Written as Allan Frewin Jones
Published in 1998
by Macmillan Children’s Press
Tom is sick with fear. Literally.
The hospital has done all the tests, but they don’t know what’s wrong. Of course, being accidentally buried under a putrid avalanche of stinking human remains was blatantly not good for him. But the doctors will soon sort him out, right?
Wrong. Badly wrong. Tom’s brother Jack knows that their excavations have put him in terrible danger. The evil of the old days is all around them. The rats are running - and even modern medicine cannot save Tom from the bubonic plague…