What if a new plant disease threatened the world's coffee crop? What if it wasn't an accident? Coffee Crash, the debut novel from author Steve Hoffenberg, is a biotech mystery thriller that redefines eco-terrorism. Microbiologist Samuel Decker travels to Brazil to investigate a new organism that rapidly destroys coffee trees, and he discovers puzzling clues surrounding the outbreak. Matthew Cochran, the CEO of a major U.S. coffee retailer, seeks to leverage industry turmoil and reap millions in profits through commodities market manipulation. Eddy Zeger, the Indonesian leader of a radical environmentalist group, plots to wreak economic havoc by disseminating the disease into coffee plantations worldwide. Trails of evidence lead in conflicting directions as Decker and others unravel the truth and struggle to save the world's coffee plantations from annihilation.
|Publisher:||Last Bastion Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
Steve Hoffenberg grew up in Connecticut, and currently lives in the Boston area. He has a professional career as an industry analyst, market researcher, and product manager. In his spare time, when he's not outdoors biking, hiking, or XC skiing, he writes fiction and other creative pieces. His debut novel is Coffee Crash, a biotech mystery thriller.
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This debut novel by this author is EXCELLENT and well-done! Bravo! It reminded me of Michael Crichton's "Micro" and "Prey." I found it very clever to choose to strike fear into the heart of our over-caffeinated society. This book is a perfect summer beach read. I highly recommend this book.