This month’s roundup of newly released, or new to me, thrillers in the science or medical genre. These books are among the many I simply don’t have time to read and review, but genre fans might enjoy.
If you are an author or publicist and would like your book listed, contact me with title, author, release date, weblinks, and summary. Only books with scientific or medical themes or characters will be included.
SciThri New (or new to me) Releases:
Keep Up If You Can (Part One) by James Smith (March 2012). Indie technothriller.
Written by ex-defence computer analyst, James Smith, Keep Up If You Can is a dynamic short story series: a witty espionage thriller centred on a group of scientists, defence engineers, and corporate slimeballs. Set in central London and its historically rich surroundings, the characters reveal that when the financial and political stakes are high, corruption and greed is not far away.
In a shadowy systems office just off the River Thames, advanced computer systems are developed for some of the most secretive projects in the British defence industry. But with sensitive information on terrorism, nuclear weapons, and rogue states flowing around the computer networks, just how secure are the systems? And what if a compromise comes from within?
Andrew Raynorr M.D. was forced from his practice by a managed care corporation. When he loses his family, his vengeance turns deadly. He creates a virus, one that causes the body’s own genes to unleash an explosive leukemia, and targets managed care executives.
Bridget Devereaux, a young intern at Chambers Hospital, suspects something is strange about the strain of leukemia they are seeing in recent admissions…it kills the patient within days. Though she finds no support for her suspicions within the upper echelons of hospital management, she researches the blood cancer and traces the catalyst back to Raynorr.
But Raynorr is aware Bridget has found him out, and now not only her career, but her very life is in jeopardy.