Harry Katzan, Jr. does exist. He is a professor who has written more than 40 books in his discipline and more than 100 peer reviewed technical papers. This is his first work of fiction. He is genuinely interested in the manner that conspiracy theories are exposed to an intended audience. Traditionally, a conspiracy theory is fueled by a publicly exposed conclusion to some event that runs contrary to known facts. In short, a conspiracy theory introduces an alternate explanation for some event that has taken place.
Often, a conspiracy theory is described by a short paragraph or video clip that does not provide enough information for a reader to believe that the conspiracy could really happen. It would be useful to provide an example of how it could happen. In this regard, Katzan introduces a new genre for fiction writing.