Capitol Reflections [NOOK Book]

Overview

When Marci Newman, the best friend of FDA scientist Gwen Maulder, dies mysteriously, Gwen refuses to believe that the cause was natural. Marci was simply too young and too healthy. Gwen makes it her mission to determine why Marci really died, even though her superiors and even her husband implore her to move on. What she discovers is much bigger and much more horrifying than she ever anticipated.

Her efforts will put her in opposition to some ...
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Overview

When Marci Newman, the best friend of FDA scientist Gwen Maulder, dies mysteriously, Gwen refuses to believe that the cause was natural. Marci was simply too young and too healthy. Gwen makes it her mission to determine why Marci really died, even though her superiors and even her husband implore her to move on. What she discovers is much bigger and much more horrifying than she ever anticipated.

Her efforts will put her in opposition to some very influential people, people who have every reason to prevent her from discovering their secret…and, more importantly, the power to stop her. As people keep dying, Gwen must go underground to find the answers – risking her life and the lives of those she loves in an attempt to prevent a nationwide disaster.

Written by a true Washington insider and brimming with terrifying realism, Capitol Reflections is a stunning medical thriller.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981608792
  • Publisher: Story Plant, The
  • Publication date: 9/23/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 733,914
  • File size: 665 KB

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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An ordinary government scientist. An extraordinary chain of deaths. A conspiracy of monstrous proportions. Is Dr. Gwen Maulder willing to risk her career, her marriage, even her life to uncover a crime that reaches to the highest levels of government?

 

Capt. Gwen Maulder, M.D. is a hardworking FDA medical officer and a team player, until a tragic event and horrifying discovery compels her to put it on the line.

 

Mark Stern is a brilliant reporter at the top of his game. He has never met a story he couldn’t scoop or a woman he couldn’t charm - except for Gwen.  When suddenly she vaults back into his life, Mark is thrown squarely in harm’s way.

 

Senator Henry Broome IV is at the peak of his career. The political bounty of Washington is his for the asking. At the heart of Henry’s greatness, however, lies a dark secret that continues to rot his soul. 

 

These three lives and those of many others intertwine in the roller coaster of Capitol Reflections.  When Gwen’s best friend dies mysteriously, she determines to find the cause against the orders of her superiors. Her mission will pit her against members of a ruthless conspiracy who will stop at nothing. As the death toll mounts, Gwen risks everything – including those she loves – to find the answer.
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  • Posted February 4, 2012

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    Good Old Thriller

    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

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Thought provoking and interesting

    Interesting topic and very current and possible outcome .

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Javitt's Insider knowledge is unbelieveable

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Great read

    Worth your time

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

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    It was a good read, well paced and not too technical. One thing

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    something for everyone!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2011

    Suspenseful thriller!

    A real page turner! Political intrigue, nationwide medical emergency!
    Would like to read more by this author!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Intelligently written thriller

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Overall, not a bad book. Toward the beginning, there was some d

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Good read

    Not what I thought it would be based on the title. Well written.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Sluggish read

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    great read

    i could not put this book down, it really made you think about where your food comes from. definitely worth buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    A great page turner with a let-down ending

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    A Story that Could Come True

    I work as an emergency preparedness coordinator and a disease reporter for a local health department. I also am very interested in where our food comes from and worry about what we are doing to ourselves when we eat foods messed with by chemical companies. This book is an account of what could happen if these untested foods caused fundamental changes to humans. The research is very true to life. The story is exciting, fast paced and told in a way to hold your interest. Even if you have no scientific background, the thrills and suspense will hold your interest. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a well-researched crime story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Truth or fiction? As I read this book, I could let my imagination run with the story and I wondered if this could happen in our government. I decided it was not beyond belief. I will definitely look for more books by Jonothan Javitt.

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

    Great read!!

    I really enjoyed this book. It was very thought provoking on many levels. I can't wait until his next book is out. I will be adding this author to my list of books to read....

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

    Recommend

    Several twist in the plot for a surprise ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    excellent read

    I really enjoyed this book. If you like Michael Palmer books you will enjoy this. Believe this is his first book. Look forward to more from Jonathan.

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  • Posted December 11, 2011

    Great book!

    This was a wonderful book. Lots to the plot and not an abrupt ending like lots of books. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and can't put it down. Great book! Well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Capital Reflections - Worthy

    Capital Reflections is a political thriller worthy of a read. An interesting premise, likable Characters, a strong female protagonist with strong male and female companions all contribute to an enjoyable, engaging book. At the beginning there are some labels mentioned - like liberal and conservative - but to the benefit of the book, those are soon left at the wayside and the concentration is on good and bad, true concern for people and corruption - attributes on both sides of the political divide. In addition, it apparently was proofed and edited to eliminate most grammatical and punctuation errors, which I appreciate. I liked this book and recommend it.

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