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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

4.02 avg rating — 583 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Hybrid

4.10 avg rating — 68 ratings3 editions
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July 21-24, 2018

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So many new ideas were lobbed out by so many gifted writers and journalists. And so many old ideas and baggage I had to re-examine. Of course, more than a few speakers had at least to mention, if not expound upon, the Elephant in the Room. Two things are clear: (1) that happens wherever one thousand Americans congregate these days and (2) Pres...

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Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman
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Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent
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"I thought this book was great. I love the outdoors, Yellowstone and have a strange fascination around wolf related horror/thriller stories. Here i was reading along, the plot built up to the big moments of the book and then it was over. It's as if..." Read more of this review »
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Looking for a Ship by John McPhee
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Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker
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"I am a chicken when it comes to reading anything scary that involves animals. Pet Cemetery, Jurassic Park, and Jaws both still haunt me. But, after this book was recommended, I decided to bravely try Hybrid by James Marshall Smith. And, I am glad..." Read more of this review »
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James Marshall Smith added a status update: Hi Friends and Followers,

Happy New Year! I'm celebrating 2018 with the launch of my new novel: HYBRID: A THRILLER. You can check it out on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077ZJM1XQ

Or read all about my experience in writing the book on my latest blog post: https://tinyurl.com/yd9vfx5u

Many thanks for following me!

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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.”
James Marshall Smith, Silent Source

“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?”
James Marshall Smith, Silent Source

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