Sunday, June 21, 2015

Headed to Vegas, Number 6

 Janet Greger may be packing, BUT has she had 'the talk' with Bug to explain that she will be away for a few days?  

JL Greger is no longer a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, instead she’s putting tidbits of science into her medical mystery and suspense novels: Coming Flu, Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight, Ignore the Pain, and now Malignancy. Besides writing, her favorite activities are spending time with Bug, her Japanese Chin dog, and traveling to exotic locations. She incorporates both of these activities into her novels. Bug is the only non-fictional character in her books.
You can learn more about her from her website: 

In Malignancy, men disguised as police officers shoot at Sara Almquist twice in one day. The real police suspect Jim Mazzone, a drug czar currently awaiting trial in Albuquerque, will order more hits on Sara. After all, Sara was the key to Mazzone’s capture in Bolivia while she was consulting on public health problems there. Thus when colleagues in the State Department invite Sara to arrange scientific exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba, she jumps at the chance to get out of Albuquerque. Maybe, she should question their motives.

Sara Almquist couldn’t say no when invited to be the epidemiologist on a public health mission to
Bolivia. Soon she finds dangers lurk around every corner of the Witches’ Market and churches of La Paz as someone from her past pursues her.

Unfortunately, she can’t decide which of her colleagues to trust as she learns more than she ever wanted to know about coca production, the god Tio of the silver mines of Potosí, and Bolivian politicians.

Someone in this southwestern medical school doesn’t like women--two have been murdered already.

Linda Almquist suspects the deaths are connected to her investigation of Dr. Richard Varegos, a “diet doctor.” who’s alleged to be endangering the lives of his obese research subjects.

Maybe she’s wrong. The murders might be related to something in the past – something involving her boss the Dean. While Linda fears for her job, the police fear for her life.

Coming Flu offers a thought-provoking glimpse into what a 21st century epidemic in the United States would be like: the politics, the science, the devastation.  With the accuracy of events and realistic descriptions, you cannot help but pause to wonder, what would you do as friends died around you, the government revoked all your rights and experimental drugs were coming in short supply.  This book is hard to put down and even harder to forget.—S. Connell Vondrak, author of The Evidence is Clear and No Evidence of a Crime

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You may be wondering, like me, what is Janet up to now? Where will her next adventure take us?  I'm hoping that she will give me the 4-1-1 when we meet up in Las Vegas!

Billie Johnson, Publisher


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Janet is a brilliant gal--and lots of fun. I'm looking forward to spending some time with her again in Las Vegas. That's one of the big perks of the PSWA conference, being able to spend some time with these wonderful writers.

Janet Greger said...

Thanks for the publicity. Thanks Marilyn for the kinds words.

I'm so glad you asked about my next book. Sara is going to the Middle East in the next book. I include in it some of my experiences as a science consultant in Beirut and the Emirates (Dubai, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi), and I add a whole lot of adventures (that thankfully I didn't have).

Nancy LiPetri said...

I can relate, Janet: the part I don't like about trips is leaving my fur babies. Wish I could meet you in Vegas, though!