KEN EADE GOES “TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE”

KEN EADE, NOVELIST
– IN THE TRADITION OF GEORGE ORWELL
BUT THE GENRE OF TOM CLANCY & JOHN GRISHAM-

Obviously, the title is an homage to the famous suspense thriller by Ian Fleming, but the contents and direction of the story are unique to novelist, environmentalist and attorney, Ken Eade. Ken Eade likes to write about things he has thoroughly researched or things he knows first hand. And the fact is, that Ken Eade knows Russia first-hand and has visited there many times. He also knows the subject of GMOs very well, which has been part of his protagonist/scientist’s main professional concern in the first novel  in this exciting sequel. 

Ken Eade, although mainly a fiction writer, has a passion for reality and social justice.  Formerly a full-time attorney, he now devotes much of his time to prodigious work in creating compelling suspense thrillers in series format. His novels focus on environmental and social issues and are meant to entertain but also to address the emotional intelligence of his readers- as he deals with issues that beg for more attention but have been lost in the sleepwalking mentality fostered by conventional, morally rootless media.  In this respect, he follows in the socially conscious traditions of such diverse writers, older and newer, as Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck, George Orwell, Emile Zola, Leo Tolstoy, Upton Sinclair- but in the genre of crime, war and suspense writers like Sir Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie,  Ian Fleming, John Grisham, Tom Clancy and Lee Child, The genre of suspense thriller is an intentional choice for Ken Eade wants to capture a broad and diverse readership in one of the most well-loved type of popular literature.  But make no make mistake about it, his work, although filled with the mayhem and excitement of this genre in the second category, he never forgets the intention of authors in the first.

“To Russia with Love” is the second book in Ken Eade’s Involuntary Spy suspense thriller. The involuntary spy, a scientist named Seth Rogan who, in the first book in the series, took on the mammoth Seed King agrobiz Bohometh, Germanat, which was willing to unleash dangerous GMOs on the public, now must return to Russia where his secret agent girlfriend has disappeared.  The setting is the beginning of dangerous civil war in Ukraine and Rogan must pursue his quest amongst the chaos of clashing political powers and the constant threat of increasing violence. All during this time, Rogan suspects that Germanat has inserted himself into the war and wonders if the giant company is responsible for her disappearance.

TO RUSSIAN WITH LOVE
-THE ADVENTURE BEGINS-

There is no monopoly on common sense,
On either side of the political fence,
We share the same biology,
Regardless of ideology.
Believe me when I say to you,
I hope the Russians love their children too.

Sting

Seth Rogan woke up with a feeling that something was wrong this morning. In fact, he had woken up on the wrong side of the bed every morning for the past three weeks, since his girlfriend, Natalia Andropova (nicknamed Natasha) had not been in it. It had been very comfortable in this Hawaiian paradise as long as she had been here, but now she was gone and the room seemed empty – home was not home anymore.

Natasha’s boss had called and had sent her on a special assignment. That boss was none other than Vladimir Putin, arguably the most, or second most, powerful man in the world. Natasha served as an undercover agent for the Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB – the successor to the old KGB.

Seth had woken up in a foul mood every day since she had left, and for the first time since he had settled in this island paradise, he was bored. It didn’t make sense. Who could be bored with a beautiful house on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii? He had his biological research to keep him busy, and he talked to her on the phone every day. Still it was not the same.

Since she had left, the first order of business was the telephone, something that Seth normally found to be a nuisance. Natasha was in Moscow presently, which was 14 hours ahead of Hawaii, so hers was the voice that Seth woke up to every morning and the one that put him to bed, but he had not heard from her in four days, and that made sleeping more of a chore than a necessity.

He had spent his waking hours, which were expanding due to his worries, calling her cell phone and leaving messages, texting an emailing, but Natasha had not responded. That was not like her, as she had been regularly checking in with him. Something was not right.

