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LA authors David R.Fett MD and Hollywood producer Steve Langford seek lit agent for book WHITE LIES

CA Authors David R. Fett MD and Hollywood Producer-Writer Stephen Langford reveal sequel WHITE LIES, a follow-up to their acclaimed 2011 bioterrorist thriller novel WHITE SLEEPER. Authors invite agent and publisher interest for WHITE LIES.

 
PRLog - Dec. 14, 2011 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Los Angeles, CA - - Los Angeles authors David R. Fett, M.D. and award winning Hollywood producer-writer Stephen Langford announce the availability of their forthcoming sequel - - WHITE LIES - - to their 2011 acclaimed book WHITE SLEEPER (www.whitesleeper.com).  The authors invite those interested literary agents, trade book and small press publishing companies to contact them at david@whitesleeper.com for more information on WHITE LIES.    

WHITE LIES, the second installment in the WHITE SLEEPER Dr. Dave Richards series, finds the doctor and FBI Special Agent Paula Mushari at the head of an investigation of a bio-weapons attack in Boston, MA.  They soon discover that it is somehow connected to a secret project called “Dresden.”  A covert group inside the U.S. federal government is bent on silencing them before they uncover a plot to use bio-weapons in the United States.  

WHITE SLEEPER has garnered a host of laudatory book reviews including Publishers Weekly that said:  “A recovering alcoholic doctor who works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention converts effortlessly and rapidly from insightful intellectual into an action hero; those who accept the implausibility of the setup will find this present-day medical thriller diverting…things move swiftly to a satisfying conclusion.”

Book reviewer Beth Adams of Pacific Book Review wrote:  “David R. Fett and Stephen Langford work well together…WHITE SLEEPER is simply infectious!  Just as the 'little things' in the authors’ style lend itself to a memorable book, it’s the 'little things' in life – those pictured on the cover under an electron microscope – which can kill you.”

IP Book Reviews reviewer Melissa Brown Levine said in her review of WHITE SLEEPER:
“‘White Sleeper’ is a timely story of extremism and the new normal that has settled across America in the nearly ten years since the towers came down.  It is also a tale of sacrifice, courage and second chances.  I highly recommend it.”

Both Colonel Gaddafi and Osama bin Laden may be gone, but threats of terrorist attacks on the United States still remain a frightening possibility as WHITE SLEEPER suggests.  Among the scariest scenarios is an attack using toxic biological agents, which could cause untold number of deaths throughout this country.

That’s the unsettling premise that drives the new bioterrorist thriller WHITE SLEEPER.  Fett, a Los Angeles-based ophthalmologist and bioterrorism expert, and Langford, a screenwriter and producer, are longtime friends who teamed up to write a story that combines the threat of a homegrown terrorist linking up with foreign terrorists who wreak biological havoc on the United States, each with their own reasons.

When Arkansas experiences a wave of rare, fatal diseases, the CDC calls in Dave Richards, a doctor with a shady past, to investigate.  Richards sees this as an opportunity to clear his reputation and save his career.  He joins with FBI agent Paula Mushari to investigate the seeming plague.  When they think they’ve found the person responsible for the bioterrorism, they find themselves drawn deeper into a sinister pact between a white supremacist and a vengeful terrorist sect, each bent on causing mass destruction on the American populace.  Richards and Mushari must race against the clock – and their own personal issues – to prevent a catastrophic plague from breaking out.

WHITE SLEEPER is Fett’s first published book, although he has published many articles in his field. “I’ve always had an interest in toxicology,” says Fett, who holds a graduate degree in toxicology from MIT.  “I thought for some time about writing a non-fiction book on bio-terrorism.  I told Steve about my idea and he suggested collaborating with him on a novel.”  Fett did extensive research on biological agents and bioterrorism, and he and Langford began to meet weekly to work out the narrative and characters for WHITE SLEEPER.  The title, Fett notes, springs from the concept of a Caucasian homegrown terrorist joining with a foreign terrorist sleeper cell, “like a cross between Timothy McVeigh and Al Qaeda.”

Fett’s main reasons for writing WHITE SLEEPER were “entertainment and education,” he says.  "The thriller part is to make people wake up.  People need to be vigilant, act together, and open themselves up to the world at large.  We need to protect the whole world from homegrown and foreign terrorists.”  Both Fett and Langford are fans of the biological terror novels of Michael Crichton (“The Andromeda Strain”) and Robin Cook (“Coma”), so it was natural for them to conceive a novel in a similar vein, Fett says.  In one respect, then, WHITE SLEEPER is a tribute to those writers.

About the Authors
David R. Fett, M.D. is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery around the eye, such as removing skin cancers around the eye, fixing children born with drooped lids, accidents, etc.  He holds a B.S. degree in applied biochemistry, an M.S. degree in toxicology from MIT and received his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School.  Fett has published numerous articles on medical topics; WHITE SLEEPER is his first work of fiction.  He lives in the Los Angeles area with his family.  Stephen Langford is a TV and movie writer and producer of more than 150 hours of prime time television.  His credits include “Family Matters,” “Malcolm and Eddie,” and the movie “Lovewrecked,” for which he was screenwriter.  He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and lives in Tarzana, CA with his family.  The WHITE LIES web site is under construction as www.whiteliesthebook.com.

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