And She Has a New Book!
It is once again my great pleasure to work with Dr. Judy Mikovits, the most courageous woman in science on our new book, PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION. It will be released on November 5, 2019 by Skyhorse Publishing and is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie-Bound.
Here’s a brief description of the book as well as some early rave reviews.
Dr. Judy Mikovits is a modern-day Rosalind Franklin, a brilliant researcher shaking up the old boys’ club of science with her ground-breaking discoveries. And like many women who have trespassed into the world of men, she uncovered decades old secrets that many would prefer to stay buried.
From her doctoral thesis, which changed the treatment of HIV-AIDS, saving the lives of millions, including basketball great, Magic Johnson, to her spectacular discovery of a new family of human retroviruses, and her latest research which points to a new golden age of health, Dr. Mikovits has always been on the leading edge of science.
With the brilliant wit one might expect if Erin Brockovich had a doctorate in molecular biology, Dr. Mikovits has seen the best and worst of science. When she was part of the research community which turned HIV-AIDS from a fatal disease into a manageable one she saw science at its best. But when her investigations questioned whether the use of animal tissue in medical research were unleashing devastating plagues of chronic diseases she saw science at its worst. If her suspicions are correct, we are looking at a complete realignment of scientific practices, including how we study and treat human disease.
Recounting her nearly four decades in science, including her collaboration of more than thirty-five years with Dr. Frank Ruscetti, one of the founders of the field of human retrovirology, this is a behind the scenes look at the issues and egos which will determine the future health of humanity.
What are readers saying about this book?
“Kent Heckenlively and Judy Mikovits are the new dynamic duo fighting corruption in science.” – Ben Garrison, America’s #1 political satirist
“What this book teaches you more than anything else is that science is a dangerous game. The notion that science is precise and unambiguous is wrong. When there is doubt, there is the potential for powerful interested parties to make life miserable for a scientist with integrity. Throughout the book, intrigue is seamlessly intertwined with fascinating revelations about the still poorly understood science behind the potential role of retroviruses in mysterious debilitating diseases like chronic fatigue syndrome and autism.”
– Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
“The breathtaking story of an extraordinary scientist who discovered the most likely cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, only to witness a cover-up and character assassination emanating from the highest levels of the scientific community. An incisive critique of what’s wrong with science today, and yet a hopeful portrait of how science still has the means to find the truth. It leaves you overwhelmed by the insidious methods and players corrupting science, but hopeful for truth-seekers in the scientific community like Dr. Mikovits who are persevering against all odds.” – J.B. Handley, co-founder of Generation Rescue and author of How to End the Autism Epidemic.
“This book is a jaw-dropping excursion through the lies of Big Money, Big Government and Big Pharma. God bless Dr. Mikovits for her courage in sharing this story!” – Max Swafford, author and educator.
Maybe it’s my background as a writer…
…but I’ve always believed for every great story there is a perfect person to highlight the key issues. The requirements for that person are usually high intelligence, combined with a moral profile which will shrink from lies and deception. In other words, if you have a corrupt system, the only thing which can highlight the rot at the center is a person who won’t back down.
From the very start of our interactions I always found Dr. Mikovits open to questions. I cannot stress how rare a quality this is among researchers I have encountered in science. I’ve posed challenging questions to her, and watched as she genuinely considered them, and then to my surprise, often changed her opinion. What else can you ask for in a human being?
Our previous collaboration, PLAGUE, has been remarkably successful, although some have noted the book is very technical and dense. I have taken those observations to heart for our new book, PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION.
PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION comes in at a breezy 264 pages, compared to the 414 pages of PLAGUE. I estimate PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION is about a 3-4 hour read.
I think general readers will find its broad scope, covering such provocative topics as the true origins of HIV-AIDS, the dangers of animal testing, as well as the continuing emphasis on this epidemic of chronic diseases to be very enlightening. There are also several laugh-out loud moments, as Dr. Mikovits has an exceptional sense of humor, even after all she’s gone through.
I’ve always believed difficult times reveal those with character and those who lack it.
I think you will want to read this book, not just to learn about what has gone wrong in science, but because you hunger for stories about people who dedicate themselves to a worthy cause with every part of their soul.
I encourage you to place a pre-order, as that determines how much the publisher is likely to spend on advertising, as well as how many to print for a first run. And as always, Judy and I will be working as hard as we can to not only make this book a great success, but change the conversation about our public health system. HERE https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510752245/plague-of-corruption/
Please help by pre-ordering the book, then when it arrives, quickly reading it and putting up a review on Amazon, Good Books, or wherever you’d like to help us get the message out!
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.
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