Today’s Featured Kindle Book:
Author: Kristen Elise, Ph.D.
From the ancient ruins beneath Mount Vesuvius, a two-thousand-year-old document has emerged. It is the only text ever attributed to the ambitious, inquisitive, and cryptic last pharaoh of Egypt…
When her Nobel laureate husband is murdered, biologist Katrina Stone can no longer ignore the secrecy that has increasingly crept into his recent behavior. Her search for answers leads to a two-thousand-year-old medical mystery and the life of one of history’s most enigmatic women. Following the trail forged by her late husband, Katrina must separate truth from legend as she chases a scientific breakthrough from ancient Italy and Egypt into a clandestine modern-day war. Her quest will reveal a legacy of greed and murder and resurrect an ancient plague into the twenty-first century.
Likened to the works of Dan Brown including Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code, The Vesuvius Isotope is a treasure hunt through Italy and Egypt, from the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum to the underground labyrinth of Raimondo di Sangro and the underwater archeological park at Baiae. More historical and archaeological thriller than science thriller, the novel investigates several non-fictional mysteries that have endured for more than two thousand years. In her quest for the cure of the ages, Katrina Stone is forced to trace the tragically misunderstood life of another strong, flawed female character–the last pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra VII. The Vesuvius Isotope blurs the lines between fact and fiction, medicine and magic, science and superstition, history and legend.
About the Author:
Kristen Elise, Ph.D. is the author of best-selling medical and historical thrillers The Vesuvius Isotope and The Death Row Complex. A professional drug discovery biologist and life-long travel addict, Elise takes the inspiration for her novels from real-life mysteries and discoveries made both in and out of the laboratory.
Many years ago, while in the lab hunting for inhibitors of a biological weapon, Elise stumbled upon a powerful activator instead. From this discovery, this molecular grenade with the pin still attached, The Death Row Complex was born. A fast-paced science and medical thriller, The Death Row Complex explores a fictitious but all-too-plausible genetically engineered strain of anthrax and the desperate world of bioengineering that created it. Fans of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton will love The Death Row Complex.
Elise’ work as a drug hunter converged with a research trip through the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy to spark The Vesuvius Isotope. Likened to the works of Dan Brown including Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code, The Vesuvius Isotope is a treasure hunt through Italy and Egypt, investigating several non-fictional mysteries that have endured for more than two thousand years. More historical mystery/thriller than science thriller, The Vesuvius Isotope traces the tragically misunderstood life of the last pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, and blurs the lines between fact and fiction, medicine and magic, science and superstition, history and legend.
The novels of Kristen Elise – the Katrina Stone novels – explore historical and scientific mysteries across the centuries and reveal the little-known underworld of today’s pharmaceutical industry. These revelations bring the reader through international adventures that remind us of one truth: the Ph.D. is bound by no Hippocratic Oath.
Kristen Elise lives in San Diego, California with her husband, stepson, and canine children. When not investigating historical mysteries, she continues to hunt for drugs and the stories they tell.
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