Louis Kirby Shadow of Eden

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Shadow of Eden

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                 Chillingly plausible and terrifying. You'll never take another pill without thinking of Shadow of Eden. Peter Glassman MD, author of THE HELIOS RAIN.

A call for a physician on board a 747 awakens Dr. Steve James. He is ushered into the cockpit where he finds an unconscious copilot and a delusional captain. Moments later, he is the only conscious person in the cockpit as it plunges headlong toward Washington DC.

Secretary of State Linda Resnick and President Robert Dixon watch in horror as China's army ruthlessly kills 30,000 peaceful worshippers in Hong Kong, broadcast by a sole but ill fated TV camera crew. A visibly shaken President Dixon uncharacteristically vows revenge.  

Dr. James is confronted by the puzzling and relentlessly progressive brain illness of the 747 Captain and a young woman, an illness that may be the forerunner to thousands more getting the invariably fatal illness. But suddenly he is faced with deadly attempts on his and his family's life. He will go to any length to protect them but he still has no idea why he is in the assassin's crosshairs.

Secretary Resnick and the White House Staff become alarmed as President Dixon becomes increasingly erratic in his management of the escalating military confrontation with China.

Steve James persistent investigations quickly makes him the pivotal threat to an international conspiracy that is played out in the highest office in the land -- with an all out effort to kill him before he can pull all the pieces together.

With his deep medical experience and his highly placed political and military informants, Kirby delivers a smart, devastatingly intense, and jaw-droppingly realistic medical and political thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last riveting page.
                    

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"Great read along the lines of the masters like Clive Cussler and David Baldacci." Luis Enrique

"I could NOT put this book down! It was fast-paced and suspenseful. A pill for weight loss called Eden, a possible international incident with China, corporate greed, and an ordinary doctor flung into the middle of it all. You won't regret reading this book. It is one of the best of this genre I've read in a long time!!" Barbara Furlich

 "hits a home run with his first novel, demonstrating amazing command of the subject matter - involving corporate intrigue, geopolitics and medicine. Dr. Kirby weaves an intricate story with incredible skill. Reminiscent of books by Michael Crichton." Jeanne Y

 "Outstanding read that I could not put down until complete. The book evokes Mayday by Nelson DeMille except with a twist. If you like Michael Connelley and Nelson DeMille, you will like this one too." S Channen

"Taut, gripping; full of action, political intrigue and greedy pharmaceutical companies. Conrad Samayoa

"...highly recommend for anyone who enjoys medical or political thrillers.." Betty Stump

"Great Medical Suspense. This book is a great example of an outstanding medical thriller." J Hollett

"...as good as anything Michael Crichton has written and his political intrigue rivals Baldacci." Chris Evans            

About the Author:

Louis Kirby, MD has specialized in research and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, chiefly Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, during his professional career as a neurologist. Dr. Kirby served as principal investigator on nearly 400 human clinical trials. He has given presentations at national and international conferences on drug development and consulted for the government and the pharmaceutical industry. 
Throughout his life he has always been drawn to writing. While in medical school he published several stories, one landing him in hot water with the Dean of Medicine. In his free time, he hikes around his adopted state of Arizona including the Grand Canyon, bikes, writes medical and political thrillers, and take photographs. He is married to the woman of his dreams and has a beautiful teenage daughter.

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