The Dark X

A Medical Mystery and African Adventure

by Jerold M. Lowenstein



Book Details

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Publication Date : 9/22/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781450239233
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781450239226
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781450239240

About the Book

At home in San Francisco, between research trips to Africa, renowned primatologist Suzanne Albrecht finds herself suffering from an unexplained fever. Dr. Tony Miller, one of the sharpest diagnosticians in San Francisco, is determined to uncover the cause.

But Suzanne doesn’t have time for hospitals and multitudes of tests; she’s scheduled to return to Africa to continue her research on the bonobos, a species of pygmy chimpanzees. Still concerned about her medical condition, she persuades the single handsome doctor to accompany her on her trip abroad.

Tony accepts the invitation, but once in Africa, he soon finds himself facing perils he hadn’t imagined. Not only do Tony and Suzanne become embroiled in a tense political situation that almost costs them their lives, but Suzanne’s condition continues to worsen. Tony must solve the riddle of Suzanne’s mysterious illness while confronting his true feelings about Suzanne, who is an enigma herself.

About the Author

Jerold M. Lowenstein, a resident of San Francisco, is a physician, researcher, and science writer. He and his wife, anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman, have observed chimpanzees, gorillas, and other primates in their African habitat. This is his debut novel.