And while you’re looking for your next great read, please don’t overlook our Literary Fiction Book of the Month:
by Norene Moskalski
AN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL ECO-THRILLER SET IN FRANCE, BELGIUM, SPAIN, ITALY, MONACO, AND THE UNITED STATES…
A college student collecting water samples is missing…
Another collapses on a sea foam covered beach…
Young adults start dying at coastal resorts…
And no one knows why…
THE RACE TO SAVE A GENERATION BEGINS NOW!
DRS. KATE AND JAKE CONNORS are research professors at the Atlantic University Institute which is dedicated to peacefully resolving international conflicts caused by climate change.
They also serve as covert agents for a privately-funded, secretive subdivision of the Institute known simply as the Agency.
The Agency assigns its operatives to investigate and eliminate natural and human threats to the environment. As cover for their missions, the agents pose as visiting professors and graduate students at universities near crisis areas…sometimes walking the thin line between activists and extremists.
While vacationing at Venice’s Lido Beach, Kate and Jake witness one of the first cases of a normally passive waterborne bacterium attacking a person. Along the shores of the Mid-Atlantic States and Coastal Europe, one in ten people begin dying from exposure to the bacteria, and all of them are young adults in their twenties and thirties.
When the CDC and WHO extrapolate for the bacteria entering the world’s aquifers, they predict the death of an entire generation.
Racing against time and across continents, Kate and Jake must find the cure for Bacillus nocturne, track down the rogue scientist who genetically modified the bacterium, and solve the mystery surrounding its specifically targeted victims…before it contaminates the world’s water supply.
My inspiration for writing Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam derived from a former career. Before I taught at Penn State and Temple University, I taught high school literature and writing courses. Like many English teachers, one of my goals was to write a novel. I envisioned a contemporary plot that would appeal to all ages of adults, from high school and college students through retirees, universal and interdisciplinary in nature, and able to be taught cross-curriculum, as comfortably by a science teacher for its scientific issues as by an English teacher for its literary elements. The result? Fact-based fiction, as entertaining as it is informative.
Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam is a fact-based, international suspense thriller about recombinant DNA, genetic tampering, and eco-terrorism that results in a normally passive waterborne bacteria becoming virulent and infecting young adults in their 20’s and 30’s.
Nocturne is a story about justice and our personal struggle to recognize injustice and correct it; it is a story about balance–balance in everything–our work, our families, our lives, and nature.
If you envision using this book for a classroom activity, a summer reading program, a seminar, a book club, or a non-profit fundraiser, I would be pleased to attend as your guest speaker and offer educational book discounts for your students or for other groups larger than 20.
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