Seth looked at the clock. 9:30 already. That’s odd, by now she should have called. Five minutes later, the phone rang. He rolled over and grabbed the phone.

“Hey baby.”

“Seth, it’s me – Abramov. The voice of Boris Abramov was a familiar one; one he knew from the days when he had lived undercover in Russia.

“Boris, I thought you were Natasha. I’m so glad you called.”

“She’s missing Seth.”

“Missing?” Seth’s heart surged as if it would jump out of his throat. “What are you talking about?”

“Someone has put out an anonymous missing persons report. We are looking for her.”

Seth was in a panic. He could not think. He got up from his bed and paced the floor.

“But Natasha’s supposed to be in Moscow.”

“She arrived in Kiev two weeks ago. She was to attend agricultural conference.”

“I know, I know, I was going to the same conference. But the conference was in Moscow. Why was she in Kiev?”

“They sent her there on assignment.”

“What kind of assignment?”

“I can’t talk about it over phone. Can you come to Kiev?”

“I’ll be on the next plane. How do I reach you?”

“Not me. You will meet Victor Godinov, our man with Russian Embassy.”

“What about the police? Are they working on it?”

“They say they are – Detective Ivan Petrenko is in charge of case. I’m not sure what help he may be, but I would like you to be on ground in Kiev in case we need you – in case Natasha needs you.”

“Of course, I’m there.”

Seth frantically wrote down the information, fired up his laptop, and booked a ticket to Kiev. It was over 21 hours of flying with layovers in San Francisco and Munich – 21 hours more that Natasha would be missing, and every second of that would count.

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   KEN EADE

   HIS BOOKS MAY BE NOVELS, BUT THEY ARE NEVER FANTASY
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THE SUSPENSE MAY PUT YOU ON THE SEAT OF YOUR CHAIR
BUT YOU ALWAYS KNOW THE REALITY GOES WAY BEYOND FICTION
YOU ARE NEVER ENGAGED WITHOUT A REASON…

 




HUGO RODIER, MD: MILK AND NUTRITIONAL REALITY

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Integrative View of Routine Mammogram Screening

October 26th, 2016
by Hugo Rodier, MD

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THE THRICE BORN – A FIERY OMEN

TALES FROM THE THRICE BORN

The Ship was called “El Tesoro Del Cielo”- Treasure from Heaven- even though it was a very earthbound Spanish treasure ship- on a journey to mysterious treasure. Yet this ship whose Captain and crew longed for this treasure- would very soon encounter another gift from the celestial regions above. But not a pleasant gift, indeed. In this short excerpt, we experience an omen, a fiery foreshadowing of things to come.

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THE FIERY OMEN- AN EXCERPT FROM “THE THRICE BORN”

“Every hand to rigging!” Estefano’s voice bellowed over the wind and rain. “Look lively, men!” Two dozen sailors were already at their duties on the wet and slick deck, every muscle taut in a steely effort to hold the ship’s lines against the few bucking sails not yet rolled to posts. A flash of lightning through the black sky silhouetted the Captain’s grim features as he tied off a bowline. A loud crash from the bow made him look there. Voices called from the hold, the quartermaster’s shrill Spanish cursing the loudest below deck. The storm had risen out of nowhere, tossing the El tesoro del cielo on the angry night waters of the Caribbean’s notorious Dragon’s Teeth, sending the crew scattering on deck and within its large hold. Every mast was furled on the Spanish galleon, all cargo secured in the hold, but it was not enough. A sea-splitting thunderclap echoed across the hurling waves, followed by a crack of lightning that hit the foresail derrick. Flames erupted along the post, lacing up to the wood to the canvas, fire spreading instantly, the crosstrees framing a fiery cross near the forecastle. Half the sailors on deck paused for an instant to stare in shock at the flaming symbol, faces ashen as they hurriedly crossed themselves. “God’s blood! We’re cursed now!” Estefano cried as he latched a rope dowel. “Remember your position!” the Captain called to his first mate. “Set an example, Estefano!” “Aye, Capitán!” Rain splattered man and ship alike as the helmsman tried to steer the treasure ship among the bellicose waves threatening to sink it. The flaming crosstree of rigging was an omen to many in the crew, but every spare hand grabbed a line and bucket and began dousing the fire. An eerie light of fire and lightning washed the deck as men scrambled to put out the flames. It was by far the worst storm the Captain had seen in his twelve years as master of the ship. His fist gripped a thick rope to the center mast above, the rigging whipping violently in the gusting winds as he looked out over deck which was now a menagerie of water, flames, oaths, and desperate seamen battling those flames. Another crash rolled up from the hold, and this time the quartermaster’s curses were louder.

