Love and Genetic Weaponry: The Beginner's Guide: A Novel

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Love and Genetic Weaponry follows Ray O’Brien, a high school drama teacher, as he becomes involved with a one-woman activist organization, Lottie Weiss, and her quest to free a young revolutionary imprisoned for bombing a genetics laboratory. What's the real truth behind the lab’s shady dealings?

Lee Patton is a playwright and the author of the novel Nothing Gold Can Stay (written under the pseudonym of Casey Nelson), a Lambda Literary Award ...

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Overview

Love and Genetic Weaponry follows Ray O’Brien, a high school drama teacher, as he becomes involved with a one-woman activist organization, Lottie Weiss, and her quest to free a young revolutionary imprisoned for bombing a genetics laboratory. What's the real truth behind the lab’s shady dealings?

Lee Patton is a playwright and the author of the novel Nothing Gold Can Stay (written under the pseudonym of Casey Nelson), a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781593501235
  • Publisher: Alyson Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Lee Patton is a playwright and the author of the novel Nothing Gold Can Stay (written under the pseudonym of Casey Nelson), a Lambda Literary Award finalist.
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  • Posted April 18, 2009

    Rollicking, steamy Colorado mystery

    Love and Genetic Weaponry (the beginner's guide) lives up to its off-beat title: it's laugh-out-loud, suspenseful, full-bore ride through the contemporary, ruined, still-beautiful Rocky Mountain West along with its sweet, wide-eyed protagonist, Ray O'Brien.

    Ray's a twenty-something drama teacher who is frequently distracted by seduction - ex-lovers, bad guys, good guys - none of whom are immune to Ray's naïve charms (nor is he exactly stand-offish to their offers...)

    Mostly, though, Ray is trying to figure it all out before more people die. Other times he thinks it might be better for him to just stay home and stay out of more trouble - trouble that is personified by his ex-lover's best childhood friend, the beautiful and also in-over-her-head Lottie Weiss.

    This is a fun read with a satisfying ending - no James Bond antics here, just the real deal. Another bonus - it's not just the action and characters that jump from the pages; the landscapes too are vividly written, from Denver's Cherry Creek to the sandstone, cottonwood wilds of Utah.

    The book's cover says "a Ray O'Brien Mystery." Hopefully that means a series???

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