Cloning Galinda

A Novel

by Jan Smolders



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/15/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 378
ISBN : 9781532021947
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 378
ISBN : 9781532021954

About the Book

It is 2012 when fracking comes to the fourteen thousand citizens of Noredge, Ohio. While some landowners sign lucrative leasing agreements with the oil and gas company, Doornaert, others rebel.

Mary Jenkins is single mother who refuses to sign a leasing contract, despite the fact that her live-in boyfriend, Joe Bertolo, works for Doornaert as a tanker driver who transports untreatable water. Just as Doornaert is taken over by Supren in a fierce battle with a competitor, Joe’s truck flips over and causes serious injuries and an enormous environmental spill. After Supren manager, Mike Doyle, heads the cleanup and subsequent drilling, methane gas is discovered in Noredge’s drinking water. As Mary risks her personal and financial future and teams with a former Doornaert engineer to find answers, Doyle begins casting wild, confusing accusations that lead Mary and the engineer to make a shocking discovery that changes everything.

Cloning Galinda shares the gripping tale of a concerned single mother’s journey to the truth after a fracking company causes a monumental environmental disaster in her Ohio town.

About the Author

Jan Smolders is a citizen of Belgium and the United States who has also lived in Japan and Singapore. He has managed industrial corporations worldwide and led Clinton Foundation activities in Latin America. Jan currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. Cloning Galinda is his eighth novel.