A Plague, a Villain And Then There’s Rome

Jack Hyland in an interview with Dan Dwyer at Robin Hood Radio last week Photo by Marsden Epworth

Jack Hyland is a man of many parts. Harvard MBA, former investment banker and longtime weekend resident of Dutchess County, Hyland has just published his first novel, “The Moses Virus,” a mystery set mostly in Rome.

The idea for the book came to Hyland, then president of the American Academy in Rome, nine years ago when he spent a day with archeologists exploring aqueducts under the ruins of the Roman Forum. What if the archeologists inhaled a deadly virus and died immediately? Hyland’s imagination was off and running.

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