Gods of Our Time
A Paris Love Story
In this compelling and suspenseful historical romance, Michael Bowker weaves an emotional tale full of culture, passion, self-exploration, and political intrigue in 1920s Paris. It is a riveting read that will tug on readers’ heartstrings while bringing the historical era to life.
It is a powerful story that chronicles the life of strong and determined woman, who meets an irresistible, but troubled American journalist, sent to Paris to interview the great artists gathered in France -- Hemingway, Picasso, Fitzgerald and others.
The book is fast-paced and thoughtful, exploring the inner reactions of men and women to love, loss, less-than-perfect celebrities, and hope. The characters are caught in the whirl of learning to love again, while dealing with their own explosive pasts, and the criminal underground in Paris.
Something’s wrong in Libby, Montana. Residents are dying at a rate sixty times higher than the national average from a battery of insidious diseases; and they will continue to suffer for decades to come. The cause: a so-called miracle mineral that generations of families felt thankful for, until they discovered the “miracle” was killing almost all of them.
The scope of the treachery surrounding asbestos – which is still legal in more than 3,000 products in America alone – goes far beyond Libby. Mesothelioma, which continues to be in the headlines and on national television every day, is just one of the deadly diseases caused by asbestos exposure.
This book is the most comprehensive, yet personal a highly readable books that chronicles the deadly trail – and coverup that continues to this day – that corporations and the government are cutting through the hearts and lives of tens of thousands of families.
The dangers have quickly spread around the world so that at first glance, the events in this book may seem equal parts science fiction and crime thriller. They are not. Unfortunately, every fact in this book is true. It has villains and heroes, but it does not yet have a good ending.
Michael Bowker is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of more than twenty books published by many of the largest publishers in the world. He is happy to be home with Sixty Degrees Publishing. He has written thousands of newspaper and magazine articles for the NY Times, LA Times, Outside, Reader’s Digest and many other publications.
Many of his works have been turned into films and television shows. His investigative work into corporate wrongdoing has led him to hours of testimony in front of the US Senate, and his true-crime reporting has led him to many appearances on NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s 20/20, Fox, CBS, and the Oxygen channel.