John Holt, the author of The Kammersee Affair and The Marinski Affair has a new release.
Let’s hear what John has to say about it before I drop the bomb. 🙂 There is a prize to win this time …
A year or two ago the world was in the grip of an Epidemic. The so called Swine Flu was slowly spreading into every continent. The media spoke of nothing else for day after day, week after week, month after month. There were details of where the virus had spread; the expected death toll; what the World Health Organisation was doing; and, of course, the progress the pharmaceutical companies were making in the search for an antidote. Then, quite suddenly, it was over. There had been a number of fatalities, but nothing as bad as had been predicted. They say that there is no such thing as bad publicity, only publicity. They also say something about ill winds. Well it seemed to me that the swine flu epidemic was an ill wind that blew something good in the direction of the drug industry. If they could come up with a cure they stood to make billions of dollars. I started to think what if the drug industry was behind all of the hype. Then I thought what if they already had a vaccine in place, but just needed a virus, possibly a mutation of a known virus. In other words, what if they had deliberately started the virus themselves? Hence the plot to my fiction novel “Epidemic” was born.
Tom Kendall, a down to earth private detective, is asked to investigate the death of a young newspaper reporter. The evidence shows quite clearly that it was an accident: a simple, dreadful accident. That is the finding of the coroner and the local police. Furthermore, there were two witnesses. They saw the whole thing. But was it an accident, or was it something more sinister? Against a backdrop of a viral epidemic slowly spreading from Central America, a simple case soon places Kendall up against one of the largest drug companies in the country.
Wow, John! Who wouldn’t want to know how this ends, or how the whole of the story plays out. I really wonder how you come up with these great books. And I see you’ve provided us with the links. Let’s not dilly-dally and go get the book we’ve all been waiting for!
And then for the grand finale … (drum roll) a contest! No entry fees and a hell of a prize. To be precise, a free copy of either The Kammersee Affair, or the Marinski Affair, the choice to be made by the lucky winner.
What do you have to do to win this amazing reward? Simple, come up with the most unlikely thing you’ll hear an investigator say about an epidemic.
The one who you find most fun, or proper wins. So put your brain to work and make us–or rather John, because he’s the one to decide who wins–laugh, cry, cringe and/or shout to become number one. 🙂
Just post your entry to this contest as a comment below and John will announce the winner next monday here on my blog, so be sure to come back then and check who won.