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Published on Apr 28, 2011
REPRISAL -- Pt 1 of 2 --- Colin T. Nelson - has been both a prosecutor and defense lawyer for over 30 years. He has been a part time college instructor and is a saxophonist playing with the jazz group, "BlueMood". In his mystery novel, "REPRISAL", he implements his working experience into the story of Somali terrorist events and the use of small pox virus in a bio-terrorist plot.
In the interview Lori questions Nelson to discover the elements in writing a mystery novel of bio-terrorism in an era where terrorist plots are a fact of life. Can American children become weapons of mass destruction?
Selections from the Prologue of REPRISAL ---- "Prior to opening the skull, Dr. Wong completed the external exam quickly and noted she found no identifying marks on the body. No other trauma, except for the lacerated neck, presented itself. Since the cause of death was clear to her, she scanned the body quickly. She studied the young black boy's skin that had turned a shade of gray, like ashes....
Zehra Hassan, one of dozens of Public Defenders in Minneapolis, forced herself out of the office ... She'd been appointed to defend the terrorist accused of killing a missing Somali boy who'd returned to Minneapolis... Zehra took a deep breath. Considering she had ambtions to be the first Muslim judge in Minnesota, defending a Muslim terrorist wouldn't help her career at all..."