Public Offerings Book 1: Birthright

Public Offerings Book 1: Birthright

by Bob LiVolsi


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"A terrific launch for the author's series, but readers may want to have the sequels handy" - Kirkus Reviews.
- Clue Award finalist for best thriller or mystery.
- Winner of the prestigious Writers League of Texas competition for best thriller.
One out of four children in Sierra Leone will die before their fifth birthday. Ebola, civil war and corruption have decimated the nation and its people. Dave Clement's company can help by stopping malaria, the biggest single killer of children under five. A biomedical executive in Colorado, Dave has it all: a wife and daughter he treasures, a career with a mission in which he believes, and a job about to make him rich through an initial public offering. Then his fifteen year old daughter, Liv, inexplicably contracts a virulent form of HIV, ripping his life apart. Dave discovers that his work with Sierra Leone may be responsible for Liv's disease. Using his industry contacts, he scrambles for a cure only to become embroiled in a genocidal cabal of powerful conspirators, including his business partner Claire McQuaid, head of a powerful pharmaceutical firm. Liv's fate is attached to the outcome of the genocide. Dave must cooperate or Liv and everything he cherishes are doomed. Seeking a way to fight back, Dave unpeels the layers of the conspiracy, but Claire anticipates his moves, stopping him at every turn. Disease and war loom ominously as the stakes escalate. With time running out, Dave is forced to play God with his own child and a million innocents. Who will live and who will die? And how will Dave live with himself.
Ripped from today's headlines, this breathtaking roller coaster ride undulates from the snow-capped Rockies of northern Colorado to the rain-soaked jungles of West Africa. Birthright, Book 1 of the Public Offerings series, is a cinematic and breathtaking adventure into the 21st century heart of darkness.
Installment # 1 in the Public Offerings series. First in the four book Public Offerings thriller series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780976944652
Publisher: Fifth Book Ltd
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Series: Public Offerings , #1
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

With Public Offerings, Bob LiVolsi won the Writers League of Texas prestigious manuscript contest for best thriller. He was also a finalist in the same competition for best narrative non-fiction. Public Offerings Book 1: Birthright was a Clue Award Finalist for best thriller or mystery.

Bob started his career as a journalist and was managing editor of the Daily Kent Stater at Kent State University. There, he won the Sears Congressional Internship for his investigative coverage of racial tension on campus.

A high tech executive on teams that took two companies public, Bob applied his experiences in the mercenary world of high-stakes investment to Public Offerings. As a vice president with Hewlett Packard and in his roles in building new companies, he traveled the world partnering with large corporations, governments and other international organizations. Bob is currently CEO of VRI, a humanitarian vaccine systems company. He has a certificate in vaccinology from the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and he has been a mentor for a vaccine formulation company in the National Science Foundation's regional Innovation Corps program. His and his wife's private support of missions in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America brought him closer to the day-to-day challenges presented by disease, poverty, war and tyranny. In the mid-1990s, he began online communication with a missionary priest in Sierra Leone where he learned about the horrors there not yet reported in the western press. The priest disappeared and was assumed killed. He became the inspiration for Fr. Jim Reilly in Public Offerings.

Bob LiVolsi lives with his wife in Austin, Texas. He is currently writing Courtship of Innocence, the sequel to the Public Offerings series.

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