Houston, TX (PressExposure) April 14, 2008 -- Houston,TX,March,05,2008 -- âUnseen things are coming to your neighborhood â be afraid, be very afraid.â This quote from James Mangum, author of Dead and Dying Angels, sums up Dr. Paul Boorâs premiere novel, The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow . Be forewarned â this novel is not for the weak of heart â it is a suspense-filled biomedical thriller unfolding inside Galvestonâs 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 oneâs 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 wonât 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, âScary, because itâs told from the inside. A great concept, full of drama, and what an ending!â
âA must-read for anyone interested in the inner workings of these government-funded virus labs,â says New Mexico State Senator, Ellen Lively Steele.
Margaret Canavan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychotherapist, says ââ¦.Kudos for giving us a ârealâ ending. Totally satisfying.â
Geoffrey Leavenworth, author of Isle of Misfortune , sums it up best, âThe plot is gripping, the writing elegant... It had me praying for psychological screening of all scientists.â
Dr. Boorâs book is character-driven, mainstream, and âreal scienceâ rather than science fiction. He adds personal and professional credibility to the book with his background as a Harvard-trained patholoÂgist 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 Writersâ League, when he became the first recipient ever to receive two first place awards in the Leagueâs Novel Manuscript Contest.
Dr. Boor lives on Galveston Island, where he continues to research, teach, and write. For more information go to http://www.paulboor.com