Chris lives in California with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid gardener and enjoys playing contract bridge, working jigsaw puzzles, long-distance running, and spoiling his four granddaughters. He is an epidemiologist whose medical career spans pediatric practice, academic preventive medicine, and U.S. Navy Medical Service. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, Riverside; an M.D. from the University of Cincinnati; and a M.Sc. in Public Health from the University of Utah. He has authored fifteen professional articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics as diverse as pediatrics, occupational medicine, biomedical ethics, and the history of medicine. He was a consultant for the 19th Edition of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, and has served as a reviewer for several professional journals. He is also a consultant to the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. His first romance, Blood on the Tartan, is now available, as is his fast-paced thriller, The Mosquito Tapes. Chris also has several short stories in the works for various anthologies.
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The Garden of Evil
The Garden of Evil ~ A novel highlighting the threat of food-borne bioterrorism. Based on cutting-edge science, the terrorist finds a way to incorporate a deadly poison directly into growing vegetables.
Dr. Holmes tells an exciting and realistically frightening story of domestic terrorism that'll leave you hanging on the edge of your seat, keep you awake at night, and turning the pages to the end
A short Sci-Fi mystery...
A humorous, clever, fast-paced sci-fi mystery about eReaders, Numbers Stations, international espionage, and space travelers – and about a man who’s caught in the middle of all this. A hard-science fiction story told with a light touch.
If this doesn’t make you pause a finger over the ‘ON’ button of your eReader, better start reading!
Spores, Plagues and History: The Story of Anthrax
Spores, Plagues and History: The Story of Anthrax traces the history of anthrax epidemics and bioterrorism from the time of Moses to Saddam Hussein.
It has been favorably reviewed in the Lancet, The Journal of Emergency Medicine, The Bulletin of the History of Medicine and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.
The Medusa Strain
The Medusa Strain, a Foreword Magazine finalist for best mystery, is a gripping novel of bioterrorism that stunningly portrays the dangers of biological terrorism in ways non-fiction never could.
The Mosquito Tapes
Jack Youngblood is San Diego’s Chief Medical Examiner. Dead bodies are his business. A recovering alcoholic, Jack hasn’t had a date since he’s been sober.
When Jill Hanraty, a Forensic Investigator, joins his department, Jack falls for her like a mountain climber losing his grip.
This fast-paced novel is full of chases, plot twists, and a dramatic climax.
Blood on the Tartan
Catherine Ross rallies her neighbors to resist the mass evictions, which empty the glens of people and replace them with sheep.
Duty conflicts with love. There’s only one woman for Constable Ian MacGregor - Catherine. However, he is torn by that love and his sense of honor.
Will Ian become her greatest adversary, or will they both perish in the Highland Clearances?