Knockout Mouse

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Knockout Mouse is the gripping debut of a mystery series, set in the high-stakes world of biotechnology. When a dinner guest dies suddenly of an allergic reaction to a food she hasn't eaten, dot-com casualty Bill Damen goes from suspect to sleuth, embroiled in a murder with far-reaching consequences. He follows a trail that leads from cancer research to genetic engineering to secret rogue experiments, as he uncovers motives, means, and characters that could only exist in ...
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Knockout Mouse: A Bill Damen Mystery

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Overview

Knockout Mouse is the gripping debut of a mystery series, set in the high-stakes world of biotechnology. When a dinner guest dies suddenly of an allergic reaction to a food she hasn't eaten, dot-com casualty Bill Damen goes from suspect to sleuth, embroiled in a murder with far-reaching consequences. He follows a trail that leads from cancer research to genetic engineering to secret rogue experiments, as he uncovers motives, means, and characters that could only exist in state-of-the-art Silicon Valley.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This fast-paced debut thriller offers fascinating details about the biotechnology industry along with likeable good guys, nasty villains, a well-developed sense of place, a little romance, and plenty of plot twists." -Booklist

"Breezy first-person narrative and an abundance of banter add up to a quick, entertaining read and a solid series kickoff." -Kirkus

"James Calder"s series is sure to be a knockout. It's smart, savvy, and right in step with next week's news." -Toronto Now

"James Calder follows the determined Bill though state-of-the-art genetics labs and agricultural research departments led by brilliant, ambitious scientists willing to do anything to get to the top in his well-researched and timely debut." -Publishers Weekly

"That rare thing: a really intelligent mystery novel." -Philip Kerr, author of The Berlin Trilogy

"Knockout Mouse is a twisty, compelling mystery that will keep you racing through the pages. Amateur sleuth Bill Damen is a hero to root for - and James Calder is a writer to watch." -Tess Gerritsen, author of The Apprentice

"The backdrop is one of science bowing to the profit motive; the murder might have been engineered by Faust himself. Utterly original and engrossing, Knockout Mouse is at once a mystery and a cautionary tale about what can happen when the wrong people try to play God." -Ted Conover, author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

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Bill is a likable character, there are some intriguing plot twists here, and the idea of a filmmaking amateur sleuth has appeal. Give this series a chance; it has terrific potential.
Washington Post Book World
Calder tells his story in witty prose that calls to mind Ross Macdonald.
Kirkus Reviews
A filmmaker turns sleuth again, rushing recklessly into the cutthroat, and loopy, skincare industry. Shy scientist Rod Glaser hires Bill Damien to create an "image piece" for Algoplex, his skincare company. Rod and Mike Riley, his hearty partner, are on the verge of a merger with industry veteran Plush Biologics, a move promising big profits but not smooth sailing for the easygoing partners. Case in point: Bill’s Algoplex shoot goes terribly wrong when Rod’s muse, a soulful free spirit named Alissa, blows off the gig, and Rob, unable to reach her by phone, falls apart. So Bill agrees to look for her, first by breaking into her empty apartment. Alissa’s trashy mother Wendy, who tries to impersonate her daughter at a high-profile Algoplex event, claims unconvincingly that Alissa is just taking a little vacation. Meanwhile, Bill learns that Alissa works for an escort service called Silicon Glamour. Though Rod sheepishly claims their relationship is strictly platonic, some incriminating pictures indicate otherwise. So does the knife Bill soon finds protruding from Rod’s body. As in his debut caper (Knockout Mouse, 2002), Bill is drawn into the case by a combination of duty and empathy. There’s no shortage of suspects, and Bill finds dysfunctional corporate families at both Silicon Glamour and Plush Biologics. But the mystery of absent Alissa looms over all. Calder draws sharp, entertaining suspect portraits, and Bill’s amiable first-person narration never slackens its pace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811834995
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Bill Damen Mystery Series , #1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Calder is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2002

    Keeps You Guessing, and Wanting More!

    Calder did a magnificent job of capturing the buzz of Silicon Valley industry while spinning a tale of fantastic twists and turns. You'll never guess who did it and why. You don't have to live in Silicon Valley to love this fast-paced mystery, anyone who loves a good whodunit will love Knockout Mouse. Incredible! I couldn't put it down until I turned the last page.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2010

    Good read!

    This was a good read, with captivating characters and a believable plot. In fact, I'm waiting for the next book in the series to be available. Calder has taken on a good blend of science and mystery.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 10, 2014

    did not catch my interest.

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    Posted July 3, 2014

    Action adventure with a brain...

    The perfectly written mystery for the Nerds among us. Characters brilliant, but vulnerable. Complex, yet real in their motives and feelings. Fascinating information on how science has become a god in the hands of those determined to
    re- create Life in their own image. I look forward to reading more by this Author.

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    If you like a mystery, you'll like this.

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