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by Lisa Haefs for the Antigo Daily Journal
Antigo author Laurel Bradley’s new book, Scream, is almost literally to die for.
The prolific author, who writes in a variety of genres, travels back 53 years in time to an Africa ruled by warlords and stricken by poverty and disease for her new novel, which mixes medical mystery, romance and bio-terrorism across 348 pages.
The book is being released Wednesday with written and electronic copies available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and publisher Wild Rose Press.
My advance box of Screams came in the mail last week and opening it was as loud as you’d imagine it would be, Bradley joked. It was exciting. It’s kind of like the birth of a baby...you wait and wait and suddenly it’s there.
While Scream is fictional, the characters, the science and the political environment are both specific to 1963 and universal.
The story fits well in the turbulent sixties, but it could have easily come out of today’s headlines, she said.
The story focuses on Centers for Disease Control researcher Dr. Liam Frank, who takes a leave of absence to go to Uganda where his girlfriend is teaching grade school in a Peace Corps camp.