When the sister of an FBI agent joins a dating agency, she meets more than her match–she uncovers a human organ trafficking ring in “The Matchmaker” by Moira Henderson
In “The Matchmaker” (ISBN 1470081229), Moira Henderson pens a medical thriller that peers into the black market of human organ harvesting and addresses the ongoing international trafficking in illegal human organ donation.
Reflecting the reality of our online world, the story introduces Katherine, the younger sister of FBI agent Rebecca Ryan. She has recently joined a dating agency and is required to submit to a blood test for matching purposes. An enthralled Katherine is soon matched to David Desilva and quickly brings him home for an introduction to the family. But the Ryans’ feisty Irish mom feels something amiss with David and asks Rebecca to investigate.
What she uncovers is a racket in human body parts that stretches across several countries. Rebecca teams up with her ex-boyfriend, homicide detective James Conti, to pursue this illegal ring of human organ donation victims. Circumstantial evidence begins to pile up around David, and Rebecca’s police chief father soon finds his daughter on a Homeland Security watch list.
Meanwhile, pathologist Martin Hunter is outraged when he finds his daughter was falsely listed as being in a tragic moving vehicle accident, only to have her organs removed in the hospital without her consent. To find out who is behind these shocking incidents, Rebecca will have to venture into a morally grey world for which even her FBI training has not prepared her.
In her depiction of organ trafficking and the means used to combat it, Henderson draws on her knowledge of the black market industry and the law enforcement operations used to capture the perpetrators.
“This book depicts the problem in China today and the attempts the Human Rights Association has made in this arena,” says Henderson.
“The Matchmaker” is a thriller that taps into the strange and cruel world of illegal human organ harvesting. Shocking and dramatic, the novel moves through a rapid plot to reveal a surprise ending.
“The Matchmaker” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author: Moira Henderson earned a degree in health care from Cambridge College of Health and a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Dundee in Scotland. Henderson is also a member of Mensa and the International Forensic Association.
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Lori Maceri decides to follow her vision developing a concept including both hot and cold comfort foods in a fast casual setting
Soup Scoop®, Sandwich Shop, an eatery in Shelby Township, takes sandwiches to extreme.
In a crowded field of fast-casual sandwich players, a new concept in Shelby Township, Michigan, has found a clever way to stand out: by adding fresh baked waffles to their sandwich lineup.
Their menu puts a unique twist on classic foods, beginning with pita and sub sandwiches. After many years, in 2010, they added the pretzel bread sandwich to the menu. Serving waffles ice cream sandwiches and sundaes, they thought, why not put all of their sandwich varieties on the waffles?
In addition to sandwiches, they are also a soup company, serving from a rotating list of over 200 varieties of award-winning homemade soup along with a full ice cream parlor serving up to 40 flavors of Ashby’s ice cream, a Michigan company.
The modern, fast casual restaurant was founded by Lori and Anthony Maceri. Lori, whose grandmothers had a restaurant in Detroit, gave her the aspiration and knowledge of cooking from scratch. Anthony, a wholesale produce industry veteran for over 40 years, in Detroit’s Eastern Market, certainly knows the industry.
“That’s a critical job,” says Lori, “because so much of what we do depends on it.” He learned the ropes from his father, Sam Maceri, known in Detroit as “King of Freshness” since 1936. Their goal was to have a restaurant that served items made from scratch from family traditions.
Customers enjoy choice, novelty, and quality. At Soup Scoop®, Sandwich Shop they can have it all. Thanks to the family ties, customers are guaranteed the best products made with the finest Maceri Produce available from across the country and around the world.
Soup Scoop® Sandwich Shop is located on the northwest corner of 21 Mile and Hayes in Shelby Township, Michigan.
For more information contact Lori Maceri at 586-216-0265.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famous for its award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, has partnered with Eckerd Community Alternatives for a Back to School 2013 Book Drive from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15. Guests who donate three new or gently used elementary school books at any of the three Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Tampa/Clearwater area locations will receive a Grimaldi’s $5 off card (limit one per person. Grimaldi’s $5 off card good for future visit only). Donations benefit Eckerd, a non-profit organization providing second chances to nearly 7,000 children and their families involved in the foster care system each day in Tampa Bay.
“It is important for us to give back to the communities where Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has restaurants and education is of vital importance. We have held book drives in other markets so we are excited about implementing one in Florida,” said Brittany Maroney, director of marketing of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “We are eager to collect books for children who can learn from them, and might not otherwise be able to enjoy them.”
Books may be dropped off at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria local restaurants: Countryside
27001 US Highway 19 N. Ste. 1140, Clearwater, FL 33761; Citrus Park, 7990 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL 33625; and WestShore, 253 WestShore Plaza Ste. B1B, Tampa, FL 33609.
About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has three locations in the Tampa area: Countryside 27001 US Highway 19 N. Ste. 1140, Clearwater, FL 33761; Citrus Park, 7990 Citrus Park Town Center Tampa, FL 33625; and WestShore 253 WestShore Plaza Ste. B1B, Tampa, FL 33609.
For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.
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About Eckerd Community Alternatives:
Eckerd Community Alternatives, as contracted by the Florida Department of Children and Families, is the community-based care lead agency for child welfare and foster care services in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties), serving nearly 7,000 children and their families each day. It is a program of Eckerd, a national nonprofit children’s charity headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed second chances to over 150,000 children and families since its founding by Jack and Ruth Eckerd in 1968. To learn more visit EckerdCBC.org