Author Thomas A. Marks Reflects the Worsening Condition of the Planet and Its Inhabitants

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Book shares an alarming and groundbreaking story about the welfare of the environment.

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In an article posted in, writer Michael Meacher features the scientific findings that alarm the public about environmental threats and the horrors of global warming. In line with this, a compelling fiction titled “STRAYS” shares the riveting story of a man who is in search for the cure for cancer but winds up investigating a more serious worldwide phenomenon. Written by author Thomas A. Marks, this novel reveals the professional journey of a character named Mat who comes across a disturbing discovery about the deteriorating health of human beings, animals and the negative physical changes of the planet.

Mat is a brilliant, talented and passionate man whose goal in life is to find the cure for cancer and perhaps get a Nobel Prize. However, due to political conflicts, he loses his cancer research funding. Such twist of fate leads him to take a position in the blossoming field of toxicology. Unbeknownst to him, this detour in his life brings him face-to-face with the grim realities of the earth and its inhabitants.

Although successful in the area of toxicology, Mat found it difficult to accept that synthetic chemicals or pharmaceuticals were responsible for most human cancers and birth defects. As he went further, he soon realizes that the health problems exhibited by dogs and other domestic animals are just a small fragment of the enormous threats to mankind and the world it lives in.

Thrilling and engaging, “STRAYS” is a well-crafted literary masterpiece that stirs awareness about the current situation of the planet, vis-à-vis evidence indicating that vast changes have occurred throughout its long geological history. It calls out to government leaders, politicians and the media, to take time in addressing the environmental issues that have been long-been ignored and have fallen into deaf ears. Reflecting the physical condition of the planet and how it greatly affects mankind and all other life forms, this story sends a vital message to its readers about the consequences of advancing simple solutions to complex problems.

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About the Author
Thomas A. Marks, a native of Fairfield, Connecticut, now resides with his wife Deborah in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Connecticut (BA in chemistry and MS in biochemistry) and SUNY at Buffalo (PhD in pharmacology). Marks was a staff fellow with the National Heart and Lung Institute and held positions at three contract research organizations before spending eighteen years with the Upjohn Co. in Kalamazoo, Michigan. There, he headed a group employing rats and rabbits to determine if pharmaceuticals caused birth defects or affected reproductive performance. He closed out his career as a toxicologist with AstraZeneca in Wilmington, Delaware.
STRAYS * by Thomas A. Marks
Publication Date: September 7, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 674 pages; 978-1-4771-5383-3
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