Book: Beyond Guilty by Richard Brawercategories: Book, Nanomedicine, Death Sentence, Female Protagonist, Wrongly Convicted, Serial Killer, Prison Escape, Medical Thriller
Richard Brawerabout this book: I always like to include something educational in my novels. In Beyond Guilty I was searching for a way to break my protagonist out of prison and what would happen to her when she finally escaped. When I read an article about nanomedicine, I thought, that's it, nanomedicine will solve both problems as well as be the educational component of the novel.
Nanomedicine is the creation of microscopic, computerized robots that are infused into the blood stream carrying medicine to attack a specific diseased cell. Unlike current drugs that attack many parts of the body and create additional problems as explained in TV ads, nanomedicine robots home in on infected cells and destroy them and them alone, with no side effects. Having no medical experience, I researched nanomedicine on the web. But did I portray it correctly? Did I write it so a layperson could follow it?
To answer the first question, I started sending e-mails to the authors of the articles I read. One scientist, Robert A. Freitas Jr. J.D., Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, was kind enough to edit my references to nanomedicine and has written an essay at the end of the novel explaining how far this research has come and when it will be available.
The second question was answered by the reviewers. "The author's inclusion of the concept of nanomedicine in the plot is articulate and intriguing..." Von Pittman for The Genreview. Others called it "fascinating", "interesting", "engrossing", "a scientific morality play". No one said they could not understand it.
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