Wanting only to be a respected scientist and forget the hatred, bigotry, and poverty that dominated her youth, Dr. Essie Openwaters finds herself targeted by a powerful psychopathic murderer as she struggles to protect the Pacific Northwest from a devastating explosion and overcome inner childhood demons that threaten her career. Malicious Deception is a mystery techno thriller that pits a 21-year-old Native American woman against trained assassins and corrupt federal officials as she races to protect the area where she lives from a catastrophic calamity in a system manipulated by intransigent bureaucrats. Malicious Deception is the first in a series of Essie Openwaters mystery techno thrillers.
W. Michael Hewitt enjoys writing techno thriller novels that bring readers into situations they will never encounter. With degrees in chemical, nuclear, and mechanical engineering, he prospered for several decades serving as president of numerous US domestic and international corporations involved in the safe and environmentally conscious management of hazardous chemicals and nuclear materials. Now retired in Arizona, he devotes his time to writing, golf, and travel. Malicious Deception, the first in the series of Essie Openwaters mystery thriller novels, is available on Amazon. If you are a Kindle Unlimited member, it’s free. Otherwise, it’s $4.99 for the ebook and $14.99 for the paperback. Kindle Reader software is free and can be used on any phone, tablet, or computer. If you like it, please write a review on Amazon. Thanks.