Doug Christie was formerly an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (University of Minnesota) and then Director/Principal Clinical Scientist with a major healthcare company. He received a BS in chemistry from Southern Oregon University and a PhD in biochemistry from Washington State University. He has extensively published in the scientific and medical literature. The Kantz Journal is his first fiction work. He lives with his wife and two gray tabby cats in central Florida.
During WWII, a Nazi physician identifies a heart attack gene that kills every male inheriting it. But this discovery remains hidden for over seventy years until it re-emerges in the research of a graduate student using modern genetic methods. Combining these two realms of information uncovers the most lethal genetic killer of the century.