Author Marian Rizzo is pleased to unveil MULDOVAH. The new romantic thriller, which impacted retail this week from WordCrafts Press, is the latest novel from the Pulitzer Prize nominee.

“I’m thrilled about the release of Muldovah,” Marian said. “Though it’s a work of fiction, I wrote this novel of suspense to address the real-life threat of nuclear war in the world today. The underlying theme gives a glimpse at the limits some people might go to in order to preserve humanity.”

North Korea. Iran. Pakistan. India. Russia, Belarus. China, Ukraine. Kazakhstan. The United States. France. Israel. The United Kingdom. South Africa. The number of nations that have developed nuclear capabilities continues to expand, and the BBC recently reported that the risk of nuclear weapons being used is at their highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. While the terrifying effects of a nuclear detonation are mind-numbing, the additional trauma from radiation exposure makes the threat of such an attack beyond horrific. According to the Mayo Clinic, a person who has absorbed very large doses of radiation has little chance of recovery, with death occurring within 2 to 14 days. The only course of treatment for a lethal dose of radiation involves medications to control the intense pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but the Mayo Clinic notes these patients may also benefit from psychological or pastoral care.

But what if a vaccine could be developed for radiation poisoning? Such a breakthrough could rival the discovery of penicillin as a life-saving treatment in the event of a nuclear war. That is the premise behind Marian’s new novel of suspense. How far would you go to save the world? MULDOVAH explores a secret, quasi-government sanctioned program to create such a vaccine at all costs – including using human test subjects: Even those who didn’t volunteer for the job.

MULDOVAH is already generating kudos from fans and critics. Nick Rolston, Stanford University research assistant and author of Human Plutonium Injection Experiments, called MULDOVAH “A riveting journey that captures the grisly potential of nuclear weapons. In the nuclear world that we live in, the book gives a factual account of the deadly, incomprehensible power of nuclear weapons and gives us all a reminder of why we should never resort to them.”

Professor Karl Grossman, author of Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power added, “A superbly written book. And a chilling exploration of the deadly dangers of radioactivity.”

Art Ayris, CEO of Kingstone Comics, who knows a thing or two about great storytelling, extolled MULDOVAH‘s “New and interesting characters and great way of handling a sinister plot without smathering on gobs of gore. Well connected to the current threat of North Korea.”