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Break Bone Fever by Mary Rae, M.D. and Wanda Venters, M.D.

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Break Bone Fever

A Finnerty and Liccione Mystery

Mary L. Rae, M.D. and Wanda J. Venters, M.D.

A Colorado Humanities Book Award Finalist!

Dr. Louise Finnerty and Dr. Marnie Liccione plunge into the murder investigation of their friend, but can they solve it before it's too late?

On a warm fall night, Dr. Gennifer Drake’s body washes up on a foggy beach in Galveston, Texas. Shocked by their friend’s death, Dr. Louise Finnerty, an emergency medicine physician and Dr. Marnie Liccione, a recently widowed pediatrician, plunge into the murder investigation of their friend and classmate. Dr. Drake had been researching a deadly new form of dengue fever at the ultra-high security Galveston National Laboratory. Aided by climate change, this mosquito borne illness, known as Break Bone Fever, is spreading northward and threatening the United States.

With the help of investigative reporter and an unconventional police detective, they confront the growing movement of Q-Anon conspiracists and untangle the web of lies being propagated by a cabal inside the Environmental Protection Agency. As time runs out to stop the pandemic, they face a fight not just for justice, but for their lives.

Category Eco-Medical Thriller


Hardcover: $22.99

Paperback: $13.99

Ebook: $8.99

Author Bios

A native of Oklahoma City, Dr. Wanda J. Venters attended Yale for her undergraduate studies. She returned to Oklahoma City for her medical degree and completed her pediatric residency in San Antonio with the US Army. Retiring from her pediatric practice after three decades, she began her second career as a writer in 2019. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two labradoodles and a Siamese cat. She has three grown children and three grandchildren. She is an avid gardener, golfs with more enthusiasm than skill, and enjoys a craft beer. You can follow her and the Unicorn family on Facebook or at her blog

Dr. Mary Rae grew up in New York and graduated from Colgate University before attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She trained in Emergency Medicine, which she practiced in Texas for twenty years before transitioning to Primary Care. During her ten years in Houston, she enjoyed exploring the Gulf Coast. Shortly after retiring from medicine in 2020, she and her husband moved to California. She plans to use her time to continue writing, improve her Spanish and French, and learn how to garden on the West Coast.

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