I’m a retired scientist and academic administrator, now spending full-time as an author. I formerly held positions at Harvard Medical School and Boston University as professor, department chair, and associate dean. In addition to over 100 scientific papers, I’ve written two textbooks and one general audience book on cancer as well as a cell biology text, The Cell, now in its eighth edition.
As a novelist, I’ve brought my experience in the world of academic research to life as a backdrop for fiction. My first novel, The Prize, is an award-winning medical thriller based on fraud, deceit and violence growing out of the discovery of a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
My second novel, Nondisclosure, winner of a 2020 IndieReader Discovery Award, explores sexual misconduct in medical research. Set in a Boston research university, Nondisclosure (Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 1) deals with a case of sexual harassment that escalates to rape and murder.
In my third novel, Forever (Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 2), a suspected case of Chinese academic espionage in a genomic engineering laboratory sets off a hunt leading from Boston to the coast of southern Maine, where a killer lies in wait.
My newest work, Bad Medicine (Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 3) finds Brad acting as director of the Maine Translational Research Institute, where he finds himself embroiled in a messy tenure dispute that turns deadly.
Geoffrey M. Cooper