An EPA investigator experiences a deadly premonition while fishing in Florida. A murder in Michigan causes a small toxic spill.
EPA investigator, Derk Bryan, soon discovers that these two disparate events threaten every drop of water on the planet and every important relationship in his life. His laizze faire life on the beach is now on a collision course with the powerful chemical company magnate, Jack Von Lleuwan, and his bodyguard, an ex-wrestler with anger management issues.
Von Lleuwan's newest product, PESTfree© designed to replace chemicals that are contaminating the food and water worldwide, contains a deadly flaw. As the body count grows, Derk Bryan races against the clock to thwart disaster.
PEST is a fast paced fictional story but all of the facts are derived from public records. It paints an ominous picture of a society slowly being poisoned to death by special interests and a cooperative government.
Since the release of PEST, a suit has been filed against a major grower in Florida and NC accusing it of being responsible for several children born with birth defects and the death of one child. North Carolina has issued the largest fine in history. Scientiests employed by the State of Florida have resigned because the State coerced them to lie about their findings regarding the dangers of many pesticides used in Florida.
A Canadian study indicated that the effect of pesticides and industrial toxins is so pervasive that 1 of 6 children is suffering substantially lower IQs as a result.