Jan Smolders' New Novel Unites Ecology, Corporate Misdeeds, Romance
Author Jan Smolders has first-hand experience with corporate America's politics and the greed he sees coming hand-in-hand with it, having run industrial corporations on this and two other continents. In his new novel, "Tennessee Tremors" (published by iUniverse), Smolders weaves a suspenseful story of corporate greed and the overcoming power of honesty.
"I was inspired by my concern about soil pollution, a practice major companies indulge in," Smolders says. "They often get away with it. This story will resonate with readers because ecology and corporate greed are, I believe, on people's minds."
In "Tennessee Tremors," Troy, the new engineer in charge of building a huge industrial plant in Dyersburg, Tenn., disappears. The head of the Chamber of Commerce, Barbara, and a local detective, Jack, work together to unravel the mystery.
Barbara and Jack's close working conditions lead to romance as they uncover plots of grave misdeeds, lies and bribery. A surprise denouement revealing Troy's condition and whereabouts will keep readers engaged through the very last page.
Smolders hopes readers will heed his message that corruption does not pay off in the long run and that they will enjoy the fun romance interlacing the story.
By Jan Smolders
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781491720561
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 270 pages | ISBN 9781491720554
E-Book | 270 pages | ISBN 9781491720578
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About the Author
Jan Smolders has dual American and Belgian citizenship and has lived in Belgium, Japan and Singapore. He currently lives in Florida. He has run industrial corporations on three continents and led Clinton Foundation activities in Latin America. His earlier novels include "Viral Games," "The Bridge of Whispers," "The Convenient Fund" and "Ripping the Veil."
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