Side Step by Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr.

Rebecca works in a bar in a dangerous part of New York.  She is also pregnant with the Creature’s baby.  The problem is that a wasp has infected Rebecca with a dangerous strand of venomous RNA, which could alter her genes and damage her body.  Because of this, both she and her unborn child’s life are in danger.  Rebecca needs the help of her brother, Lawrence, in order to remove the poison.  The Creature is also nearby, ready to provide his assistance.  Though the book is included in the fantasy genre, the author gives it a bit of a sci-fi twist.  Side Step is an excellent tie-in to some of Ronald’s other stories.  Fans of his other work are sure to enjoy Side Step.