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James Marshall Smith

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James Marshall Smith is a writer and scientist, whose novels are informed--and sometimes inspired!--by his varied research career, from space satellites to molecular biophysics. He was Chief of Radiation Studies for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta for over a decade and has served in consulting or advisory roles on nuclear-threat countermeasures for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, the G7 Global Health Security Action Group in Berlin, London and Paris, and for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

His debut novel—Silent Source—was one of three international finalists for the 2015 Clive Cussler Grand Master Award. His other novel—Hybrid, another suspense/thriller—was a
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James Marshall Smith Freedom to create your own imagined world, hoping others might enjoy going there with you.
James Marshall Smith I write a memo to myself explaining what my problem is, then, step by step, usually arrive at the solution to why I was stumped. Bottom line: I write …moreI write a memo to myself explaining what my problem is, then, step by step, usually arrive at the solution to why I was stumped. Bottom line: I write myself out of it!(less)
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Silent Source

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Why is the Picture of a Black Hole a Big Deal?

After more than a decade of super-coordinated technical work, the astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope—a global network of radio telescopes around the Earth—gave us the first picture of a Black Hole. It is a massive glob of what appears to be nothingness, 55 million light years away. Talk about unintended consequences. Einstein himself found the prediction of a Black Hole in his general theo

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Rules are rules was stuffed into him from the crib like he was a Thanksgiving turkey.”
James Marshall Smith, Silent Source

“--I’m looking forward to finally having some free time.

--That’s what graves are for, aren’t they? Why they dig ’em deep. Quieter down there.”
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“Like fashion, torture comes in a variety of styles.”
James Marshall Smith, Silent Source

“Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.”
Michael Crichton

“His gut told him that somehow the rosary had played a role in Father O’Shannon’s sudden life-threatening illness. But a rosary of tourmaline beads that changed color overnight?”
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