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 NEW RELEASE: "A Perilous Conception"

It's 1976.  Despite fierce controversy over the propriety of in vitro fertilization, Dr. Colin Sanford, a brilliant, ambitious obstetrician in Emerald, Washington works secretly to put his name into medical history.  But Sanford's endeavors lead to murder.  Detective Bernie Baumgartner's investigation is hampered by pressure from influential people, and a double cat-and-mouse game develops between doctor and detective.




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The Author:

Larry Karp grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, reading novels during math class, and spending much of his free time pounding away at an old Royal manual.  Those early novels never quite worked out, but at the age of eight, Larry did get into print via a self-written, self-published, self-distributed four-page neighborhood newspaper which featured a serialized detective story, "Richard Richard, Private Dick."


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