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Protocol

(2017)
(The first book in the Maggie O'Malley Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best First Book (nominee)
"A page-turner! Smart, fast-paced and surprising." - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winner, Author of Say No More

Freshly minted college graduate Maggie O'Malley embarks on a career fueled by professional ambition and a desire to escape the past. As a pharmaceutical researcher, she's determined to save lives from the shelter of her lab. But on her very first day she's pulled into a world of uncertainty. Reminders appear on her phone for meetings she's never scheduled with people she's never met. People who end up dead.

With help from her best friend, Maggie discovers the victims on her phone are connected to each other and her new employer. She soon unearths a treacherous plot that threatens her mission--and her life. Maggie must unlock deadly secrets to stop horrific abuses of power before death comes calling for her.

"Medicine and murder come together in Kathleen Valenti's page-turning debut, Protocol, a twisty and breathless exploration of big Pharma and the drugs that can both save...and kill. This one will have you up all night following Maggie O'Malley on her search for the truth. A new heroine in an age of technology and 'miracle drugs, ' I can't want to see what Maggie has up her sleeve next. If you like a book with smarts, a heart, and flesh-and-blood characters, don't miss Protocol. This one is a winner!" - Maggie Barbieri, Author of the Murder 101 Series

"Gutsy and loyal, Maggie O'Malley finds herself plunged into the corrupt and chilling world of big pharmaceuticals where trusting the wrong person could prove as deadly as an experimental drug side effect. With a page-turner debut like Protocol, I can't wait to see what Valenti cooks up for us next!" - Annette Dashofy, USA Today Bestselling author of the Zoe Chambers Mysteries

"An exciting start to a new mystery series, Protocol offers up a fast-paced, suspenseful plot starring complex characters with great heart. Powerful, tense, and satisfying. Valenti grabs you from page one and never lets go." - Wendy Tyson, Author of Bitter Harvest

Related subjects include: women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), amateur sleuth mysteries, book club recommendations, suspense, medical thrillers.

Books in the Maggie O'Malley Mystery Series:

PROTOCOL (#1)

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all.

Author Bio:

When Kathleen Valenti isn't writing page-turning mysteries that combine humor and suspense, she works as a nationally award-winning advertising copywriter. Protocol is her debut novel and the first of the Maggie O'Malley mystery series. Kathleen lives in Oregon with her family where she pretends to enjoy running.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"If you like a book with smarts, a heart, and flesh-and-blood characters, don’t miss Protocol. This one is a winner!" - Maggie Barbieri

"With a page-turner debut like Protocol, I can’t wait to see what Valenti cooks up for us next!" - Annette Dashofy

"A page-turner! Smart, fast-paced and surprising." - Hank Phillippi Ryan

"Powerful, tense, and satisfying. Valenti grabs you from page one and never lets go." - Wendy Tyson


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Used availability for Kathleen Valenti's Protocol

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Protocol (Maggie O'Malley Mystery)
Author(s): Kathleen Valenti
ISBN: 1-63511-242-7 / 978-1-63511-242-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Protocol (A Maggie O'Malley Mystery) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Kathleen Valenti
ISBN: 1-63511-239-7 / 978-1-63511-239-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Protocol (A Maggie O'Malley Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Kathleen Valenti
Publisher: Henery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA