Newport News, VA (PRWEB) February 15, 2015
Mystery House Publishing, Inc. of Newport News, VA will release Glenn Shepard, M.D.’s sequel to his hit thriller, “The Missile Game.”
In book 2, “The Zombie Game,” terrorists are plotting to hijack a hospital ship in Haiti, convert it to a missile launcher, and use it to attack America. Theres only one obstacle standing in their way: Dr. Scott James. He is a volunteer on the ship, and hes recruited a squad of Haitian zombies to help him stop the attack. But nothing adds up until the last seven minutes.
The Zombie Game takes you on an action-packed thrill ride that will have you questioning suspects, motives, and outcomes until the very last page.
The author, Dr. Glenn Shepard, was raised on a farm in eastern Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia on an academic scholarship and majored in psychology. As an undergraduate, he lettered in wrestling for three years in a row. Then, he went on to become the only person in UVA history to letter in wrestling again in his sophomore year in medical school. He also was a softball pitcher, recording 14 no hit games in his 12 year college and military career. His team twice won the UVA championship, went twice to the Virginia State Finals, and once participated in the Southeast Regional Army Championship Game.
After completion of med school at UVA, he went to Vanderbilt where he completed his residency in general and cardiovascular surgery. He spent two years in the Army at the Ft. Gordon Army Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and The Second Surgical Hospital in An Khe, Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he wrote his first work of fiction, Surge, which is on his back burner of works to dig out of the attic and publish, with major revisions, in the future.
He trained in plastic surgery at Duke University, becoming board certified in General Surgery and Plastic surgery. He opened his own Surgery Center in Eastern Virginia, where he worked for 23 years, mostly in a solo practice, before joining a large, plastic surgery group. He still practices plastic surgery and enjoys it immensely.
For 28 years, he founded and directed The Peninsula Cranio-Facial deformities clinic that was staffed by volunteer medical, dental, social services, psychology, and speech pathology experts. The group treated over five hundred patients with cleft lips and palates, as well as a variety of deformities of the face and hand.
Shepard founded, funded, and directed the Riverside Microvascular Research Lab, in which he studied the basic science of wound healing, the development of of cleft palates, new techniques in palatal repair, and the regeneration of injured fingernails. He published numerous scientific publications on his work in the lab and clinic.
After the massive earthquake in Haiti in January, 2010, Dr. Shepard emerged from retirement and joined the Notre Dame Hospital unit in Leogane, Haiti for a 10 day rotation. His empathy for the people and their problems as well as his admiration for the contributions of time and talent from medical personnel from all over the world greatly inspired this novel, “The Zombie Game.”
All his adult life, he has studied and collected American Art of the Hudson River genre. Also, he collects paintings of the prominent Virginia artist, Barclay Sheaks. Currently, he’s writing the authorized biography of the artist.
Apart from gaining pleasure from writing as his primary hobby for the past twelve years, he is an avid fly fisherman, spending much of his free time fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and at his farm near Williamsburg. There he enjoys nature hikes, observing and photographing the abundant deer population, and always searching for new bird species that might wander off their migratory paths into his view.
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