As Menace in the Walls begins, Joshua working in a research
laboratory in Cleveland General Hospital during the summer break,
stumbles on a menace that has claimed the life of his beloved horse,
Mandy. He is determined to solve the mystery. During the course of the
book, Joshua uncovers his sister Kelley’s inadvertent link to a
sinister plot involving the mysterious deaths of infants. Readers are
faced with the question of whether Joshua can solve the case without
putting his life and Kelley’s in danger.
Menace in the Walls,
published by Science2Discover, is a fiction based on a true and
controversial story that took place in the mid-1990s in Cleveland, OH.
During an outbreak of pulmonary hemorrhage resulting in the death of
several young infants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), led by Dr. Dorr Dearborn of Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, investigated the first 10 cases
and found an association between the deaths and water-damaged homes
containing the toxic mold, Stachybotrys. Dr. Dearborn read Menace in
the Walls and advised Eskeland on the medical aspect of the disease.
Menace in the Walls will be educational as well as entertaining for
children as it focuses on the medical/scientific aspects of mold.