Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Pepper Tree Press announces the release of The Ovary Wars by Mike Hogan


The Pepper Tree Press announces the release of The Ovary Wars by Mike Hogan. The Ovary Wars (ISBN: 978-1-936051-84-7, Trade Paper, 300 pages, $15.95, Thriller) is now available wherever fine books are sold.

An intense, gripping, and exhilarating medical thriller, The Ovary Wars is a timely, topical, and all-too-real tale of a sinister type of terrorism more powerful than a suicide bomber—and more deadly than a nuclear bomb. How does a terrorist kill four million people? He stops them from being born.

Kirby Wadsworth, an American population control expert who is obsessed and fearful about the world’s continually increasing population, schemes to change the current ineffectual methods of population control without regard to ethical, religious or societal restrictions. Taking a sabbatical in China, Kirby, together with the Chinese, develops Ovamort, a birth control agent that permanently destroys a woman’s ovaries. But this discovery has the potential to be much more than a simple birth control device: it could be a weapon—a weapon that could stop 4 million Americans from ever being born.

Dr. Steve Rosenbloom’s thriving practice as an obstetrician affords him and his wife Joan, and their teenage son and daughter an enviable lifestyle—a million dollar home, a lake house, private schools, and all of the trappings of wealth and prestige—until Dr. Rosenbloom’s once-booming practice falls victim to a puzzling epidemic of infertility.

But Dr. Rosenbloom is only one of many affected by this bizarre turn of events. For no apparent reason, births in the United States become rare, and American births start to decrease exponentially. With the US economy based on a constantly increasing population, the economy is undermined and the country begins an unstoppable spiral into “The Greatest Depression.”

With the country plunged into chaos, US officials realize the perilous possibilities and launch an intense investigation to find out why—and how—this rampant infertility occurred. Could the nationwide infertility have been caused by a virus, either naturally occurring or purposely spread? Could it have been caused by a secret cult or a radical religious group?

FBI agents Pete Vangard and his partner Emily Chandler, the chief investigators, pursue numerous leads. One of the millions of American women suffering from sudden infertility, Agent Chandler has an emotional interest in getting to the bottom of this mystery. And she won’t stop until she solves the case.

When the trail leads to Kirby Wadsworth, Agents Vangard and Chandler think they’re finally making headway—until Wadsworth’s sudden and mysterious death leads them to a dead end. It’s a race against the clock in this pulse-quickening quest to find answers, because time is running out. Can they stop the mastermind behind this deadly plan before the next attack?

Filled with suspense and intrigue, The Ovary Wars is a page-turning tale about a deadly, insidious, and frightening form of silent terrorism. With its terrifyingly-plausible plot, and captivating storyline, The Ovary Wars is an original page-turner from a dynamic new voice in the world of thriller writing.

About the Author

Born and raised in Albany, New York, Mike Hogan graduated from Vincentian Institute, received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, an eMBA from West Virginia University, and an M.D. from Albany Medical College. A Board Certified Radiologist now practicing at West Virginia University Hospital, Mike has authored a number of published medical articles, as well as several cartoons. Mike Hogan lives in Morgantown, West Virginia with his wife Martha. The Ovary Wars is his first novel.

The Peppertree Press is an independent book publisher based in Florida. For more information about The Ovary Wars or author Mike Hogan, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875 or by email – maryglenn@maryglenn.com.

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