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There's a bug going around is a medical thriller/black comedy where the principal role is taken by HIV, the AIDS virus.
The virus encounters one human character after another, and each move advances the plot: “I had an image of the world gone crazy, everyone linked to everyone else in a sort of HIV carousel, like a Schnitzler play from old Vienna”. Part One is composed of short stories about three lives; (i) Felix, a psychopathic scientist, who murders his principal rival in his quest to discover the cure for AIDS; (ii) Darius, a vain rock star, who is infected with HIV, (and later becomes the guinea pig for Felix); and (iii) Henry, an Aids victim, whose bizarre death triggers the events which bring Felix and Darius together. Part Two is the trial and acquittal of Bismarck, the homophobic President of a drug company, for the murder of Henry, and the ferocious revenge which is exacted upon him by the gay militants. Part Three is the curing and abduction of Darius using the HIV antidote, the unmasking of Felix as a murderer, and a chase across Europe to free Darius. The whole structure of the plot is geared to the final climax. “Everybody was assembling in Venice. The entire cast of characters were gathering for the denouement. It was like the final chapter of a book”.