Genocide by GMO
About the Book
Jim, a PhD molecular biology student, stumbles across a patented barley GMO that appears to have disappeared without any testing. His girlfriend, Maria, working on her master’s degree in archaeogenetics, discovers a dramatic and unexplained drop in the birth rate of a small African nation. Further research and assistance from friends and professors at the university lead them to the conclusion that a major agricultural company may be involved with supplying the barley that appears to be the cause of the population decline. Discovering that a local branch of the agricultural company has been deceiving him and monitoring his activities, Jim and Maria must take measures to prevent discovery of the extent of their knowledge. Finally finding the connection among three companies in Africa and the United States, along with a similar GMO that caused sterility, they must now prove the treachery and stop the genocide before an entire population disappears.
About the Author
About the Author Jim West was born and raised in Texas. Following an unscheduled interruption in his college education, Jim served a tour in the U.S. Navy in photo intelligence. After that and college completion, Jim joined the U.S. Air Force as a pilot, retiring in 1989. Next, American Airlines lowered their standards and allowed Jim to be one of their family of pilots. Retiring after sixteen years, Jim began writing, and this is his fourth published novel. Finally, with ample time on Jim’s hands, writing became the primary focus of the spare time left over from running his ranch and competitive team roping. Telling a good story has long been a Texas tradition, even if it involves some fabrication of the facts.