Capitol Reflections

Capitol Reflections

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by Jonathan Javitt
     
 

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Capt. Gwen Maulder, a hardworking FDA medical officer is traumatically thrust onto the trail of a small, but mysterious epidemic of fatal seizures, all among young professionals. The culprit seemingly kills without a trace, no matter how deeply she probes. As Gwen attempts to probe the mystery, the opposition to her investigation rises, far out of proportion to its

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Capt. Gwen Maulder, a hardworking FDA medical officer is traumatically thrust onto the trail of a small, but mysterious epidemic of fatal seizures, all among young professionals. The culprit seemingly kills without a trace, no matter how deeply she probes. As Gwen attempts to probe the mystery, the opposition to her investigation rises, far out of proportion to its scope. At the heart of story is a chilling scheme to manipulate the lives of millions through genetic modification, conceived and executed by those in the highest possible positions of public trust. As Gwen and her allies attempt to overcome dangerous adversity the reader is left to wonder whether anything today can be truly safe to eat or drink or breathe. Gwen's story is as real as tomorrow's headlines.

Editorial Reviews

New York Post
Almost impossible to put down.
Newt Gingrich
"On a topic which may someday involve the lives of millions this is a novel that is both compelling and informative."--(Newt Gingrich, New York Times-bestselling author)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981608716
Publisher:
Story Plant
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Dr. C. Everett Koop
"Javitt has melded his professional and political expertise to craft a chilling thriller that should alert every reader to the very real dangers we face in the twenty-first century. His characters are compelling and realistic, very much like the dedicated people who served with me during my tenure as Surgeon General. His plot, while (hopefully) fictional, could just as easily be a headline from tomorrow's newspapers."--(Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General)
Richard North Patterson
"Authentic and sharply written...Jonathan Javitt has given us a timely and compelling read!"--(Richard North Patterson, New York Times-bestselling author)
Janet Rehnquist
"Javitt has written a grab-you-by-the-throat thriller that could easily be tomorrow's lead news story. Under the guise of a compelling read lurks a keep-you-guessing plot that should cause any intelligent reader to worry about the safety of us all. An intrepid female physician, a town full of bad guys, and the safety of the American people at stake. Seems like a surefire recipe for success."--(Janet Rehnquist, former Inspector General, Health and Human Services)

Meet the Author

Jonathan C. Javitt, M.D., M.P.H. is a physician, epidemiologist, and health economist who has served as a senior health advisor and Presidential appointee in the last three Presidential administrations. Most recently, he was appointed by President Bush to Chair the Health Subcommittee of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee and to serve as a Presidential Delegate to the White House Conference on Aging. Dr. Javitt is a Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and an Adjunct Professor of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has served as an expert consultant to the World Bank, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the health ministries of numerous foreign countries. He is a graduate of Harvard, Cornell, and Princeton Universities. While he has authored more than 200 scientific publications, this is his first novel.

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Capitol Reflections 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
DavidWile More than 1 year ago
What's not to like? Some good guys versus some powerful bad guys, throw in some politicians (good and bad), makes for a fun story. Here are 400 pages that move right along to a conclusion that does not kill off all the good guys but still has a final twist. Offhand, I do not remember any explicit sex scenes nor any cursing or other offensive language. Now do not take that to mean this was a religious story in any way - it was not. It was just a plain old thriller that did not require the use of sex and offensive words to tell a fun story. I will have to look for more of Mr. Javitt's books. Best wishes, Dave Wile
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting topic and very current and possible outcome .
Eyespy More than 1 year ago
A novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is so hard to put down I had to finish it before retiring for the night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth your time
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
It was a good read, well paced and not too technical. One thing that struck me as I was reading was all the product placement. At times, I had to wonder if I was reading a commercial. Perhaps the author funded part of the book with the product placement? But, otherwise it was a pretty good book. It was reminiscent of The Cobra Event by Richard Preston. There were no problems in the eBook edition and only 1 noticeable misspelling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This good read is for anyone who keeps up with the world as it is changing. Well-written and fast-paced for the most part, it provides an interesting look into the government we think we know.
dd28 More than 1 year ago
A real page turner! Political intrigue, nationwide medical emergency! Would like to read more by this author!
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The author's experiences and science background clearly shows in the nature of this story's evil. The plot doesn't have, however, the ambiguous, shades of gray type of ending that some hard-nosed contemporary thrillers have so from this perspective it's more of simple, traditional thriller. Easy to read, clean language with a touch of current political correctness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, not a bad book. Toward the beginning, there was some dialog that seemed unrealistic, but by the end, I was very wrapped up in the story and wanted to see how it would end. I would certainly consider reading more by this author, but they are probably not at the top of my list of books to read.
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Not what I thought it would be based on the title. Well written.
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aletavh More than 1 year ago
For my taste there were too many tedious details that added nothing to the plot and made for a very slow read. So slow I didn't even finish the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i could not put this book down, it really made you think about where your food comes from. definitely worth buying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A satisfying read that leads you up wanting a big ending that never comes. All is resolved in the story, but it kind of fizzles out about 2/3 of the way in instead of ending with a bang.