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 the jetliner dives headlong towards Washington DC. Dr....Read More
Shadow of Eden is a story that had to be told for several reasons. First, is drug safety. We should have confidence in the drugs prescribed by our doctors. The FDA is supposed to watch over drug safety. Yet there are mistakes. During my research career, I have inside...Read More
—William Gartner author of BIOTOXIN.
Amazing. The Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor’s Center picked up the photos from my last hike to post them on their website. They found them on my Facebook page and tweeted me asking if I would give them permission to repost. They went live today. How cool to be recognized for your photography. I must say, one of my favorites was taken by Chris Weber (the one in the narrow Canyon). They posted three from the hike.
So I attached the link and you can see for yourselves.
The National Geographic page: https://www.facebook.com/grandcanyonngvc
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AnnaMaria writes books and also interviews authors that interest her. She and I sat down over coffee and scones (blueberry) and had a nice chat about my writing, my book, Shadow of Eden and quite a few other things. She is a very intuitive interviewer, which says a lot about her approach to her own writing. She asked about my interest in writing, some of the nuts and bolts about my plot, and slipped in a question or two about my family. Read it by clicking here.
Also, check out her web site describing her books by clicking here.
Darth Vader, Hanibal Lector, Lord Voldemort, The Joker. Villains we love to hate. They are so good, we remember their names. Importantly, they make the hero for without a great opponent, we’ll never know how good the protagonist is.
So I created two scary villains. One the mastermind, the other, the muscle. Morloch and Mallis. Both smart, cunning and supremely good at what they do.Read More
By Alan Anson Wanderer
I thoroughly enjoyed Anaphylaxis. As a physician, I am often dubious about the medicine and how it is rendered (in the most offensive way) to make a plot line work. Dr. Wanderer does not. It is refreshing to see it happen like it really does in the real world. He clearly has been there in person. If you like your medicine delivered in scary bits that are both understandable and drive the plot, you’ll love Anaphylaxis. For those who do not know, it is a deadly immune reaction to an environmental trigger, like peanuts or bee stings. If not handled correctly, you can die from it in a matter of minutes. Doctors fear it. We train how to handle it, and we dread the moment we are faced with it.
Better yet, Dr. Wanderer tells an excellent story. The science serves the story and not the other way around. the characters were real, the buildup solid, and the twists unexpected, particularly at the end, yet the clues were there… Highly recommended.
My rating: 5 of 5 starsRead More
Louis Kirby will be signing his book, Shadow of Eden, at world renowned fashion design Studio Joy Li in Scottadale Arizona. Stop by to meet Louis Kirby and see Joy’s striking and innovative styles. She creates timeless looks that project inner strength, beauty and confidence. Preview her collections at Joy Li’s web site.
Details: November 7 from 5-7
STUDIO Joy Li
7144 E. Stetson Dr #115
Scottsdale AZ 85251
SHADOW OF EDEN will capture your total attention once you start it. You will be constantly on the edge by the disturbing theme of malicious intent by a pharmaceutical company, such as the opening scene of a pilot gone mad and the progression to a potential war between China and the U.S.A. Dr. Kirby has written a thriller that has a believable medical theme with worldwide implications comparable to that of Dan Brown’s INFERNO. Both take you through pathways of suspense knowing world health is threatened. As a novelist of a medical thriller, I believe this should end up on the screen.Read More
Gripping from page one, Shadow of Eden is that perfect blend of Michael Crichton science and David Baldacci politics that keeps you up late at night compulsively turning to that next page. Brilliantly imagined and flawlessly paced, Kirby’s story leaves you thinking long after you’ve closed the book. Smart and exciting like a thriller should be.
Terry Gilberg interviewed Louis on KFYI. It aired on October 19th but is available as an online version or as a downloadable podcast.
Terry hosts a fast and wide ranging discussion about obesity, why we eat too much and how the wrong foods that end up in our mouths. Louis discusses the science of obesity, the brain-gut connection, food addiction and how to eat less and lose more. Catch it online! Hear louis Kirby’s archived interview by clicking here.Read More
Joyce Strand interviewed me recently and posted her interview on her web site Strand’s Simply Tips. (Louis Kirby Interview). In it she asked some questions I had not been prepared for. Questions like Reviewer after reviewer praises your “heart thumping” action scenes in your medical thriller SHADOW OF EDEN. How do you create such suspense?
How do you define a villain? Are villains relevant in SHADOW OF EDEN?
You know how the bad guys magically appear on the scene without any reason or explanation? It is just a convenient plot gimmick and the writer hopes you won’t think too much about how the villain knew to drive up just at that moment. In Shadow, it is very clear. In part is is from NSA technology that’s been in the news lately.Read More