Orchard Gap (Paperback)

By C. David Gelly

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781502961914, 306pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2015

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Description

"A rogue biotech scientist secretly nurtures her deadly GMO corn seed while America sleeps..."A brilliant Ph.D. working for a global biotech firm in Research Triangle Park North Carolina is about to be honored as the youngest recipient of the World Food Prize. Hidden deep in her laboratory is her sinister plot to use her "secret" GMO corn seed to kill and destabilize America. An adrenaline producing thriller to capture this mysterious scientist before it is too late takes the reader through the slums of Karachi to the Genetically Modified Crop (GMO) Research fields of Kauai and is unraveled in tiny Orchard Gap, Virginia. Quinn McSpain and Louisa Hawke are called upon again in this agro-terrorism thriller to capture this rogue geneticist who holds the deadliest of secrets more sinister than Ebola and must be stopped before she brings America to...its knees It is the second selection in the five novel "Gap" series. "Fancy Gap" was the 1st in the series and was very well received. In addition to over 145 Amazon reader 5-Star reviews, it was serialized for over a year in the weekend editions of the Galax, Virginia Gazette newspaper.


About the Author

C. David Gelly is the award winning author of the bestselling novel "Fancy Gap" that was very well received. In addition to over 145 Amazon reader 5-Star reviews, it was serialized for over a year in the weekend editions of the Galax, Virginia Gazette newspaper. In his second novel "Orchard Gap" he brings to life a rogue biotech scientist who secretly nurtures her deadly GMO corn seed while America sleeps. She is a brilliant Ph.D. working for a global biotech firm in Research Triangle Park North Carolina who is about to be honored as the youngest recipient of the World Food Prize. Hidden deep in her laboratory is her sinister plot to use her "secret" GMO corn seed to kill and destabilize America. An adrenaline producing thriller to capture this mysterious scientist before it is too late takes the reader through the slums of Karachi to the GMO Research fields of Kauai and is unraveled in tiny Orchard Gap, Virginia. While this novel is purely a work of fiction, it highlights many emerging developments that affect global food security. While doing research for this novel on genetically modified crops, the author came across a wide spectrum of opinions both pro and con on the place for GMO crops in the global food chain. He also became aware of the many security risks/challenges and shortcomings with the entire GMO seed lifecycle. The author has begun research on this third novel, "Volunteer Gap" that is expected to be completed in late 2015.