I'm trying to find a book for my dad, he claims it has been 'cancelled' by the internet and that's why he can't Google it (sigh).
So he thinks it was a sci fi novel called SPD, Selective Pigmentation Disease by C P Snow? Doesn't bode well, does it?
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Could he be referring to William Haggard's The Doubtful Disciple?
'Germs aren't nationality-conscious, germs don't ask to see people's passports,' Laver said.
'They haven't so far,' Dominy said.
But now ... now that the scientists had discovered SPD - Selective Pigmentation Disease - they could see the unthinkable consequences if such a hellbrew were poured out into the world.