Bad Seed is a business/legal thriller featuring the brilliant, beautiful research scientist Aurora Blanc. It follows her sensational rise from penniless student to potentially-sociopathic Silicon Valley billionaire. Bad Seed reads as if Michael Crichton had teamed up with John Grisham. Both an important work of fiction and a genuine page turner, Bad Seed explores our 21st century concerns about cutting-edge GMO science. This book announces a new fiction talent and will do for genetically-modified food what Jaws did for beach holidays. In Aurora Blanc, the Instagram Age finds its ideal villain, and in Rabbi Smith, her implacable, humble adversary, we locate a new kind of American hero.

Richard Lieberman is the author of two critically-acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling books. His work has been praised by the Washington Post, Book World, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Forbes and Booklist, and awarded a Society of Midland Authors Adult Nonfiction Honourable Mention. He has also written numerous articles in national magazines. Lieberman lives in Sarasota, Florida and Door County, Wisconsin. He was previously a partner in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of the international law firm, McGuireWoods.

Recommended by prestigious literary book distributor SPD ( One of their recommended books just won 2019 Pulitzer Prize for poetry).

Expertly researched, Bad Seed reveals haunting details about the mechanics of genetically modified food. Compulsively readable, it’s equal parts engaging and terrifying. You’ll wish this compelling novel were science fiction. — Tasha Alexander

Praise for Bad Seed in recent radio interviews: 

“Fascinating and somewhat frightening....a corking good read. It will make you think.” -- Westwood One Jim Bohannon 

“Bad Seed reveals a great life lesson gone wrong.” - NPR

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Bad Seed by Richard Lieberman

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