"Alvin Ziegler's GRIDLOCK is just what the Dr. ordered for any reader looking for a fast-paced thriller that features hard science and up-to-the-minute medical research. Give this a read! You won't be sorry." --Seth Harwood, Author of JACK WAKES UP
"The gene-based medicine in GRIDLOCK is real and happening now. This tectonic shift in healthcare redefines how we predict and treat human disease." --Sunil Maulik, P.hD., GeneEd Co-Founder
"GRIDLOCK: A Scientific Thriller is a very stimulating and electrifying novel. I love how it ended and wouldn't change a thing about it even if I could. Recommended to everyone who wants to read action thrillers and is interested in new breakthroughs in the medical field. Five Stars." --READER'S FAVORITE BOOK REVIEWS
"Do not be put off by the scientific/medical leanings of this book. It is a superb Action thriller. Great characters and a great plot that happens to use modern science as it's base story. I can't recommend this highly enough. Five stars." --AMAZON BOOKS U.K. REVIEWER, N.C. Roff
"This is a book that you want to finish in one sitting. Genetics and modern medical science well portrayed. Very good. Well constructed." --GOODREADS REVIEWER
About the Author
While updating computer networks in Beth Israel Medical Center, Alvin saw firsthand how biology and computers were converging. A revolution had begun, but few knew about it. Petri dishes and microscopes were being replaced with databases and computer workstations.It was the start of personalized medicine...the decoding of the human genome.
The advancement came like a tidal wave. The digital revolution had finally wound its way home...to our bodies. The Internet age, which had disrupted the newspaper, music, book, and movie industries, would now extend our lives.
Landing in Fort Lauderdale, Alvin's curiosity was piqued. Customized drugs were replacing one-size-fits-all prescriptions. Scientists were unlocking the secrets of DNA to find our susceptibilities to disease so precision treatment could become routine. The more he dug, the more hooked he became. Turns out diseases like cancer are as individual as a fingerprint. But such radical modernization would not come without push back. Careers and fortunes depend on old healthcare practices. How far would detractors go to halt progress? That's what GRIDLOCK explores.
Becoming a bit obsessive with research, he interviewed genomics companies such as Celera, which decoded the human genome at a fraction of the cost of the U.S. government, Illumina, which makes genomic medical devices, the San Francisco FBI and super computing professionals. Ultimately, GRIDLOCK came together as a plot-driven thriller, building to an unexpected and furious face off.