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What if God created a disease that made pedophiles die a slow painful death?

What if God created a disease that made pedophiles die a slow painful death?

Operation Wormwood: A Bestselling Crime Thriller!

Operation Wormwood

By Helen C. Escott

Paperback: ISBN 978-1-77117-707-8, $19.95

(Ebook) 978-1-77117-710-8/ (ePub) 978-1-77117-708-5/ (Kindle) 978-1-77117-709-2, $11.95

It may only be a matter of time before God unleashes a plaque upon the earth. Why does evil against the most vulnerable go unpublished by a loving, all powerful God? Operation Wormwood answers that question. It’s a Canadian bestseller that critics are calling ‘one heck of a thriller.’

The Archbishop is carried into the emergency department of the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, the first of many victims suffering from severe nosebleeds and excruciating pain. Dr. Luke Gillespie and Nurse Agatha Catania are unable to diagnose their symptoms.

Dr. Gillespie and Sgt. Nicholas Myra, an investigator with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, join forces to solve this twisted mystery. But the story takes a critical turn when Sister Pius, a nun from Mercy Convent, informs them about Wormwood: a disease she believes is created by God to kill perpetrators of the most heinous crimes. Is God truly punishing these criminals, or is a serial killer targeting them?

Helen C. Escott is a retired civilian member of the world famous, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). She served as the senior communications strategist for Newfoundland and Labrador and was the communications lead on high-profile cases, including the RCMP’s response on September 11. During her service, Escott wrote and implemented communication strategies to combat organized crime and outlaw biker gangs, created the Media Relations course and guidebook used by the RCMP and taught the media relations course for senior management at the Canadian Police College, Ottawa. Before joining the RCMP, she worked in the media for thirteen years in various capacities, including reporter, on-air personality, and marketing and promotions representative.

Helen C. Escott is the author of the widely read humour blog-turned-book I am Funny Like That. In her first crime novel, Operation Wormwood, she taps into her darker side and takes readers on a thrill ride through the historic city of St. John’s, NL.

If you’d like more information about Operation Wormwood or to arrange an interview with Helen Escott, please contact Cassandra Aucoin at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free 1-866-739-4420 ext. 24) or

Books are available at: Costco, Chapters, and Coles. Also, on line at Apple – itunes, Nook – (Barnes & Noble), Amazon, and Kobo. National and international orders can be placed by calling 1-866-739-4420 ext. #22 or you can send e-mail

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