Doug and Linda Raber
"I keep a list of authors who deliver good writing, great plots, political intrigue, page-turning tension, and solid characters. Within this list, I keep a subset of authors who also demonstrate that the stories could actually happen. With the careful documentation that Doug and Linda Raber have included as part of their excellent novel, I'm putting them at the top of that elite list."
Doug and Linda Raber are scientists who have spent their careers investigating the interplay of cutting-edge science and U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
After graduating with bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Dartmouth and the University of Michigan, Doug spent 20 years on the chemistry faculty at the University of South Florida. In 1990, he moved to Washington, D.C., as Director of the Board on Chemical Sciences & Technology at the National Academy of Sciences, where he directed studies on topics ranging from chemistry research and development, to forensic analysis of bombings, to combatting terrorism. He is a sought-after consultant in science policy arenas.
Linda graduated in chemistry and history at the College of William & Mary, starting her career as a legislative aide in the Senate before moving to a chemistry research position at the National Institutes of Health. She worked as a reporter at Chemical & Engineering News for more than 20 years before going solo in 2010.
The Rabers have homes in both the Nation’s capital and in West Virginia, near the two ends of the C&O Canal that runs alongside the Potomac River. Both locations serve as backdrops for FACE OF THE EARTH, their first novel.