HIV Not Started by Nazi Scientists, Says Author

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A. J. Ragland, author of the international spy thriller, The Genesis Legacy, recently responded to the controversy regarding one of the plot lines of his new novel:

"This is a fictional story that, in part, includes the development of a pathogen in 1921 that attacks the human immune system like HIV. If you buy into conspiracies, you might believe some of it,” said the author. “For me it was just a really great idea to build a story around, so I took it to the next level. Who knows if it ever really happened – if the Nazis were responsible for what we face today. The story does not include any factual evidence that German pharmaceutical companies played any role in the development and spread of HIV or AIDS."

The adventure sweeps from a German research center hidden deep in the Amazon jungle in 1921 – to the eve of the Coronation in 1953 London. From a secret chamber beneath the bombed out ruins of the Wächteradler castle, to a Nazi aircraft lying at the bottom of a Scottish loch. From the back alleys of Paris and the pageantry of Buckingham Palace, to a heart-pounding air chase across the North Atlantic to San Francisco. Helena Claybourn and John Kincaid must race against time to unravel the web of treachery surrounding Shining Waters, and stop a catastrophe that could plague the world for decades to come.

“If you miss Robert Ludlum and can’t wait for the next Ken Follet adventure, this is the next best read. A smart, exhilarating, terrifying thriller,” says John Robertson, entertainment editor for The Tracy Connection. “You simply can’t put it down.”

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Available from most booksellers in hardback and large softcover.

ISBN: 1-4208-0334-4 (e)    

ISBN: 1-4208-0332-8 (sc)    

ISBN: 1-4208-0333-6 (dj)

Subject: Spy Thriller    

Pages: 500

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