About the Book
An EPA investigator experiences a deadly premonition while fishing in Florida. A murder in Michigan causes a small toxic spill.
EPA investigator, Derk Bryan, soon discovers that these two disparate events threaten every drop of water on the planet and every important relationship in his life. His laizze faire life on the beach is now on a collision course with the powerful chemical company magnate, Jack Von Lleuwan, and his bodyguard, an ex-wrestler with anger management issues.
Von Lleuwan's newest product, PESTfree© designed to replace chemicals that are contaminating the food and water worldwide, contains a deadly flaw. As the body count grows, Derk Bryan races against the clock to thwart disaster.
PEST is a fast paced fictional story but all of the facts are derived from public records. It paints an ominous picture of a society slowly being poisoned to death by special interests and a cooperative government.
Since the release of PEST, a suit has been filed against a major grower in Florida and NC accusing it of being responsible for several children born with birth defects and the death of one child. North Carolina has issued the largest fine in history. Scientiests employed by the State of Florida have resigned because the State coerced them to lie about their findings regarding the dangers of many pesticides used in Florida.
A Canadian study indicated that the effect of pesticides and industrial toxins is so pervasive that 1 of 6 children is suffering substantially lower IQs as a result.
About the Author
Mr. Myers had been published in fields ranging from physical fitness to crime prevention and his poetry (some of which appears in PEST) won an award.
The story for PEST resulted from several events in the mid 1990s: a warning that people not eat the game fish in Lake Michigan due to the tumors, white pelicans dropping like fodder from the sky over central Florida and the deaths of 90% of the alligators near Lake A popka. At the same time, the U.S. government passed a law that guaranteed more deaths from pesticide poisoning: H.R. 1627.
During the gas shortages of the mid 1970s, Myers received the first Department of the Interior grant to solarize a multi-family residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, he is a successful business owner and recently led the Ride for Freedom, 100 cities in 10 days, from Miami to the Liberty Bell on a 25 yr. old customized Harley-Davidson motorcycle called The New Bill of Rights.com. He is leading the campaign to create a constitutional guarantee for control over one’s own body.
Mr. Myers is a native of Michigan but now lives in Boynton Beach, FL.