Dustin Grinnell was raised in a small town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He has spent the last several years as a writer for corporate America, writing and editing marketing copy, developing stories for scientific publications, and writing articles, podcasts and video scripts for a popular science blog. As a science journalist, his articles have appeared in such online publications as Forbes.com and US News & World Report.com. In addition to The Genius Dilemma, Dustin has written a full-length screenplay, and is currently working on his second novel, Without Limits. His travels essays have appeared in publications such as The Boston Globe, Narratively, The Expeditioner and Verge Magazine, and he also maintains a travel blog, Lost & Found. He has worked as a research scientist and a medical writer. He received his B.A. in psychobiology from Wheaton College and his M.S. in physiology from Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a science writer for a biomedical research institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A team of scientists has invented a new smart drug named Trillium. A revolutionary medical breakthrough, Trillium enhances cognitive abilities, creating geniuses. But the researchers are horrified to discover that genius comes at a cost. Leviathan, the CIA’s assassination team, has been tasked with eliminating global threats using any means necessary. When their superior General Beranger learns about Trillium, he believes he’s uncovered a distinct advantage in the fight against terrorism. After convincing the scientists to share the drug with his team, Beranger learns there’s just one problem—Trillium creates cold-blooded psychopaths. The first casualty is CIA operative David Landry who snaps hours after taking the drug. When he goes rogue, it’s up to Special Forces, along with renowned neuroscientist Alan Pierce and psychiatrist Michelle Emmett, to stop them. Armed with a hastily concocted antidote, the team hunts Landry. His destination? Africa. Nasir Lwazi, the Kenyan president, has recently been murdered. Believing Lwazi’s son Thomas is a threat to national security, Landry is on a ruthless mission to destroy him and he doesn’t plan to let anyone get in his way. Alan and the Special Forces team are determined to reach Kenya and stop Landry before he harms Thomas or any other innocent civilians. But can they get there in time? Will the antidote work? Or will Landry suffer the same fate as their other targets? In the unforgettable climax, an epic battle for power ensues as the Special Forces team attempts to thwart Landry’s homicidal tendencies. Written in a style reminiscent of Michael Crichton, The Genius Dilemma is a science fiction thriller, action-packed with adventure, seeded with corruption, and stunning with its abuses of power. Expect the gripping conclusion to keep you compulsively turning pages way past your bedtime.