"Smart and exciting like a thriller should be. 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."

—William Gartner author of BIOTOXIN.

Anaphylaxis by Alan Wanderer

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller

Review: Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller 

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.

 

Anaphylaxis: A Medical Thriller by Alan Anson Wanderer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Studio Joy Li Hosts Book Signing by Louis Kirby

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Appearances | 0 comments

F1389S Fatale jkt side slvLouis 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
(480) 970-1043


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. . . Comparable to that of Dan Brown’s INFERNO. Alan Wanderer, MD, author of ANAPHYLAXIS, A MEDICAL THRILLER

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

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.

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Smart and exciting like a thriller should be. William Gartner author of BIOTOXIN.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

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.

 

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Radio personality Terry Gilberg interviews Louis Kirby on Obesity

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Interviews | 0 comments

Terry Gilberg interviews Louis Kirby

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.

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Interview by Joyce Strand

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Interviews | 0 comments

Originally posted Thursday, October 10, 2013

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: Author Louis Kirby, MD

Joyce interviewed Louis about Shadow of Eden Joyce Strand posted this interview on October 10.

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?

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 How do you define a villain? Are villains relevant in SHADOW OF EDEN?

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NSA technology in Shadow

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

NSA technology in Shadow

NSA rack computingYou 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.

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What motivated me to write Shadow of Eden

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

What motivated me to write Shadow of Eden

drug developmentI spent years in the pharmaceutical and drug research industry. To most people, drugs spring up on the pharmacy shelves pristine and ready for use like Aphrodite emerging from the sea on a shell.

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Vacation photos from Lake Como, Italy

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Author's Blog | 0 comments

Vacation photos from Lake Como, Italy

Photography is a hobby and I recently took a short (too short) vacation with the family to Lake Como. We stayed in a villa on Menaggio. These are some of the images. Click on the images to open them into a larger window.

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Shadow of Eden grabs you from the opening pages and never lets you go in a non-stop whirlwind of intrigue, murder, corruption and sabotage. Peter Glassman MD, author of THE HELIOS RAIN

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

You are what you eat–so don’t eat…

51f20JsEXvLGlobally, obese or those who perceive themselves overweight need a pill to lose weight– the miracle drug Eden. Eden, the diet pill par excellence with “no significant adverse effects.” A pilot takes it and the plane nearly crashes. Dr. James, one of the original Eden investigators, finds its flaw. A fatal delayed brain degeneration leading to dementia and death. Eden’s makers will kill anyone who exposes the truth, especially Dr. James who must run for his life…

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