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Glenwood native and Journal writer releases new novel

Chemical Reactions

SPRINGVILLE — Glenwood resident Justin R. Graham’s first novel, “Chemical Reactions,” has been published by Graham, using the Amazon self-publishing platform. It will be available through, as an e-book.

Graham is a freelance writer for the Journal. He described the book as a post-modern crime and sci-fi thriller.

Graham’s poetry can be found in Bell’s Letters Poets literary magazine and on the Fullosia Press website. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

“Chemical Reactions” takes place in the automated world of 2025, when an unstable, deadly nerve agent is ordered to be destroyed at an Army facility base. When a routine inspection goes haywire, the Army looks to the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, for an explanation.

Dr. Dean Anthony is a chemist at CBER and an expert in the field of gene therapy. He has everything a man could ever want and desires only one thing: a beautiful woman to share it all with. But most of all, he wants to shed the tragedy of his past: the cold-blooded murder of his parents, more than two decades ago, when Anthony and his brother fled from a ruthless cartel in Mexico.

Mitchell Crane is a former security guard at a Hampton’s nightclub. Audrey Chase is Mitchell’s bride-to-be, but days before his wedding, she vanishes without a clue. Determined to find her, Mitchell becomes an expert in private investigation.

When Anthony’s chopper makes an emergency landing in Atlantic City, he finds himself falling into the lost arms of a missing ghost: Chase.

Now the cartel is on the loose after cheating a life sentence, and with the aid of the Italian Mafia, they are hot on the trail of the lost brothers. The chemist finds himself caught in the middle of a dangerous equation and he will have to risk everything to solve it.

“I believe the novel has something everyone is looking for, and will attract readers of all genres of interests,” said Graham, who cites James Patterson as one of his favorite authors and influences. More information about Graham and his work can be found at

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