Looking for the name of a book I read about .. oh, must've been 25-30 years ago or so. Would be fun to find the name, and re-read it to see if I still think it is good (I liked it a lot back when). What I remember of the plot is basically:
The main protagonists are a scientist and his wife, having a bit of turbulence in their marriage, mostly due to them both (or if it was only one of them) focusing most of their time on their scientific work. The lab they work in is receiving samples of lunar dust, and one of the lab techs is fired (or maybe just chewed out for being sloppy and lazy) and he crushes one of the sample tubes (by accident, or as some sort of vengeance I do not recall).
In the sample is some silicon based life form that infects the lab tech, a life form that eats certain minerals present in the human skeleton, so they basically eat the bones of the infected.
Great calamity breaks out, the scientists races to find a solution before everything is too late.
The protagonist finds a solution (think using sound, but I am not sure. Vague memory that they tried to burn it first, but that it did not have an effect, or even boosted the organism), eventually but is horribly injured in the process losing an arm, and his memory.
Sounds a bit cheesy, but I would love to find out the name if anyone knows.