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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Crime Against Humanity Explores Environmental Threats

Title: "Crimes Against Humanity:A1H1W2"
By Joyce A Kovelman, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Publisher: - Date of publication: August 7, 2013.
Kindle ASIN: B00TDX7H10  
ISBN: HCover: 978-1-4602-1524-1

Kindle and E books: 978-1-4602-1526-5

Genre:  Fiction: Mystery/Thriller,   Who Done It?" Sci-Fi.

Synopsis: A Pandemic begins on Antarctica, rapidly infecting all of Earth's oceans and threatening the existence of planetary life.  The U.S. Military creates a Scientific team whose mission impossible is to identify the pathogen and end the pandemic.  When a violent crime spree starts to spiral out of control, a few courageous individuals decide to take a stand... but will they do so in time? "Crimes Against Humanity:A1H1W2" is filled with stories of love, romance, betrayal and deception.  Above all, it is a cautionary tale beseeching humanity to stop desecrating our planetary home, so all earthly life will prevail."

Addendum:  Recent news both supports and parallels the scientific factors that led me to write this novel.

 Reviewed by Dr. Bernard Starr originally for Amazon

The public is increasingly aware of the environmental threats to our planet and all forms of life on it. Alarming news alerts about the dangers appear almost daily--with some reports even suggesting that we may have crossed points of no return. Despite this there are naysayers who casually dismiss scientific evidence of catastrophic dangers posed by climate change, new strains of viruses, and the possibility of rogue nations accidentally or intentionally launching a global disaster. While many nations are taking actions to address these issues, scientists say that we are doing too little to stem the tide of the potential disasters.

Why the complacency? Perhaps the information is too abstract. Will it take a catastrophic event to awaken the public, politicians and governments? Or is it possible to awaken the public in some other manner?

In reading Joyce Kovelman's novel it occurred to me that her narrative novel format loaded with facts about environmentalism, which are embedded in engaging dialogue, may be more effective than news reports for awakening the public to the dangers we are facing.

Kovelman's novel is set in a oceanography research center in the Antarctic. While these scientists are studying the bottom of the food chain in the ocean they are called upon to investigate an unfolding global disaster in which much of the sea life in the oceans is dying from an unknown source--and the mysterious disease is beginning to spread to humans. Other scientists and experts from various countries arrive at the research station to investigate this emergency that could wipe out life on our planet. It becomes a frantic race against time. As the narrative unfolds the human element is added: Individuals seeking power and recognition as well as governments and corporations placing economic interests over the survival of the planet. What else is new? Hopefully, this book will be widely noted and read. It could shake up the public to the real dangers we are currently facing.

Sometimes the personal stories of the characters slow down the thriller aspect. But you get so involved with the individuals and relationships that you want to know about their fates.
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