Bionic Bug

If you like action-packed mystery novels, then you’ll love this new series from long-time national security expert, Natasha Bajema.
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Book Description:

Is justice for a friend worth a deal with the devil?

When former special operator Lara Kingsley’s best friend mysteriously drops dead at a crowded baseball game, she vows to bring his killer to justice. But her harrowing search uncovers far more than she bargains for.

Racing to unravel the mystery, she finds herself becoming deeply entangled in a new technological world of remote-controlled beetles, gene editing, and the Dark Web—the notorious underground of the Internet.

Her investigation leads to a rogue scientist with the answer to her friend’s death. But when she uncovers his plan to unleash the ultimate biological weapon on the nation’s capital, she’s faced with an impossible choice:  enlist his help to solve her friend’s murder, or stop him from killing thousands of innocent people.

Bionic Bug is the first book in the Lara Kingsley Series, which weaves together elements of mystery, techno-thriller, and science fiction and is set in the near future. If you like action-packed mystery novels, then you’ll love this new series from long-time national security expert, Natasha Bajema.

Warning: This is not your grandmother’s mystery novel.

Buy Bionic Bug and join Lara on her exciting journey today!

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Bajema had me hooked to the book from the first chapter, it was filled with intrigue about Lara, her friend's sudden death and many curious technological clues. The plot thickens in ways that the reader wouldn't expect and delivers a technological vision of our future - it is scary and accurate to the science and tech advances. As a national security expert she is versed on how the insides of the government work and she takes us on a journey across Washington DC. What's great is that you can even visit some of the places she mentions in her book. I say some because others require either a clearance or a military ID. I can't recommend this book more highly and can't wait to read the next book Project Gecko to see what happens next!

-- Charlie

this Is a fun to read novel. The plot is interesting, the research and details associated with the story are impressive, the characters seem very real. The writer did a good job on injecting humor to the story. The flow of the events keep you engaged and guessing all the time. I highly recommended

-- JNM

About the Author ▸ Natasha Bajema

Natasha Bajema lives in Rockport, Texas with her two dogs, is an independent consultant on national security issues, and writes suspenseful, action-packed stories set in the future, featuring strong female protagonists, eclectic characters, and cutting-edge science and technology. When studying international politics in a small town like Monterey, California, there’s a significant risk of getting involved in WMD while hanging out at the local bar with friends. At least that’s what happened to Natasha Bajema. And ultimately, that’s where the story behind the Lara Kingsley Series begins–with a deep fascination in cutting-edge science and technology and a desire to understand how new technologies shape society and politics, and a determination to leave the world in a better place. Truth be told, Natasha had set out to study something much more “normal” than the world’s most devastating weapons and how to prevent them from going boom. But in the end, nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons checked all of her mandatory boxes–face danger (i.e., things that go boom), understand science and technology, navigate geopolitical complexities, and deal with matters of war and peace. For the past twenty years, when Natasha tells people what she does for a living, she feels compelled to follow it up with a few scary musical notes–dun, dun, dun. Minus a few short stints at the United Nations and a number of think tanks, she has spent the majority of her career working for the Department of Defense at the National Defense University where she taught the next generation of senior military officers and civilian leaders about WMD, terrorism, and emerging technologies. Natasha also spent three years in the Pentagon where she advised senior government leaders on issues of national security. That’s where the real danger comes in. Thankfully, Natasha has a bunch of degrees to back up her recommendations–an M.A. in international policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.