Immunologist Dr. Jenna Podjasek Debuts as a Fiction Author with Medical Thriller, Particles in the Air

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Immunologist Dr. Jenna Podjasek Debuts as a Fiction Author with Medical Thriller, Particles in the Air

Now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible

Those in search of a new addition to their thriller “to-be-read” pile are in luck. Allergist/immunologist – and now author – Jenna Podjasek, MD has finally released her debut novel Particles in the Air, a medical thriller that will surely keep readers at the edge of their seat.

Published by Bancroft Press, this page-turning fiction novel can now be purchased by readers worldwide on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible.

About Particles in the Air: A Dr. Mallory Hayes Medical Thriller

Dr. Mallory Hayes, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) medical investigator, is a committed physician and researcher quietly battling height and air-flight anxiety. When a tsunami devastates the coast of Southern California, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) establishes a camp to house the tens of thousands of people displaced by the disaster, and the Army is brought in to provide medical services.

Mallory is dispatched to the camp by the CDC to prevent the potential spread of disease from contaminated water. What she discovers is far worse than anything she could have imagined – an accelerated HIV-like virus, and a common, everyday microbe, which are proving to be unfailingly deadly.

Soon, Mallory is called upon to determine the virus’ origins. But it turns out to be a complicated story involving a scientist with psychopathic tendencies, a devout Islamic extremist, and a misguided adolescent. Will the virus itself continue to spread throughout the country, without either a cure or a treatment?

Particles in the Air is a shockingly realistic tale only an immunologist could write – a tense, high-concept thriller meant to appeal to fans of A.G Riddle, Michael Crichton, Terry Hayes, Richard Preston, and others.

Trusted book review magazine, Kirkus Reviews, has even described the novel as “a credible and all too timely medical thriller with a hero who could go viral.”

“A medical thriller needs a viable, visceral menace to keep those pages turning, and Podjasek obliges,” they added.

Medical or military thriller fans now can get their hands on hardcover, Kindle, and audiobook copies of Particles in the Air. The hardcover and Kindle/ebook formats are available online on the Bancroft Press website, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble at $25 and $9.95, respectively. Those who want a little more suspense can also listen to its audiobook on Audible.

For more information about Particles in the Air, visit Jenna Podjasek’s website at

About Jenna Podjasek

Jenna Podjasek MD, is an allergist/immunologist who trained at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

She lives with her husband, two children, and numerous pets in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Particles in the Air is her first novel.

Follow Dr. Podjasek on Twitter @jennapodjasek and Instagram at JennaPodjasek.

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