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Flashing red and blue police lights on the evening television news serve as an all too frequent reminder of yet another mass killing. As we stare in disbelief at the casualties being hauled on gurneys to the ambulances awaiting them, we can't help but ask, "When will it all end?" Nobody, from the president down, seems to have an answer.
Under the cover of a science fiction novel, the author has crafted a fast-paced, complex, social commentary centering on this escalating problem of mass homicides and the central character's attempt at finding a solution to end them. It extends over three continents and covers a number of other current issues such as medical ethics, international tensions, undocumented immigrants, violent street protesters, police shootings, and even the #Me Too movement. This book is not for the tyro. If scientific vocabulary is in your comfort zone, you will love it. Written by a physician, it will challenge you to think about serious matters facing us right now and suggests paths that our society must choose to proceed. The story moves quickly from passus to passus, with crisply defined brakes. The chapter organization makes it easy to read for someone whose leisure time is limited, but make certain that your dictionary is at hand. Though the subject matter is serious, the author's sense of humor occasionally slips through, providing relief from otherwise thought-provoking reading. Scholarly without being stuffy, Dr. Geissinger's novel offers you a mini- seminar on hot topics of discussion in third- millennium America. If you like your protagonists smart and tough, the Balancer is for you.
Colonel Robert L. Doherty, Esq./C.P.A.
Diplomat and Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners