MALICIOUS DECEPTION is essentially complete. It goes to the copy editor on February 25th, to the proofreader the first week of April, and to Amazon for publishing on June 1st. It is a total remake of NUCLEAR TIME BOMB that moves faster, is more engaging, has less technogobble, and enhances Dr. Essie Openwaters’ challenges and personality.
Twenty-one-year-old Essie Openwaters armed with two PhDs from Stanford (chemical engineering and earth sciences) starts her dream job as a research scientist at a national laboratory only to find her childhood demons keep her from being a team player and threaten her job. When she finds a fifty-year-old memo carefully hidden in a surplus US Atomic Energy Commission desk she was refinishing, her attempt to validate it lead her into dark world of Ty Rettig, a psychopathic billionaire with secrets to protect.
MALICIOUS DECEPTION, a techno thriller novel featuring Dr. Essie Openwaters, is now available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Malicious-Deception-stop-billionaire-psychopath-ebook/dp/B09XLW9ML6/ref=sr_1_3?crid=93FYENKK6QYG&keywords=w+michael+hewitt&qid=1649701658&sprefix=%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-3). Dr. Essie Openwaters, a twenty-one-year-old Native American, starts her new dream job as a research scientist at Washington National Research Laboratory only to find the inner demons planted during her childhood prevent her from being a team player, a requirement to remain at the laboratory. When she finds a fifty-year-old memo in a surplus Atomic Energy Commission desk, life turns into a nightmare as she struggles to prevent a nuclear time bomb from devastating the Pacific Northwest while dodging assassins dispatched by Ty Rettig, a psychopathic billionaire who must stop Essie from uncovering the secrets the memo could lead to.
Malicious Deception is a major rewrite of a previous novel, Nuclear Time Bomb.