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Dale Arden
The Iguana Project
Dale Arden, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

Lawyer Patrick Brádaigh had it all—the perfect life, wealth, beautiful wife, and children—until he got involved with the mafia. By the time he realizes his mistake, it’s too late. There is no going back, and he’s been warned: if he makes a misstep, he’ll be paying in blood. With the hopes of keeping his family safe, he starts compiling secret records of all the mafia’s dirty dealings in his safe at home. Patrick’s wife refuses to hand over the documents and ends up brutally murdered. Years pass before he sees his chance to exact revenge. While on vacation, he meets a marine biologist who explains she is conducting cutting edge research on iguanas for NASA. The iguana has the unique ability to stay underwater for an extraordinarily long time, and NASA hopes to harness a similar technique to send astronauts into deep space. Now, Patrick knows what he must do. Somehow, he must lure mafia members into seclusion, where he will induce iguana-like hibernation—indefinitely.

“Dale Arden has captured the mystery of science and humanity’s web of deception and intrigue in a new and exciting adventurous experience for any reader. I highly recommend his unique and delightful work to anyone interested in finding a novel that will hold your attention and anticipation.”—Dr. Dennis R Bennett, Theological Teacher, Business Consultant, Author, Columnist, and retired Military Officer (West Point Graduate)


“Science, murder, romance, and revenge abound in Dale Arden’s The Iguana Project. The intriguing plot and characters keep the reader eagerly anticipating the next twist of events in this captivating novel. Mr. Arden’s research into scientific and social issues is evident as the story unfolds. I recommend this book to readers who are looking for something new and thought-provoking while being highly entertaining.”—Georgia Wilhite, Planning Administrator, City of Camarillo, CA, retired.


 “The Iguana Project by Dale Arden has all the essentials of a great thriller – endless love, nonstop action, murder and a brilliant plan for revenge. When Patrick Brádaigh, high society member and lawyer, inadvertently crosses paths with the mafia, his wife is murdered for her refusal to hand over certain documents. Years later, Patrick meets a NASA scientist working on a method to use cryogenic sleep to send astronauts into deep space. Patrick capitalizes on this, planning to avenge the murder of his wife by inducing his mafia victims into hibernation.

It's an intriguing concept for a novel, not one that I had ever heard of before. It actually raised questions in my mind of how effective it really was in terms of revenge - not technically killing anyone, yet making them inaccessible, essentially dead to the world around them without being completely dead. People who really enjoy thrillers will likely enjoy reading this book.” Book Nook: Bekah Jorgensen.