Author Writes New Novel of Medical Mystery and Intrigue

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Protagonist undergoes medical treatment, discovering corruption that threatens her life

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“The idea that human evolution might one day take a significant and discontinuous jump forward has long intrigued me,” explains author Don Thompson. “When coupled with the likelihood that such a jump would initially be misunderstood by the medical establishment, the elements for a story emerged.” It was this sentiment that inspired his new book, “Second Nature” (published by Trafford Publishing).

In “Second Nature,” Thompson tells the intriguing story of Allison Walker, a Seattle yacht broker with unexplained medical knowledge who is misdiagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. When she becomes a patient in a psycho-physiological clinical trial conducted by a highly respected institute, she discovers dangerous side effects of the treatment, as well as corruption within the organization. With this new information in hand, she must find a way to expose them without losing her life in the process.

“Getting this treatment into mainstream use could create enormous revenue for CRI or whatever spinoff Carver has in mind. I’m sure Carver must have patented the device, and if he has, he and his investors stand to make more money that Bill Gates ever did. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but probably not by much. And based on what I heard yesterday, there’s no philanthropy in Carver’s plan.”

“So, what does all this mean?” asked Allison. She had shifted her position on the couch and was now sitting straight up, her eyes pinned on Kane’s.

“It means that we’re in danger, both you and I.”

“Scientific integrity is essential to human progress and, when compromised, can lead to damage that extends well beyond the field initially involved.”

Readers will be able to identify with the idea that greed and fear can lead to compromises with potentially damaging consequences in this well-crafted, suspenseful new novel.

About the Author
Don Thompson received a degree in applied physics and information science from the University of California, San Diego in 1973. He enjoyed a career in software development before leaving the corporate world in 2000 to pursue his love of writing. He is the author of three young adult novels and now Second Nature, an adult medical suspense novel. Thompson lives with his wife, Donna, in Woodinville, Wash. They have two grown children.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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