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A Fast Paced Thriller
A Scientific Morality Play
A Sympathetic Engaging Character
Beyond Guilty is a high concept thriller where a wrongly convicted woman escapes from death row and fights to prove her innocence.
However, the novel is much more than fast paced thriller. It will introduce you to nanomedicine, an exciting field of medical science that will bring almost instantaneous cures for cancer, alzheimers, HIV, diabetes and many other diseases.
What is nanomedicine? How will nanomedicine affect our lives? Does nanotechnology have a dark side? Wrapped around the answers to these questions is the plot for Beyond Guilty.
Teenager Eileen Robinson lives in an ideal, middle class African-American family in Houston, Texas. Through a careless act she causes the deaths of her two younger sisters. Tormented and alienated from her mother, she runs away from home. Befriended by a drug dealer, she moves in with him. At twenty-one she is a single mother of two falsely convicted of killing a state senator's son and sentenced to death. At thirty-three she is executed. Or is she?
"The author's inclusion of the concept of nanomedicine in the plot is articulate and intriguing...His characters are nicely done…Readers who like the thrillers and mysteries with a medical theme should find Beyond Guilty interesting and entertaining, as well as faster-paced than most books in this sub-genre." --Von Pittman for The Genreview
Robert A. Freitas Jr., Senior Research Fellow at the Institute For Molecular Manufacturing has graciously edited the references to nanomaufacturing and nanomedicine and has written the essay at the end of the novel about the progress being made in developing nanomedicine. "I enjoyed the book," he said. "It's a good read. The ending has a neat wrap-up with almost all the loose ends nicely taken care of."
"Eileen Robinson is a sympathetic, engaging character. She is a tortured soul, but has hope for reuniting with her children and clearing her name…You root for her from the beginning." --Tim Sheard, author of the Lenny Moss crime novels.
"This is an intricate plot that clearly draws the battle lines and spells out the dire costs on all sides if they fail. The resolution is realistic, with even the winner paying a heavy price for struggling. The core of the story is a scientific morality play. Harlan Ellison would be proud of this plot." --Maryland Writers Association
After graduating the University of Florida and a stint in the National Guard, Richard Brawer worked 35 years in the textile industry. Always an avid reader, upon retirement Richard began writing mystery, suspense and historical fiction novels. When not writing, he spends his time sailing and gardening. He has two married daughters and lives in New Jersey with his wife.
Beyond Guilty is his fifth novel.
# pages: 302
Price: Bookstore: $17.95
Trade paperback: Thriller/Suspense
Date of release: February 2010
Purchase at: Anywhere e-books and print books are sold
ISBN # (13): 978-1-60318-196-9
Publisher: L & L Dreamspell www.lldreamspell.com
About L&L Dreamspell
L&L Dreamspell is fast approaching its second anniversary, with 100 authors on the team. This Houston, Texas press now has 40 books and anthologies in print. Over 40 more books are in various stages of planning and production for publication throughout 2009 and into early 2010. Their list of genres also continues to expand and includes Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Mainstream Fiction, Young Adult, Historical, Romance, Erotica, Paranormal, Theme Anthologies and many new Non-Fiction topics.
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