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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

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  1. Mr. Cooper, my name is Bill Bushnell, the book reviewer for the Kennebec Journal and Central Maine Morning Sentinel. I am writing to request a review copy of your new novel, “Nondisclosure.” My review column, “Bushnell on Books,” features books by Maine authors and your novel might be a nice fit for a future column. Would you please consider sending me a review copy?
    Of course, I cannot guarantee it will be selected for review and review copies are not returned. If this is acceptable, you may send it to my editor: Ms. Sharon Wood, Kennebec Journal, 36 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330, phone (207) 621-5690. Or if you prefer, you may send it directly to me: Bill Bushnell, 133 Gurnet Landing Road, Harpswell, ME 04079, phone (207) 729-5285.
    Thank you for considering this request.
    Best wishes, Bill Bushnell

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  2. I just received a notice that you have a new book coming out. I can’t wait to read it. Your first book was wonderful. Let me know the next time you are in Boston ( it seems you have moved to Maine?/

    Best

    Larry

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  3. Please let me know the order of your books. I have only read The Prize and loved it. I have Nondisclosure and Forever but have not read them yet because I want to know if they are the first two in your series.
    I just downloaded Bad Medicine which states it’s the 3rd in a series. What are the names of the first two?

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      1. Thanks for your prompt reply! I have started Nondisclosure and am already intrigued. Based on The Prize, there is no doubt that I will enjoy all of your books. Keep writing!
        Aloha, Bonnie

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  4. Dr. Cooper ,
    Thoroughly enjoyed Bad Medicine and look forward to reading the other Parker/ Richmond books. I will do so this summer while sitting on the north end of Wells beach, where I live. If you’re ever on Atlantic Ave and see Serendipity (481) stop by and say hello.
    For research purposes Thursday and Sunday evening s and Sunday afternoons during Patriot’s season sees the “usual “ bunch around the bar.
    Drinks of choice are one of Ethan or Craig’s martinis and the broiled Halibut is a must.
    Who knows, may turn up in a book some day?
    Continued success. Vince

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