The Mars Effect by Matt Sorensen
Approx. 21,310 words.
Published on March 7, 2011.
Dr.Marcus Bettinger is researching ways to increase crop yields to feed the world's exploding population. He discovers the answer in a most unlikely place and is preparing to publish his findings when he comes head-to-head with powerful and ruthless interests who will resort to kidnapping and murder to further their own agenda.