The Antidote by A.W. Baldwin
Can genetically modified seeds provide the antidote for climate change?
A geneticist has developed plants that could stem the tide of climate change, but when grad student Lila finds him murdered, she flees the scene with the seeds. To escape the killer, she hitches a ride with an eccentric duo and a secret payload that could land them all in prison. Chased by ruthless thieves, the three must rely on their wits, uncover the mystery of these potent plants, and deliver the future of the planet to an unknown scientist a thousand miles away…
But the cross-hairs on those million-dollar seeds are on them, too…
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The Antidote is the winner of the 2023 Grand Master Adventure Writers’ Competition and a Literary Titan book award. Onlinebookclub calls the plot “phenomenal” and Readers’ Favorite calls it a “gripping novel” with “never a dull moment.”
A.W. Baldwin has written six thrillers featuring “Relic,” a moonshining hermit living deep in the remote canyons of Utah. Raptor Canyon received the Grand Master Adventure Writers’ Finalist Award and was a finalist in the 2019-2020 Screen Craft Cinematic Book Contest. Wings Over Ghost Creek received the Grand Master Adventure Writers’ Finalist Award and the Global Book Awards Silver Medal. Broken Inn received the Grand Master Adventure Writers’ Finalist Award, the Global Book Awards Silver Medal, and the New York City Big Book Award Featured Favorite Award. Each have received rave reviews from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Dirk Cussler.
An avid backcountry hiker, canoer, and whitewater enthusiast, the author takes his readers on adventures in ancient lands that shape the motives and spirits of his characters.