Neale Martin

Catastrophe Theory

When forensics engineer Ian Deal accidentally destroys a building he’s supposed to fix, he creates a chaotic stream of events culminating in being accused of murdering a man he barely knew. All his efforts to clear his name only leads him deeper into a murderous conspiracy so clever the police are unaware of its existence. Doggedly pursuing him is Patricia Everett, a homicide detective with a clear directive from superiors to pin these murders on Ian Deal. Sensing that she is being manipulated by unknown players in city hall, Everett must choose to follow orders or enlist the brilliant Deal and his rag-tag group of hackers and malcontents to figure out who is killing society’s least sympathetic victims.

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about the author

Neale Martin combines an extensive background in psychology, engineering, and technology to re-imagine the modern detective novel. His stories seek to answer the question, ‘How would an engineer solve a murder mystery?

My career spans decades and includes stints as a counselor in a wilderness psychiatric hospital, magazine journalist, hospital administrator, college professor, consultant, trainer, and keynote speaker. I’ve authored or coauthored eight books on technology, marketing, neuroscience, telecommunications, and energy. I’ve consulted in 25 countries on four continents. 

But this is what I’m supposed to be doing, hell, maybe what I should have been doing all along. Writing novels.

Neale Martin - Author