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Local novelist wins award

Posted: October 5, 2010 3:50 p.m.
Updated: October 6, 2010 5:00 a.m.

Robert Kiger, retired cardiologist and long-time resident of Camden, recently won an award for his book, “His KingdomS Come.”

The book earned first place in the Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi category of the International Best Book Winner Awards 2010. The International Book Awards are sponsored by JPX Media, the parent company for USABookNews.com.

Kiger’s book features a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr. Miles St. Clair, with a special talent for repairing damaged or incomplete DNA chromosomal strands. When his initial cloning of an ancient Merovingian King suddenly evolved to include experiments with the DNA found on a sacred religious relic, St. Clair struggles with the ethical and spiritual ramifications of engineering the Second Coming itself.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, cardiologist Kiger’s career included a stint as chief of preventive medicine at NASA’s Huntsville, Ala. development site for the Atlas rocket.

He retired from private practice at the South Carolina Heart Center, and currently resides in Camden with his wife, Shirley. They have two sons and three grandchildren.

In addition to writing fiction and poetry, he enjoys traveling the world and bow hunting for elk. And, of course, Countess (Tess), his standard poodle, is his companion on their long walks.

More information about his book can be found at www.hiskingdomscome.com.

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