Single Spark by N. Z. Komninos

The outbreak takes place in September 2022. The rapid spread and the number of casualties points to a deadly virus with a long incubation period and a very fast transmission. It immediately draws the attention of the World Health Organization which, following the coronavirus disaster, must at all costs avoid another pandemic.
Three years earlier, 33-year-old Cecilia Stein has just sold her business for billions. She now has the time and the money to pursue her true ambition. She joins forces with Cambridge Professor, Dr. Richard Bale and together they assemble a team of up-and-coming scientists who put into motion a bold, covert plan to save humanity from environmental catastrophe.

But will they cross the moral lines that define the very essence of human existence? More importantly, should they?

The Spark is set in New York, Philadelphia, London, Athens and Tel Aviv in the present day and deals with the moral conflicts that we, as a species, will inevitably face in the new decade.