James Wm. Lewis has written a chilling thriller. Neighbors are being randomly poisoned. Psychological fantasy of POISON! is twisted and sureal. A savant threates to level Joplin, MO with earthquakes using techniques developed by Nikola Tesla a century ago. The hero is world famous Doctor Charles "Chuck" Rivers who battles the supreme evil doer, Agua Naranja. Chuck uses a beowulf, massively parallel computer, retina painters, and other secret powers to even the score. Dr. Rivers witnessed an agricultural accident in Bhopal India kill thousands in their sleep with deadly gas. From that horror, Rivers became a powerful force for protecting citizens from corporate pollutors. Several of the key characters are homeless, living, dying and raising their families in crumbling and abandonned lead mines in rural Missouri.