Lower Level

Lower Level

by Eric Standefer


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A potentially catastrophic virus has broken out in the United States. The country is in a state of emergency, but the federal government wants to keep it hush-hush from the American people; meanwhile, the medical research community rushes into competition among themselves to try to develop a vaccine.
At The National Health Institute in Bethesda Maryland a disgruntled psychopathic doctor with ambitions of the Nobel Prize wants the praise and recognition of being the first to find a cure. He doesn't want to waste time with traditional methods of scientific inquiry so he devises a macabre plan totally devoid of ethical or legal means which will expedite the research process, but for his diabolical excursion to work, he will need to employ the help of some corrupt and ambitious high profile friends in the government. His only obstacles to world recognition are a snooping FBI agent and an assistant that is too smart for her own good.
This is a terrifying and spell binding look into the multi-billion dollar biomedical research industry and the horrifying consequences that can result from an industry driven by money and ambition. The book will reach into the depths of the reader's soul and leave them pondering some profound ethical messages of our present age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522775584
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Eric Standefer has a bachelor degree in Music and a masters in education and a supplemental credential in English. He taught music and history for ten years. He has written numerous short stories. This is his second novel. His first novel, "We the People", a political thriller, was published in 2015. His new novel, "Lower Level" is another thriller. Both novels are allegorical and contain deep moral and ethical societal messages within the suspenseful content. He is currently working on a third novel in this same style.

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