Fire by Alan Rodgers
Description from Goodreads:
Two countries on the brink of nuclear war. The President is bent on
avenging the greatest loss a man can endure: the First Lady. A
dangerous religious organization vying to control the fate of the
earth. A mysterious virus leading to the resurrection of the dead all
over the planet. A bestial nightmare of a creature straight out of
Revelation. These are the elements at play in FIRE, an epic novel of
the world in what might be its final days.
This fast-paced novel written from the point of view of ordinary
people confronting the end of the world is a genuine page-turner. From
janitor Ron Hawkins, who's just trying to make it through his college
graduation to Luke Munsen, a scientist who wanted to find out dinosaur
biology, to an intrepid tabloid reporter, a mad scientist and the
President himself, the world has turned upside-down. Our greatest
fears are a reality. Even our food is coming back to life ... and
Review on amazon mentions the finding of cure for death:
A sprawling, apocalyptic novel about three groups of people converging
to help save the world from a madman. Nuclear explosions, worldwide
panic, and a scientist whose found a cure for...DEATH?
"I ain't too sure. When it started out it weren't nothing but a pork
monkey was licking his fingers.
pig was a great sprawling mass of stringy flesh that sprawled out and all over the table; so large, now, that the mass of it could have
filled a basin.
"Really? That weren't nothing but a pork chop?"
"Nuh-uh. Not one bit more when it started out. Give it another day or
so and the damned thing'll be a fulll-grown pig."
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