1. Rachel Elaine, author of Thoughts for Thought: Meditations, Musings and Poems for the Inner Life
Pest, the masterful, action packed, debut novel by G. Spencer Myers, is filled with interesting, realistic characters carrying on true-to-form dialog, dotted with plenty of descriptive similes (“Her touch was as fragile as silk crystals.”), making the story come to life.
The main character of Pest is Derk Bryan, an EPA investigator who is sent to investigate a chemical spill and an ominous murder at a pesticide plant. Attempting to unravel the threads of clues, he discovers sinister, far-reaching tentacles, leading to Jack Von Lleuwan, the ruthless and corrupt plant owner whose greed leads to the destruction of the environment and people’s lives.
The engaging narrative of Pest contains much to think about regarding toxicology, environmental awareness and the balance of nature. Although fictitious, Pest leaves one wondering how closely the story resembles a true one
- Ervin E. Harmon, Tarpon Springs, FL
***** Pest, an outstanding Ecological Thriller.
Murder leads Derk Bryan, EPA investigator, from a chemical spill in west Michigan to Tampa Bay and back to Ohio. Pest contains raw language and unique characters that readers will relate to. A great, must read, book.
- Frances Rossi, Fiction Writers of the Monterey Peninsula, www.fwomp.com
From the beginning Pest plunges us into a vortex of personalities, motives, schemes and yearnings and leaves the reader engaged in Derk Bryan''s emotional struggle right up to the end of the story. Woven into this story of unrequited love and unsolved mystery is a strong message about the threat of pesticides in use in the United States.