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Silent Source: A Medical Thriller by [Smith, James Marshall]
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"One author has succeeded to make me feel the way JamesMarshall Smith's writing makes me feel, and that author is James Patterson...Theplot is complex, and the characters are monumentally conceived and masterfullysculpted. James Marshall Smith is the master of suspense, and he knows how touse it to build the tension in readers, playing with time and the unsettlingsense of mystery built around the case. Overall, the story is fast-paced,spiked with surprising turns that will send readers jolting or gasping attimes." --Manhattan Book Review (5 Stars)
"A first-rate medical thriller that establishes new author James Marshall Smith as one of the year's best newcomers...Smith obviously brings a wealth of knowledge to the subject, but he never lets the story get so bogged down in the details that it ceases to entertain. It's not going to far to say that every note rings true. If you like medical thrillers based upon actual science, put Silent Source at the top of your reading queue."

"Smith spins an unsettling story in his stunning debut. Amidan equally stunning and colorful cast, Smith zeroes in on his principalcharacter, Damon Keane. A highly intelligent and talented man with a troubledpast ... Smith's fictional narrative is a balanced mix of engaging dialogue andrich and often time hilarious metaphors that are woven into a flurry ofunpredictable, nail biting, and clock-ticking scenarios ... Silent Source is notonly a top of the line read, but also one that should be on the Silver Screen."  -San Francisco Book Review (5 Stars)
". . . Smith's ability to take the microcosm of one man's crime spree and turn it into a wider-ranging threat demonstrates the difference between an investigative murder story and a thriller whose events include world-changing ramifications . . . . Take a tale of intrigue, add a dash of romance and investigative mystery, and sandwich these with seat-of-your pants action switching between perp and doctor/investigator for a thriller that will thoroughly immerse any genre fan seeking hot action and heart-pounding adventure." --Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

". . . fast-paced action, which spills out of Atlanta and into Russian Siberia, as the prime suspect seeks to further his alarming, deathly goals. The author does successfully connect these seemingly freakish deaths to a larger tale of international intrigue . . ."-Kirkus Reviews

". . . way, way above average. It's beautifully paced and excellently written." --Richard Marek, former editor for Robert Ludlum (Jason Bourne Series)

"Don't pick up this book unless you've got the afternoon off.  You won't be putting it down again anytime soon.  James Smith has captured adventure in a bottle.  I'm already waiting for the next one." --Jeff Edwards, award-winning author of Sea of Shadows, Dome City Blues, and The Seventh Angel

"Unlikely heroes with smarts and soul, villains withdimension and resolve, and action to boot, James Marshall Smith nails thescientific action-thriller head on. You are in for a hell of a ride from startto finish. Silent Source literally turns the pages by itself!"-Peter Greene,award-winning author of Warship Poseidon and Castle of Fire, and Director ofthe Clive Cussler Society's Adventure Writers Competition.

". . . a really terrific story with tons of suspense, expertly interwoven plot threads, and interesting characters. I was hooked from start to finish and sorry to see it end. . . . This story is absolutely begging to become a movie." --Gloria Boyer, GFB Editing

"I loved this book. Could not put it down! . . . I hope James Marshall Smith writes a sequel. A great writer!" -Goodreads review

About the Author

James Marshall Smith is a writer and scientist with a varied research career, from space satellites to molecular biophysics. He was Chief of Radiation Studies for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta for over a decade, and has served in consulting or advisory roles on nuclear and radiological threat countermeasures for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, the G7 Global Health Security Action Group in Berlin, London and Paris, and for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. His debut novel, Silent Source, was one of three international finalists for the 2015 Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award. James lives in Georgia with his wife June and their bossy Maltese, Georgie. You can find him online at

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  • File Size: 4537 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stealth Books (San Diego) (October 3, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 3, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01IDVR744
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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