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Orchard Gap by C. David Gelly

$18.00, paperback / $7.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-502961914
January, 2015
Fiction: Suspense/Thriller
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“A rogue biotech scientist secretly nurtures her deadly GMO corn seed while America sleeps…”

Sally Barber is a brilliant Ph.D working for a global biotech firm in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, who is about to be honored as the youngest recipient of the World Food Prize. Hidden deep in her laboratory is her sinister plot to use her “secret” GMO corn seed to kill and destabilize America. An adrenaline producing thriller to capture this mysterious scientist before it is too late takes the reader through the slums of Karachi to the GMO Research fields of Kauai and is unraveled in tiny Orchard Gap, Virginia.

Quinn McSpain and Louisa Hawke are called upon again to capture this rogue geneticist who holds the deadliest of secrets more sinister than Ebola and must be stopped before she brings America to…its knees!

While this novel is purely a work of fiction, it highlights many emerging developments that affect global food security. While doing research for this novel on genetically modified crops, the author came across a wide spectrum of opinions both pro and con on the place for GMO crops in the global food chain. He also became aware of the many security risks/challenges and shortcomings with the entire GMO seed lifecycle.

C. David Gelly's second novel Orchard Gap is now published and available. It is the second selection in the five novel Gap series. Fancy Gap was the first in the series and was very well received. In addition to over 146 Amazon reader 5-Star reviews, it was serialized for over a year in the weekend editions of the Galax, Virginia, Gazette newspaper.

As an indie author, he's pleased with the tools social media has provided him to reach and capture those readers who enjoyed Fancy Gap and enthusiastically encouraged him to write Orchard Gap. He retired a year ago from Syngenta (the Swiss version of Monsanto) as their Director of Corporate Security. In that role, he became aware of the many security risks/challenges and shortcomings with the entire GMO seed lifecycle.

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