Pitcharama entry: The Malthus Conspiracy

Manuscript Title: The Malthus Conspiracy

Author: Danielle Uidam

Age group: (YA/NA) NA

Genre: Mystery / Thriller

Word count: 120,000

250 word blurb:

In 2011 the world population hit seven billion. Fourteen thousand babies are born every hour. By 2045 the population is predicted to hit nine billion. Can our planet cope?

In 1798 Economist Reverend Thomas Malthus thought not. His work ‘An Essay on the Principal of Population’ predicted that population growth would outpace our ability to obtain resources, resulting in a global epidemic of famine that would destroy society unless curbed.

Fast forward to 2012. College students Dean Adams and his best friend Felix Pye, unwittingly stumble across the greatest conspiracy in history, and by doing so sign a death warrant. They are forced to run as powerful, high society members of a 200 year old secret Malthusian League attempt to silence them.

The league will stop at nothing to continue its Malthusian cause. Their purpose? To curb population growth and ensure Malthus’ predictions for economic ruin do not come true.
With the aide of detective Isabella Mercena, Dean and Felix go head to head against the evil forces as they attempt to expose the league’s sinister plans to control population. Will they survive to tell the tale and tell it before the next wave of disaster is unleashed on mankind?

The Malthus Conspiracy is a fast paced 120,000 word novel that will have readers sitting on the edge of their seats as they unravel the conspiracies secrets. Serving a wide audience, the thrilling story intertwines historical fiction with modern day, fast paced action capped off with a hint of romance.

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4 responses to “Pitcharama entry: The Malthus Conspiracy

  1. Ann

    I’ll admit I looked up R. T. Malthus, and was WAY impressed that you didn’t make that up! This mixture of theories, conspiracy, and secret societies could be the next Da Vinci Code…did I state your secret hope? Good luck!

    • Haha! I would love to my book to become the next Da Vinci Code. Maybe through this competition someone might pick it up 🙂 The ideas that Malthus presented are so interesting, that I thought it would be a great, and topical issue to write about. Malthus even influenced Charles Darwin!

      Thanks for putting on this competition.

  2. Hey, love the premise. I’m nearly half the way through a ms that has a similar tone. BAsed on the GA Guidestones and the conspiracy/controversy behind that. Great job!

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