Release Date: April 22, 2021
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
What if terrorists put genetically modified viruses into our drinking water?
You’ll be shocked at how easy it is to weaponize an entire state’s water supply.
A thought-provoking thriller about a very real threat to the essence of life: water.
When Californians start getting sick from their drinking water, traumatized civil engineer Jake Bendel must again work with the FBI to discover the cause.
With his new desalination plants behind schedule and searing pressure from the California Governor, Jake uncovers a secret network of vengeful terrorists planning Nazi-level genetic modifications.
Before Jake can find a way to cure the masses, he is also injected with the virus, forcing him to track down the leader of the terrorist group.
The clock is ticking. Can they stop the terrorists and save millions of people?
A fast-paced thriller about the sinister side of human genetic modifications.
2022 BestThrillers.com Book Awards - Best Medical Thriller
2022 American Fiction Awards Finalist in the Thriller: Techno category
2022 BookFest Award Winner - Thriller - Technothrillers
2022 Indies Today Awards - Thrillers - runner up
2023 Feathered Quill Awards - Thriller - 2nd place
2023 CIBA Awards - Global Thrillers - 1st place
With intriguing concepts and well-rounded protagonists, J. Luke Bennecke’s WATERBORNE is a high-octane page-turning thriller, elevated by fascinating scientific detail and an empathetic hero.
Redefining edge-of-your-seat action, Bennecke masterfully pairs an intelligently written and nimbly paced plot with relevant social issues in Waterborne. The end result is a contemporary story that is chilling in its plausibility and addictive in its momentum... A thriller that stacks up against any on your bookshelf, Waterborne is a penetrating novel that will keep your pulse pounding and your jaw agape!
Waterborne is recommended to those who love thrillers with a technological and engineering basis rather than a militaristic or espionage one. And anyone who enjoys thrillers where regular (though brilliant) people find themselves in incredibly high-stakes situations will find plenty to dig into as well.
This is an action packed, fast paced thriller set in the immediate future that is equal parts thought provoking, edge-of-your-seat thrilling. Easy to read and fast paced with plenty of thrills.
This book is perfect for anyone that loves thrillers, apocalyptic-esque stories, science-based thrillers without being SciFi, and so on.
I have two words for this novel – page turner!
This fast-paced thriller intrigued me, frightened me, and kept me on the edge of my seat.
Equal parts thought provoking and edge-of-your-seat thrilling... easy to read and fast paced with plenty of thrills.
Bennecke’s background as a civil engineer brings extra life to the behind-the-scenes aspects of civic infrastructure. The breakneck pace will surely thrill and delight many.