The Han Agent by Amy Rogers
Science thriller / Medical thriller
“a surefire genre hit, fast-paced and full of elements of mystery and adventure.”
Read Foreword review here
In the 1930s, Japanese scientists committed heinous crimes in their quest for the ultimate biological weapon.
The war ended. Their mission did not.
Eighty years later, Japanese-American scientist Amika Nakamura won’t let rules stand between her and scientific glory. When the ambitious young virologist defies a ban on the genetic manipulation of influenza, she’s expelled from the university. Desperate to save her career, she accepts a position with a pharmaceutical company in Tokyo. Soon after, a visit to a disputed island entangles her in a high-profile geopolitical struggle between Japan and China. Applying her singular expertise with bird flu in a risky experiment may be the only way out. Little does she know that Japanese ultranationalists and a legacy of unpunished war crimes lurk in the shadows, manipulating people, politics, and science.
But DNA doesn’t lie. Amika uncovers a shocking truth: a deadly virus is about to put the “gene” in genocide.
Trade reviewers love The Han Agent:
Foreword Reviews magazine, Sept/Oct 2017: “In the gripping thriller The Han Agent by Amy Rogers, World War II-era history, ultranationalism, and biological genocide intertwine…A surefire genre hit, fast-paced and full of elements of mystery and adventure. Science fiction hounds in particular will dig the information about DNA sequencing, virus detection, and how plagues can spread.”
Midwest Book Review Small Press Bookwatch, October 2017: “A deftly crafted and truly riveting read from cover to cover, “The Han Agent’ is a thrill ride of a novel that showcases author Amy Rogers’s genuine literary flair for originality. While very highly recommended, especially for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that ‘The Han Agent’ is also available in a paperback edition and in a digital book format.”
About the Author
Author, REVERSION, PETROPLAGUE, THE HAN AGENT
Amy Rogers, MD, PhD, is a Harvard-educated scientist, educator, author, and critic who switched from teaching university biology classes to writing and reviewing science-themed thrillers. Her novels Petroplague (2011), Reversion (2014), and The Han Agent (2017) use real science and medicine to create plausible, frightening scenarios in the style of Michael Crichton. She lives in northern California where in addition to writing fiction she maintains the ScienceThrillers website and writes a “Science in the Neighborhood” column for Inside Publications.
Author’s website: AmyRogers.com
Publication date: September 5, 2017
Trade paperback | ISBN 978-1-940419-15-2 | 260 pages | $9.99 | Ingram
Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-940419-18-3 | 260 pages | $27.99 | Ingram | 55% retailer discount | Returnable
Large print edition (casebound) | ISBN 978-1-940419-17-6 | $29.99 | Ingram
Ebook | ISBN 978-1-940419-16-9 | $3.99 | Bibliotheca, Overdrive
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