Capitol Reflections by Jonathan Javitt is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 63 customer reviews. You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/vYzemK into your computer’s web browser.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Fans of The X-Files may enjoy this science-fiction thriller, the debut novel by Dr. Javitt, whose impressive government credentials aren’t quite matched by the sophistication of his plot. Chair of President Bush’s Health Subcommittee of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee and an epidemiologist, Javitt imagines a recent past-2005-in which the threat of genetically modified food has become a reality. When Marci Newman, a workaholic New York City attorney, dies after a mysterious seizure, Newman’s best friend, Gwen Maulder, who’s a division chief with the Food and Drug Administration, investigates. Aided by her ex-Secret Service husband, Jack, and her former flame and current Washington Post columnist Mark Stern, Maulder finds that Newman’s seizure may be part of an epidemic that may be connected with coffee-seller Pequod’s, the new mega-company that has overtaken Starbuck’s. The bad guys are led by Hawaiian senator Henry Broome, whose past includes several murders and the theft of some genetics research from his Princeton roommate. The writing and pacing are adequate, and Javitt throws in a nice twist at the end, but the action sequences tend to overwhelm the science.
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