Carlos Lopez Avery & Johnny Blue Star. THRICE BORN (Kindle Locations 48-68).

The Thrice Born” Copyright © 2014  by Johnny Blue Star & Carlos Lopez Avery

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HUGO RODIER, MD: AN INTEGRATIVE VIEW ON ROUTINE MAMMOGRAM SCREENING

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Integrative View of Routine Mammogram Screening

October 17rd, 2016

A while back the Swiss raised a lot of eyebrows by declaring—with good evidence published in the New England J. of Medicine—that mammograms are not what they are cracked up to be. They don’t recommend them anymore.

Abolishing Mammography Screening Programs? A View from the Swiss Medical Board     N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1965

Now we hear the same thing from another set of investigators. Take the time to study this issue on your own. Don’t take my word for it. But, I still feel that a THERMOGRAM is the best way to screen women in addition to decreasing exposure and increasing detoxification of XENOESTROGENS in the environment.

Breast-Cancer Tumor Size, Overdiagnosis, and Mammography Screening Effectiveness     N Engl J Med 2016; 375:1438.

After the advent of screening mammography, the proportion of detected breast tumors that were small (invasive tumors measuring <2 cm or in situ carcinomas) increased from 36% to 68%; the proportion of detected tumors that were large (invasive tumors measuring ≥2 cm) decreased from 64% to 32%. However, this trend was less the result of a substantial decrease in the incidence of large tumors (with 30 fewer cases of cancer observed per 100,000 women in the period after the advent of screening than in the period before screening) and more the result of a substantial increase in the detection of small tumors (with 162 more cases of cancer observed per 100,000 women). Assuming that the underlying disease burden was stable, only 30 of the 162 additional small tumors per 100,000 women that were diagnosed were expected to progress to become large, which implied that the remaining 132 cases of cancer per 100,000 women were overdiagnosed (i.e., cases of cancer were detected on screening that never would have led to clinical symptoms). The potential of screening to lower breast cancer mortality is reflected in the declining incidence of larger tumors. However, with respect to only these large tumors, the decline in the size-specific case fatality rate suggests that improved treatment was responsible for at least two thirds of the reduction in breast cancer mortality.

Conclusions

Although the rate of detection of large tumors fell after the introduction of screening mammography, the more favorable size distribution was primarily the result of the additional detection of small tumors. Women were more likely to have breast cancer that was overdiagnosed than to have earlier detection of a tumor that was destined to become large. The reduction in breast cancer mortality after the implementation of screening mammography was predominantly the result of improved systemic therapy.

MEDSCAPE Commentary:

The AP (10/12, Marchione) reports that research published in the New England Journal of Medicine “questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening.”

Reuters (10/12, Emery) reports that investigators “found that mammography resulted in the discovery of 162 more cases of breast cancer for every 100,000 women, but only 30 of those small tumors were expected to grow and become a danger,” which “suggests more than four times as many cases – 132 in all – were what is known as overdiagnosed.”

MedPage Today (10/12, Walker) reports that the study “also found that while the breast cancer mortality rate improved during the study period, screening did not appear to be the predominant reason.”

