Reaction

Reaction

by Ian K. Kent

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Overview

When a friend and colleague of Jake Prescott dies mysteriously during a morning run in Stanley Park, Vancouver Police involve Jake in the case. Jake discovers that his arch-enemy, Kurt Landau is behind not only his friend's death, but the death of many others. Before long, Jake is once again involved in an international chase to find out who is killing off the scientists who bear the bad news about global warming. While in Europe at his friend's funeral, Jake meets Sabrina, a beautiful woman who has a few surprises up her sleeve.

He soon discovers that Landau has teamed up with a deadly organization that specializes in exotic, toxic potions made from natural sources. The names Tetrodotoxin, Abrin, Digitalis, Ricin, and Batrachotoxin all become part of his vocabulary. Many of the deaths appear to be from natural causes; heart attacks, strokes, seizures, and are extremely difficult to trace. When Jake and his crew start recognizing the clues, they work with French, Austrian and Swiss authorities, as well as Interpol and the F.B.I. to build a case against the people involved. Jake's interest in Sabrina grows as some of her past reveals itself, igniting a love he didn't think was possible. As usual, human nature prevails, throwing everyone off the trail, and opening the situation up to a final solution of violence and mayhem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780228821311
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 10/17/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Ian has always been a multifaceted individual, a person who, when confronted with a challenge or a new interest, did not hesitate to learn a new skill. He is described by family and friends as a "renaissance man". As a young man, he defied the norms and bought a fishing boat and fished the BC coast, a project which grew into other scary adventures. After university, he tried his hand at construction, where he learned pipefitting and metal working, then worked in pulp mills where he obtained his steam engineering time and other operating skills. Later, working as an environmental technologist, he attended night school to obtain his certification as an engineering technician. When he decided to sail the coast with his family, he built a sailboat and studied navigation to meet that challenge. Ian has been writing for many years, mainly travel stories, marine articles and historical fiction. He has lived and sailed the B.C. coast most of his life, adding to his knowledge of local marine lore and historical details. Throughout his working experience, he has lived with the maxim of "Become an instant expert", a concept which helped him through many rough periods. He now lives with his wife Diana in Tsawwassen, a coastal community in South Delta about twenty-five miles south of Vancouver. More than thirty years of work in the environmental industry and international travel and languages has provided him with a wealth of detail and experience to write about the subjects covered in this book.

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