Meet author Lori Andrews

Books and Books Coral Gables August 1st, 2007. 8:00 p.m.Author Lori Andrews will be reading and discussing her most recent novel The Silent Assassin at Books and Books Coral Gables on August 1st, 2007. The Silent Assassin is a tour-de-force thriller combining the intricate details of forensic science with the dark side of Washington politics and one of the freshest and most original characters in crime fiction today. It tells the story of a John Doe with a bayonet wound in his chest that is discovered in a Washington, D.C. alley. Geneticist Dr. Alexandra Blake of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology is pulled away from her bioterrorism work to aid in the investigation. Just a little digging reveals a corpse that’s not at all that of the homeless robbery victim it was set up to resemble – and Alex and her colleagues find themselves wrapped up in a complicated mystery of high-stakes international financial intrigue. Lori Andrews is a nationally renowned expert on law and genetics, called in by governments and professional groups ranging from the emirate of Dubai to the French National Assembly, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the College of American Pathologists. When the federal government undertook the $3 billion Human Genome Project, she was chosen to chair the federal advisory committee dealing with the legal, ethical, and social implications of the project. Andrews is a tenured professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and directs the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The National Law Journal listed her one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. Andrews is the author of ten acclaimed nonfiction titles, including Body Bazaar and The Clone Age. For more information, please call: 305.442.4408

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