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Pulling Strings



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Pulling Strings by Bernie Unrau
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Dr. Gum discovers Aunt Mae has an inoperable brain tumour. As a last resort he brings her to the PBT (Proton Beam Therapy) clinic in Loma Linda. The clinic has a proven track record since 1990 of having saved about 50,000 patients from certain death and eliminated the insidious chemo and radiation therapy. The original principles were applied to develop the world' first particle accelerator. Dr. Steinbohr and Dr. Gum fire up the apparatus, a highly precise 4D scalpel that emits protons directly into the tumour site evading essentially all normal tissue. A power surge shocks the two. Aunt Mae has disappeared. A budding pesky physics student Mr. Parsons, suggests she may have passed through into a parallel universe. The scientists at CERN have just fired up the world's largest particle accelerator in the Swiss Alps. They join in the desperate search for Dr. Gum's missing aunt. Meanwhile Aunt Mae surfaces in a strange medical facility, in a confusing reversed parallel society. She feels she needs her eyes examined as well. The concerned scientists at CERN make a startling discovery which may help them locate Aunt Mae. Mr. Parsons and a team at enterprising physicists at Stanford devise a sophisticated system to track her in what appears to be a parallel universe in the nth dimension. Can they conceivably find her, and then bring her back alive? Can they prove any of the peculiar events ever occurred?

Author Biography

Bernie Unrau a dentist and doctor by training, stumbled across a four minute video back in 1989, an interview with the prolific Robin Cook, a physician by training. Cook's mastery of the medical thriller inspired Unrau to embark on a 2nd career. The central character in Unrau's novels, Dr Gum, is part bumbling lieutenant Columbo, part deductive Sherlock Holmes, part Dr. Ryan from Tom Clancy's novels, and part curious Indiana Jones. Unrau brings some of his years as a dentist, lecturer, and inventor to light by engaging in espionage, elucidating an enigma, disclosing a dastardly or diabolical scheme, or dreaming up a formidable frightening future. Unrau currently resides in Calgary, Alberta.
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September 11th, 2008
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