The Yeti Quotient
About the Book
Finally, two humanitarian scientists, Drs. Maggie James and Jangbu Tong, have developed the fountain of youth by slightly altering and augmenting a plant growing naturally in northeast Nepal. The properties in the plant have the potential to prevent diseases, even those caused by deadly viruses, improve the quality of life for the sick, and turn back the clock for the elderly. It’s a win, win . . . Or is it? As news of the miracle plant is leaked by an enthusiastic Peace Corps volunteer, envy, greed, and power take over, by way of a merchant herbalist, politicians, bankers, and their lobbyists. As these interests collide, the United States and China are pitted against each other, and both must face Nepali Gurkhas, provoking an international incident that will decide whether a health miracle will be available to all, or sold for record profits.
About the Author
P.J. Allen has spent decades expanding on her Ph.D. in communication from Florida State University, focusing on international development in countries such as Nepal, Thailand, India, Ethiopia, Egypt, Madagascar, Ghana, Rep. of Georgia, and Russia. Allen has visited and brings experience from all seven continents to her novels, weaving in cultures, history, the environment, people, and politics into fictionalized thrillers about current events. Allen has found people worldwide to be hospitable, generous and helpful despite the daily headlines that grip our attention with misdeeds, transgression and betrayals. Her experiences have parleyed insights into how governmental policies affect our quality of life and how important information, and the media that present it, are to people making informed decisions to protect and better their lives. The author is also a licensed acupuncturist. Her other novels include Deadly Untruths, Lies Beneath Ellicott City, and Dead Reckoning in Frederick.