to the murder.
Virals is set in modern day South Carolina. The kids live on Morris Island off the coast of Charleston. This is where the majority of the story takes place. The laboratory and wolfdogs are on Morris Island. Claybourne Manor and the rest of the story take place in Downtown Charleston.