Ends of the EarthLarge Print - 2009
Forensic entomologist and all-around wiseguy Dr. Nick Polchak is called to a farm community in eastern North Carolina to investigate a murder. The victim is the owner of a failing organic farm who had developed a drug problem, and the police think his murder is drug-related. Nick finds the remains of a bale of marijuana scattered in the tomato fields, but the South American marijuana seems to be strangely infested with a common North Carolina insect: the tobacco hornworm. To further confound the mystery, the bugs are infected with a fungus from Asia. Nick suspects the man wasn't killed because of the marijuana, but because of the insects it contained. He then discovers that a vicious agricultural scheme is underway to ignite an environmental holocaust that could spread to the ends of the earth.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
Branch Call Number: LP FIC DOWN
Characteristics: 445 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.