NBC News (10/12, Douglas, Dunn, Fox) reports on its website, however, that some “experts…called the report deeply flawed and urged women to get mammograms as recommended.”

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THE THRICE BORN – FALLEN ANGELS ON THE RISE

For centuries, mankind has been fascinated by the idea of fallen angels. Imagine a sublime species of Creation, seated beside a Heavenly Throne, willing to risk everything to war against the Creator- with devastating consequences for themselves and mankind. The Fall of Angels, which John Milton poetically transcribed in Paradise Lost is intimately connected with the Fall of Man, for, in traditional religious terms, what is the Devil but the a Fallen Angel? And is it not the Devil’s province to tempt and torment man with his bag of tricks and host of demons? But suppose we look at this story in a slightly different way- perhaps through the lens of a sci-fi science fiction thriller?  Perhaps in something called, “The Thrice Born- Part I of the Pray for the Angels Trilogy?” by Carlos Lopez Avery and Johnny Blue Star.

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FROM THE PROLOGUE

We are very thrilled to be able to present to our readers a merry excursion into the fate of the Fallen Angels in a context that mixes science fiction, horror, suspense with a touch of ancient myth and, hopefully, profound speculation- not untouched by a bit of comedy sprinkled here and there. The Thrice Born is the first of a series of books and films called, Pray for the Angels! that address one of the most widely disseminated stories in Western Civilization. Yes, it takes a light-hearted touch but it also touches on realities that have been treated not only Biblically but in apocryphal texts, most notably the Book of Enoch. Also, a lot literature and films. Nonethless, prepare for some surprises! In this story, we feature a very intimate angelic encounter that has occurred over aeons of time, since the beginnings of Mankind. Yes, we have borrowed from all kinds of speculative accounts of what this all means- Were the Nephilim aliens intervening in the genetic fate of mankind, interdimensional travelers who aided mankind’s early history or angels that largely became demonic because of transgressions against their Creator? We explore our own theory here- but truly this is just a fictional platform- not any kind of philosophic commitment. We are just novelists having a bit of fun but not too shy of trying to make you think about what the Descent of the Angels could actually mean. If we were late night radio hosts, we would probably be trying mainly to make you afraid but as novelists we are not totally heartless in this way. Still, we can’t

The Thrice Born” Copyright © 2014  by Johnny Blue Star & Carlos Lopez Avery




HUGO RODIER, MD: AN INTEGRATIVE VIEW ON PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

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Integrative View of Prostate Cancer Screening

October 3rd, 2016

An Integrative View on Prostate Cancer Screening

Because the statistics do not show a significant longer lifespan on men who undergo treatment for prostate cancer (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc.) many doctors are no longer recommending screening for prostate cancer. This is good news for patients who have stayed away from clinics fearing the dreaded “finger.”

But, Urologists still recommend the blood test PSA and the rectal exam, arguing that some prostate cancers are very aggressive and, if caught early, they can be treated with significant gains in longevity.

In my opinion an integrative approach to this polarized issue is to abandon the rectal exam altogether. In three decades of practice I cannot recall a single patient who benefitted from that torture.

But, I still recommend the PSA, not so much for the reasons noted by Urologists—which make sense in selected cases, especially when the patient demands it—but, because a patient may be offered a non-pharmaceutical, nutritional approach that is safe, and effective in lowering the PSA. When patients see a visible and significant drop they are further motivated to change their lifestyles, and improve their Immuno-Detoxification system.

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Pathology and Lab Medicine 2016 American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Annual Meeting:  PSA Screening Persists Despite Recommendations to Stop.

“Is it time to abandon the digital rectal examination? Lessons from the PLCO Cancer Screening Trial and peer-reviewed literature,” J. Current Medical Research and Opinion Published online 04 Jul 2016

About the Author

Hugo Rodier, MD is an integrative physician based in Draper, Utah who specializes in healing chronic disease at the cellular level by blending proper nutrition, lifestyle changes, & allopathic practices when necessary.

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