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Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam
Authored by Norene Moskalski

Hard Cover 978-0-988-38116-2
Trade Paperback 978-0-988-38117-9
Kindle, Nook, & Kobo 978-0-988-38118-6

AN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL ECO-THRILLER SET IN FRANCE, BELGIUM, SPAIN, ITALY, MONACO, AND THE UNITED STATES...

A college student collecting water samples is missing...
Another collapses on a sea foam covered beach...
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Paperback, First, 404 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Divinity Press
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Norene Moskalski
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam is a fact-based, international suspense thriller about recombinant DNA, genetic tampering, and eco-terrorism that results in a normally passive waterborne bacteria becoming virulent and infecting the world's water supply.

Nocturne is a story about justice and our personal struggle to recognize injustice and correct it; it is a story about balance--balance in everything--our work, our families, our lives, and nature.

Michael
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam delivers believable characters in a surprising scenario of how genetically modified micro-organisms could create an unstoppable pandemic. The possibility of terrorists attacking our water supply pales in comparison to what a group of well-intentioned genetic scientists could wreak if just one of them unknowingly makes a mistake. This is a well-written, exciting, fast-paced thriller!

Kate and Jake Connors, a likeable husband-wife covert agent team, embark on the task of
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Terry Mcdonald
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting eagerly for the this brillant writer, Dr. Norene M. Moskalski to finish her masterpiece.It is absolutely breathtaking,exhilarting,suspenseful and cool, sophisticated with an intriguing plot. Moskalski arranges beautiful themes that are composed to a fast musical note, that builds around each character in her book. Moskalski has spell-bounded and charmed her auidence with a new writng genre, that is powerful and done extremely well. Moskalski has incredible pasion about the se ...more
Susanne
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was a fast paced and fun adventure, backed by excellent location research and interesting scientific ideas. The premise of the book was reasonable and modern, and the characters were likeable and realistic. I enjoyed it greatly and would like to read more about the characters.
Ann
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe I stayed up all night reading Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam--I haven't done that for years. This is a great book with believable, rounded characters in a fast moving plot that is enhanced by its engaging subplots. Everything ties together in the end, but until then, we're kept guessing about the outcome because of well-placed ironic twists and turns and an unusual ending. This is fact-based fiction at its best--the author's research for this story enhances the plot and makes the seq ...more
Melodie
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
Nocturne is a suspense filled eco-thriller. The world's water supply is compromised by an engineered bacteria, and the race is on to find the terrorists and find a cure. At most risk is the world's next generation, young people in their twenties and thirties.
This was an easy story to get into. The story moved right along, and the science of the story was involved but easy to follow along with for the most part. Where the the book broke down for me was toward the end. We figured out who the ter
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Cath Mesaros
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal writer! I just finished the final page of Norene's novel on my train ride home tonight. I wrote to Norene earlier when I was 90-95% done and offered my rave reviews!!!! What a fantastic book by a phenom writer! I am handing the book over to my scientist hubby, tonight. I told him what incredible medical/scientific research Norene did, and how much I knew he'd enjoy the book. Again, I say--Bravo! If you haven't yet turned the pages, I assure you that you should begin right away. You wo ...more
Linda Lange
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dr. Norene Moskalski has come up with a nifty premise for a series. Her protagonists are a married couple, Kate and Jake Connors. The two doctors are research professors at Atlantic University's Institute for Public Policy and Safety, which is dedicated to peacefully resolving international conflicts caused by climate change. They also serve as covert agents for a privately-funded, scientific subdivision of the Institute known only as the Agency. To heighten the tension in this premier book, "No ...more
Dianne Astle
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nocturne, Opus 1, Sea Form led me to ask the more scientifically knowable folks of my acquaintance whether the things Dr. Norene Moskalski wrote about were possible. Unfortunately they are. This book is well researched and comes from a writer with a strong science background. Dr. Molkalski has a good understanding of the environmental issues that are facing our planet. She tells the story of a mentally ill eco-terrorist who genetically modifies bacteria. The bacteria is lethal to humans.

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Lisa Deckert
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nocturne, Opus 1:Seafoam is a great thriller, well-written and fast moving. My eyes kept burning as I read - proof of the power of description. There were so many characters and places that I sort of wish I'd highlighted a few notes to refer to when I couldn't remember who was who occasionally, but it wasn't a big problem. The story is full of twists and action. If you like eco-thrillers, I’d recommend this one.
Amy
Jan 22, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: first-reads
*This book was won from a First Reads giveaway on goodreads.com*
Gwen
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It had been a while since I had read a page turner!! This one was really good and I looked forward to reading it every time!
Sharon
I was given an opportunity to receive a Kindle copy of this book for an honest review. I would give it 3 1/2 stars, if the rating system would allow. I thought that the bio/eco terrorism theme is very timely and definitely gave me something to think about. Overall, the story was well paced, with the exception of the ending. I would have liked to have seen a few more pages, to be honest, as I felt that the book reached its conclusion rather abruptly. Moving forward, I would like to see more of th ...more
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Dr. Norene Moskalski can often be found enjoying the beaches of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, collecting sea glass, weathered minerals, unusual shells, and artifacts from colonial shipwrecks. A naturalist and environmentalist by nature, and a medical diagnostician by avocation, she has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and has held administrative and teaching positions at Penn ...more
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