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Stephen Martino


Steve Martino concludes his fast-paced and politically-relevant Alex Pella novel series with The Final Reality. Steve, a member of the International Thriller Writers, writes action-political thrillers to reveal and discuss pressing topics that affect our word today. His titles The New Reality and The Hidden Reality are often compared to substantive novels such as the Sigma Series by James Rollins and the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. The final book in the trilogy lands on the shelves in October 2017.

By trade, Steve is a board-certified neurologist and an avid educator, instructing both medical students and residents along with high school students, EMS squads, and physicians throughout his homestate, New Jersey. His dedication to the field of medicine has been recognized both nationally and locally. When not working, Steve can be found with his wife and his kids at soccer games, dance recitals, and Boy Scouts.






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Second book in the Alex Pella series

Coming March 9, 2016


This action-packed novel brilliantly weaves together ancient Greece with a disturbing future, carrying with it a warning for us all.

With The New Reality now in control of the world's nations, the brilliant doctor and inventor Alex Pella finds himself caught in a deadly power struggle between the tyrant who rules and the one who would. As he sets out on a mission to unravel the New World Order, he must also face the hidden truths about his own genetic heritage, truths that are slowly destroying him. When he receives an ambiguous message sent from a man long since dead, Alex learns that the only way to win his battle against The New Reality is to defeat a long-forgotten enemy nearly 2,500 years old.








#1 Bestselling Thriller at Amazon


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First book in the Alex Pella series

Released May 2014


Author Stephen Martino delivers an action-packed medical thriller in a heart-stopping race to save humanity.

In the year 2080, a deadly retrovirus is inadvertently released upon the planet. Facing financial ruin and catastrophic loss of life, the world’s nations turn to acclaimed neuroscientist Alex Pella and NIH expert Marissa Ambrosia. Assembling a team of experts, the scientists begin an international search for the cure while fighting off a foreign elite military unit sent to stop them at all costs. Guided by a code concealed within the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, the scientists must traverse ancient lands and solve a biblical riddle in their quest to save humanity from its eminent destruction.

Drawing from both our nation’s politically charged environment and the worldwide economic crisis, The New Reality follows Alex Pella on a journey that projects a frightening path for human existence in the twenty-first century.

 Praise for the New Reality

#1 Bestselling Thriller at Amazon

"With a storyline that could be ripped from tomorrow's newspaper headlines, author Stephen Martino reveals an extraordinary ability for creating memorable characters embedded in a thrill ride of an adventure that will grip the reader's total attention from first page to last. Attention Hollywood! This is the stuff of which block buster movies and ratings gold television series are made! Highly recommended for community library fiction collections and personal reading lists..."
–The Midwest Book Review

"a web of intrigue and wonder... 5 out of 5 stars"
–Herb Fogler, Blogger/Reviewer

"Readers are in for a chilling thrill ride...
–Pacific Review

"I can not believe that this book is Dr. Martino's first book."
–Cheryl Koch, Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer, 4 stars

“This edge-of-your seat science fiction thriller offers a glimpse into a frightening future that could be all too real a few decades from now.”
–Marika Charalambous, Blogger/Reviewer

"In a near future less than 70 years ahead, human greed, avidity, and lack of moral compass result in a dread pandemic which is both incurable and unstoppable. Like a Juggernaut, "The Disease" mows down one after another without restraint. Behind the tragic numbers are shadowy puppet masters pulling strings."
5 out of 5 Stars
–M. Anne-Marie Forbes, NetGalley Review

"Martino in his debut novel sets himself among the best thriller writers of this genre."
–Lonnie, Amazon.com 5 star review

"Mind blowing."
–Jill, Amazon.com 5 star review

"Alex Pella... could easily become a fixture in the thriller genre."
–Pacific Review

"deeply intelligent and well written"
–Marsha Jeanne Thalleen, Amazon Review, 5 Stars

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