Nassau Bay, TX, March 04, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- “Unseen things are coming to your neighborhood – be afraid, be very afraid.” This quote from James Mangum, author of Dead and Dying Angels, sums up Dr. Paul Boor’s premiere novel, The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow. Be forewarned – this novel is not for the weak of heart – it is a suspense-filled biomedical thriller unfolding inside Galveston’s Bio-safety Level-4 laboratory. It has received top acclaim from world-renowned scientists, foremost among these being Dr. C.J. Peters, the virus hunter who headed the U.S. Army unit that battled Ebola in The Hot Zone, and the acclaimed author of Virus Hunter.
In The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow, the plot unfolds in the lab of Dr. Mallow, a research scientist who is hot on the trail of an emerging bird-flu virus. At the peak of his academic career, Mallow begins his notes over the strange behavior of a brilliant but troubled student who becomes obsessed with drowning in one’s car. The student convinces Mallow to confront a board of auto-industry safety executives. When the senior scientist is ruthlessly dismissed, his notes take the reader into a downward spiral of a scientific career, the deadliest epidemic in history, and a horrific finale that won’t be forgotten. In The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow, the most dangerous organisms in the bio-lab are the scientists themselves.
Filmmaker, Roger Corman, says of the novel, “Scary, because it’s told from the inside. A great concept, full of drama, and what an ending!”
“A must-read for anyone interested in the inner workings of these government-funded virus labs,” says New Mexico State Senator, Ellen Lively Steele.
Margaret Canavan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychotherapist, says “….Kudos for giving us a “real” ending. Totally satisfying.”
Geoffrey Leavenworth, author of Isle of Misfortune, sums it up best, “The plot is gripping, the writing elegant …. It had me praying for psychological screening of all scientists.”
Dr. Boor’s book is character-driven, mainstream, and “real science” rather than science fiction. He adds personal and professional credibility to the book with his background as a Harvard-trained pathologist and scientist, and his current position as a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Physician authors throughout history have a distinguished record of elevating the senses, and Dr. Boor is no exception. He began publishing short stories in 1990, and in 2007 he broke the record in the twenty-six year history of the Texas Writers’ League, when he became the first recipient ever to receive two first place awards in the League’s Novel Manuscript Contest.
Dr. Boor lives on Galveston Island, where he continues to research, teach, and write.