— Exciting stories of mystery, intrigue and romance, set in South Florida against a backdrop of authentic biomedical science
* Praised in Publishers Weekly, Booklist and The Midwest Review
* Validated and applauded in reviews by biomedical scientists
* Used as supplemental reading for courses at several universities
* Available in bookstores across the country
* Written by a veteran biomedical scientist and award-winning author
* Advertised in The Scientist and in the Atlantic Monthly
* Also exhibited and sold at major scientific meetings
|"... a potent mix of science, business and crime."
— Publishers Weekly
"... a timely plot with larger than life characters ..."
— The Midwest Review
"Against the backdrop of this intriguing mystery, the author takes us on a tour through the Byzantine world of high finance and biotechnology."
— Dr. Charles C. Ouimet reviewing for the HMS Beagle (BioMedNet)
"Nifty, light-hearted and deadly."
— Edna Buchanan
|"... Dirk Wyle skillfully pairs the tone of the hard-boiled
mystery with the intricate scientific detail common to the medical thriller.
The result is an excellent whodunit. . . . a first-class mystery that combines
elements of Michael Crichton, Patricia Cornwell, and even Edna Buchanan.”
— Booklist Mystery Showcase
Series Protagonist Ben Candidi is a different type of mystery hero — he's a scientist. He's also a free-spirited, ecologically minded, bicycle-commuting
31 year-old who is as much at home at the waterfront bars of Coconut Grove as behind the lab bench.
Competing with science are Ben's two greatest passions: His 36-foot sailboat the Diogenes and Rebecca Levis, M.D.
Ben is no cardboard cut-out designed by a demographically obsessed editorial committee of a paperback publishing megalith. He is an articulate scientist who tells his own story. He takes great delight in explaining biomedical science to the layman — in simple but correct terms. (Drug delivery mechanisms, patents, technology transfer problems, antioxidant drugs, etc. are integral to the stories.) And if a few techno-phobes drop out along the way ... well so be it! Scientific expertise is not necessary to solve the mystery.
BEN CANDIDI TELLING HIS STORY
(through excerpts from the novels)