What People Are Saying

What Scientists and Experts say

?With a vivid imagination and a great sense of humor, Boor entertains and illuminates some of the issues facing science and medicine today. I highly recommend this book; you will love the personalities as they try to control their destinies (and ours).?

C.J. Peters, M.D., scientist, Chief of the U.S. army unit that battled Ebola virus in THE HOT ZONE, former Chief of Special Pathogens at the CDC, author of VIRUS HUNTER, Director for Biodefense, Galveston

What The Media is saying

"Enjoyed it immensely ... completely believable ... life turned upside down by the high and mighty ... brings home one important point: Those who work in such high-risk surroundings need to be closely watched. Good reading ... I couldn't put it down.

Marilyn Brooks, Medical Editor since 1983, Pittsburgh WTAE-TV Action News

What Authors say

"...unnerves the reader. How close are we to eradicating our own species? Should we be delving in Pandora's Box? Dr. Boor pulls back the curtain on how we deal with pandemic...and the human side of the threat. A great read!"

-- Steve Alten, New York Times best-selling author of THE SHELL GAME

What Authors say

"...a fascinating window into the world of biological research and the human condition...a nightmarish scenario, splicing bird flu and DNA manipulation with human despair. Unseen things are coming to your neighborhood soon. Be afraid. Be very afraid."

James A. Mangum, author of DEAD AND DYING ANGELS and THE VINEGAROON MURDERS

What Scientists and Experts say

"...captures the excitement of basic research, as well as the politics, funding frustrations and drudgery. Importantly, it also exposes the fact that we research scientists are human, with many of the flaws the species bears."

Thomas R. Jerrells, Ph.D., Scientist/Professor of Pathology and Microbiology, Omaha

What The Media is saying

"Science fiction yields to real science ... a horrific impact. THE BLOOD NOTES OF PETER MALLOW pictures the seemingly dry realm of biological research as a fascinating metaphor for the vulnerable human condition ... gripping ..."

FORT WORTH BUSINESS PRESS

What Scientists and Experts say

"A fascinating page-turner that takes the reader on a journey to the darker side of human nature? captures the ambiance and character of the island quite accurately."

Kimberly Schuenke, Ph.D, Program Administrator, Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Galveston

What The Media is saying

"Dr Boor knows of what he writes. That's what makes this book so gripping ... a thrilling, fast-paced tale with intriguing characters, it's a story that really could happen."

? Jordan Rich, WBZ News Radio 1030, Boston

What The Media is saying

"Scary, because it's told from the inside. A great concept, full of drama - - - and what an ending!"

Roger Corman, Filmmaker

What The Media is saying

?...skillfully transports the reader to the daily inner workings of the much-feared and mysterious subjects of viruses and bio-attacks.... an energetic novel for both medical and nonmedical world.?

THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS

What Scientists and Experts say

"I couldn't put it down. The protagonist-scientist and troublemaker-student were developed to a "T" and perfectly believable. I appreciated the life-history events which had shaped them. Kudos for giving us a "real" ending. Totally satisfying."

Margaret M. Canavan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychotherapist

What Scientists and Experts say

"...remarkable, overflowing with suspense. A scientist?s journey as a lover, family man, and mentor. A story unlike one you have ever read, a must read for all, as it could happen today, if not today, then tomorrow. Eloquent and methodically thought-out."

Doug Watts, Ph.D., virologist, previously of U.S. Army Medical Research Institute, Frederick, Maryland & World Health Organization

What Authors say

"Terrific! ... the bloody detail ... the velocity of the prose ... he's the best of the doctor/poets."

Richard Selzer, M.D., medical essayist, author of THE WHISTLER'S ROOM, and THE DOCTOR STORIES

"...suspense...authenticity...the fatalism of a terrible traffic accident unfolding in slow motion. A real pressure-cooker of a suspense novel with a realistic thesis that is, frighteningly, all too possible."

WRITERS NEWS WEEKLY

What The Media is saying

"...holds the attention of every reader with the fatalism of a terrible traffic accident unfolding in slow motion. A real pressure-cooker of a suspense novel with a realistic thesis that is, frighteningly, all too possible."

WRITERS NEWS WEEKLY

What Authors say

"... fascinating infectious disease research tucked away on a barrier island. The plot is gripping, the writing elegant. The characters are highly driven, eccentric, funny, and scary. It had me praying for psychological screening of all scientists."

Geoffrey Leavenworth, author of ISLE OF MISFORTUNE

What Readers say

"Squarely in the biomedical thriller genre pioneered by Michael Crichton, BLOOD NOTES paints a chilling scenario. Think mutating Asian bird flu, SARS, ebola, and the flu pandemic of 1918. Truth is scarier than fiction; let?s hope this isn?t the future."

Tim Thompson, Independent Bookseller

What Scientists and Experts say

"This book is based on an exciting and quite plausible concept. I tried to put it down and get on with my life, but I failed."

Charles H. Calisher, Ph.D, Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Lab, Fort Collins, Colorado

What Readers say

"Read it while lecturing in New Zealand. I had already removed most of my ?private? stuff (photos of former girlfriends, eHarmony/Match.com matches...stuff like Mallow?s) from the file drawer of my office ? but I think I better double-check now!!

Anonymous University Professor

What Readers say

"Where else but Galveston can one envision one of the highest tech research centers in the middle of a funky island filled with seedy characters and hurricanes rattling the windows of century-old houses? This is a book you'll read, and then pass on.?

? C. C. Barnhart, AMAZON Reader

What Scientists and Experts say

"This book should be "required" reading for students in the health fields. There?s authenticity without distracting from a thrilling plot, vivid portraits of island life, a colorful cast and a dangerous balance between brilliance and madness."

Brian Gilmer, medical student

What Readers say

"What a wonderful read! A mystery, tied to science ? I was a zoology major and BLOOD NOTES has just enough?. Keeps you wondering, fast paced, and relevant!"

Rabbi Jimmy Kessler, Chairman, Community Liasion Committee, Galveston National Laboratory

What Readers say

"If you like Biothrillers, then this book is a must read! I initially bought the book for my wife; but as a medical student, I couldn't resist the allure of Peter Mallow's ill-fated research lab."

Chris York, medical student

What The Media is saying

"Started reading it on a flight to visit my daughter in D.C. and couldn?t wait to get back to it. Read it in 24 hours. Lots of stress. You can make a country song out of it - it's got everything. A great book.?

Tedd Dumas, "Open Line" talk show, KWLV 107.1 FM, East Texas and Louisiana

What The Media is saying

"I was fascinated with the 'bio bug' part of the book, but absolutely loved the characters. Mallow pedaling his bike around Galveston (when he's had a few pints) has a very sexy kind of kinkiness to him. Brenda: real, warm, sensitive yet spunky."

Trish Stevens, ASCOT Media

What Readers say

"A must read for anyone interested in the inner workings of these government-funded virus labs."

Ellen Lively Steele, Former New Mexico State Senator

What Readers say

?This is a great quick read. The plot moves along and Dr. Boor does so without every chapter having to end in some cliche'd cliffhanger. The characters are realistic, their dialogue is not forced, and the setting is ideal.

AMAZON Reader

What The Media is saying

"Toward the end, I was wishing I could stretch the book out; I was so into the characters and the story. I didn't want it to end. I REALLY want there to be a sequel."

Lin Aquilar, publicist, Chicago

What Readers say

"The diary style keeps you on the edge of your seat. My only disappointment with this fast-reading novel was just that, it was a fast, intense read. I wanted the story to continue... but, perhaps it will if Dr. Boor ever decides to write a sequel!"

Anonymous medical student