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John B. Olson

Author Bio:

John Olson is an award-winning novelist and computational biochemist who lives with his wife Amy and two children in San Leandro, CA. John earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and did postdoctoral research at the University of California at San Francisco. After almost eight years as a director and principal scientist at a major scientific software company, John quit his day job to devote himself full-time to a ministry of writing and speaking. His books have won several awards, including a Christy Award, two Christy finalists, ACFW Suspense Book of the Year, a Silver Angel Award, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, and placement on the New York Public Library’s list, Books for the Teen Age.

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Fossil Hunter

In the desolate Iraqi desert, a lone shepherd stumbles across a whale fossil. Initial analysis indicates that it could be a new species—a discovery that could shed new light on the evolution debate. Paleontologist Dr. Katie James is asked to lead an expedition to recover the rest of the fossil before…

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“Bury me standing. I must be buried standing.” Deep in the swamps of southern Louisiana, Mariutza’s beloved grandfather whispers his ominous last request--and dies in her arms. All her life he's looked after her. He's trained her in the old Gypsy ways and kept her hidden away in the swamp. But…

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A monstrous waking nightmare pursues graduate student Hailey Maniates across San Francisco to Golden Gate Park where she is rescued by a towering homeless man. She seems able to read her rescuer’s mind, but is it just a delusion? Doctors diagnose her as a paranoid schizophrenic and attempt to prescribe…

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT... James Parker is waging a frantic search for a cure. Through he is a brilliant biochemistry student with a promising career ahead, a crippling disease is stealing his future. Now desperation threatens to carry him beyond the limits of medical ethics. A PHANTOM IS TERRORIZING THE…

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A TRAGIC ACCIDENT OR A SUICIDE MISSION? In the year 2012 Valkerie Jansen, a young microbial ecologist, is presented with an amazing opportunity to continue her research as a member of the NASA corps of astronauts. When a sudden resignation opens the door for her to be a part of a mission to Mars, her…

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