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The Ovary Wars    by Mike Hogan order for
Ovary Wars
by Mike Hogan
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Peppertree Press, 2010 (2010)
*   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Professor Kirby Wadsworth thinks he has the solution to the world's overpopulation - he will prevent babies from being born. Wadsworth travels to China where he convinces the powers that be to work with him on developing Ovamort, a drug that will destroy a woman's ovaries, thus making her unable to reproduce.

Of course, many groups are affected by this drug obstetricians, pediatricians, manufacturers of baby products, and so on down the line. The economy starts on a downward trend. Not just in the United States but worldwide. FBI agents are assigned to discover the cause of the dropped birth rate a virus, a secret cult, or maybe a radical religious group.

The Ovary Wars is suspenseful, if over-the-top. Unfortunately, this is author Mike Hogan's first novel. It survives on dialogue alone. There is no sense of place, or of what the characters might have looked like. Too bad. The plot is very different and even horrifying to contemplate.

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