Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Biological Terror Threat: How Real is it?

One of the persistent themes in the forthcoming Kristen Elise, Ph.D. science thriller The Death Row Complex is the threat of a biological attack. This is a theme that has been explored in thrillers for decades. But how real is that threat? With the expansion of ISIL across the globe, should we be worried? According to BioWorld Today, we should. This is a scientific publication I subscribe to written by scientists, for scientists. The crux of the issue described in today's issue is eerily close to some of the scenarios laid out as fiction in The Death Row Complex.


This blog post explores a non-fictional theme or locale that is incorporated in The Death Row Complex, the second Katrina Stone novel. Buy The Death Row Complex in print or ebook.

An anonymous warning is sent to the White House, and a genetically engineered biological weapon is released in a California prison. The unpublished data of biologist Katrina Stone may hold the key to harnessing the lethal bacterium--and to its creation within the desperate world from which biotechnology is born.


Kristen Elise, Ph.D. is a drug discovery biologist and the author of The Vesuvius Isotope and The Death Row Complex. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, stepson, and three canine children. 


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