The Laptev Virus is a Winner!

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Created by Digital Micrograph, Gatan Inc.

I’m thrilled to announce that The Laptev Virus is a winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award! It sold a thousand copies in the first 3 months of publication and is still going strong!

Please help me spread the news by recommending The Laptev Virus  to your friends, family and colleagues. And don’t forget that it makes a terrific gift for grads, dads and teachers and anyone who likes scifi/suspense novels.

Here’s what readers are saying:

5/5 star rating by Steven Ramirez, Author and Screenwriter in LA:

The Laptev Virus is a great read. For me, this is a solid sci-fi story rooted in actual science. As an author, I like to come up with some pretty bizarre situations myself. And usually I find myself making everything up—taking care to at least make the premise believable so as not to lose the reader. But it’s refreshing to read a story written by a scientist. This author not only has a wonderful imagination, but she has the scientific chops to back up what she’s selling. And trust me, when it comes to megaviruses, it ain’t pretty, folks.
Michael Crichton, an author who was also a physician and had a wicked imagination, was great at combining real-world science with entertaining fiction. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed “The Andromeda Strain” so much—both the book and the movie. To me, the key to any memorable story is that it must be plausible. And like Crichton’s work, “The Laptev Virus” challenges the reader. There’s a lot of technical jargon in the book, but it serves a purpose. As an example, I am now terrified of cats!
So if you like sci-fi backed by solid research, then I can heartily recommend this book.”

5/5 stars rating by Ipland

Kudos and thanks to the author for writing a medical thriller that is chock full of fascinating medical information! Engrossing storyline that kept me turning pages and only reluctantly putting the book down occasionally when real life needed my attention. I especially appreciated that no one was trying to kill the main character and that she wasn’t having a distracting clandestine affair with her nemesis, as has happened in most of the medical thrillers I’ve read lately. The concept of the Laptev Virus is a wonderfully frightening basis for a chilling story – a must read!

And a very short but heartfelt one from Heidi Johnson, also a 5/5 star rating:

“good book”

You can read many more reviews and/or order your own copy (paperback or Kindle version) on Amazon

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    • Ruth Heeder on May 19, 2015 at 8:50 am
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    Such high praise! Congratulations and wishes for much continued success.

    1. Thank you, Ruth! 🙂

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