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About The Book:
Title: WHO KILLED NIA JOHNES? - A Medical Mystery
Author: Elisabeth Link
Pub. Date: May 20, 2023
Publisher: Monasteria Press LLC
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
An elite university. A murder. An FBI investigation.
In the secluded Silicon Valley University of Evolutionary Computation (SUEC), a young researcher, Dr. Nia Johnes, is shot by a mysterious killer. The seemingly idyllic university community is turned upside down as FBI special agent Terrel Wright, CIA operative Dr. Annya Segond and radiologist Dr. Lili Pham work to solve the mystery behind Nia's death. Are the unexplained infections that are plaguing the campus somehow connected? What are the unsettling research activities that the SUEC leaders would prefer to keep quiet? Terrel, Anya, and Lili must fight to save their lives and their careers as they race to prevent further deaths and uncover the shocking truth behind Who Killed Nia Johnes?
Top 5 favorite scenes and Why by Elisabeth Link
I got the feedback from readers that the opening scene is fresh and unusual as they get a chance to meet the main character, Nia Johnes while knowing from the title of the book that she will be killed. Nia get’s a phone call from an undercover CIA agent, who warns her that she is in danger. So, the question is not so much, if she will be killed, but who kills her? This question then transcends the entire story, and the reader can pick up clues along the journey.
I tried to create characters with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Jacub Bezdomny, the research building manager, decides that the housing costs in Northern California are far too expensive and a waste of his limited salary. He, therefore, equips his spacious office in the university research building with a sleeping couch, refrigerator, and coffee machine, and moves in. Nobody notices.
I enjoyed writing the dispute between Dr. Oliver Stuart Robinson and Dr. Cristina Maria Walker-Diaz in chapter 13 because it exemplifies a strong woman who is not afraid to stand up for what she believes is right. Even though Dr. Robinson is the most powerful man on campus, and speaking up against him is equivalent to academic suicide, Dr. Walker-Diaz stands her ground.
I enjoyed reflecting on life at a university from the perspective of a dog. The smell of sweat and decay. Not much food. Hardly any other dog. The abduction of the German Shepherd Schnitzel evokes lots of suspense and worries for his life. Schnitzel’s reunion with his dad Heinz towards the end of the story is a most heartwarming scene.
In the last scene, radiologist Lili Pham summons her courage to save Nia’s father in a shooting scene. I loved to write this part because I want to convey the message that we are all heroes-in-waiting. The time will come when each one of us will get a call to stand up and be the hero.
About Elisabeth Link:
Dr. Link is a professor of radiology at Stanford University, a Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI, Honor Society for Physician Scientists), and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE). Dr. Link is also a member of the Pegasus Writers at Stanford, a group of physician-scientists who write creatively. Besides unraveling hot topics in science and medicine through her mystery novels, Dr. Link uses her experience as a female professor to teach her readers how to stand up for themselves and others in the STEM environment. Her books pass on the message that we are all heroes-in-waiting. The time will come where each one of us will get a call to stand up and be the hero. Other books by Dr. Link include:
The Stolen Brain Chip. A fast-paced mystery novel with an educational twist. Newly developed brain chips, which can enhance a person’s brain capacity, are stolen. Thus begins a string of events that leaves fifteen people injured, five hospitalized, and four dead. Dr. Lili Pham, Dr. Annya Segond, FBI agent Terrel Wright and FBI agent Angus Weber start a race against time to rescue a young student from a ruthless killer, retrieve the brain chips and prevent a bomb explosion on the University campus.
Dr. Link is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information above, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All of her books are available at online book retailers. New Monasteria books and quotes from these books can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/monasteria_press/.
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