I remember many years ago reading a YA novel about an epidemic or pandemic and the search for a cure. I don't remember much about the plot but I remember the setting extremely well-it was set in a British new town, I think it might have been Milton Keynes. My guess is it was published some time between 1990 and 2005, probably around 2000. Can anyone help find it?
This is Plague (2001) by Malcolm Rose.
‘Who could think of any place more safe and dull than Milton Keynes? But as teenagers, Rev, Lucy and Scott while away the summer, an invisible enemy is heading their way. Soon the town is in the grip of a deadly virus that causes its victims to haemorrhage to death. This is not the most literary of novels, but it is a compulsive page turner that would grip even the most reluctant reader. It even succeeds in making viral science seem sexy, which is no mean feat.’