Friday, June 8, 2012
The RX Factor
What if there was a drug that could cure what ails you? Cancer? Diabetes? Alzheimer's? What if that drug wasn't FDA approved, yet in human clinical trials it was showing a 100% success rate? How far would you be willing to go to obtain it? What price would you be willing to pay?
In the latest medical suspense thriller, The RX Factor, takes the reader on an interesting journey between the world of the pharmaceutical business and those patients that are willing to risk anything to obtain the cure. But what it the "cure" wasn't really a cure after all but a way for the drug companies to make a huge profit at the risk of human lives? What if someone knew what they were doing and threatened to expose them? What if the government was involved in the biggest conspiracy to hit the medical community?
This is just some of what you will uncover as you meet Ryan Matthews, former FBI agent and biotech researcher who gets involved with Jordan Carver, a fellow cancer research scientist whose company is under the microscope for a corporate buyout. Because Jordan is willing to offer the success at a cure for far less than the larger drug companies, they want her silenced at any cost. So when the yacht she is staying on with her Aunt and Uncle is suddenly blown up moments before she is expected to arrive, it suddenly interests the local police into the investigation.
Ryan Matthews is attempting to start over again after losing his wife and children in a plane accident. Once at the top of his game, he had invented what he had hoped would be the cure for cervical and ovarian cancer. His motivation came from his wife, who was diagnosed with the disease and had only a couple of years to live. However when he learned that the vaccine was causing the cancer to grow instead of cure, he gave up all hope for healing his wife.
Now it seems that Ryan's previous drug being marketed under a new name is being sold to third world countries as a way to offer a cure that the FDA isn't willing to invest anymore interest in and the price tag for a possible cure is listed at $5 million dollars. Now it's up to Jordan and Ryan to try and solve whether a cure does in fact exist or are the drug companies merely a front for a bigger problem.
I received The RX Factor by J. Thomas Shaw compliments of Pump Up Your Book Tours for my honest review. I was immediately drawn to the premise, because behind the big drug companies you often wonder if there are cures out there for such things as cancer, but because it would mean an end to hospital treatments and prescription drugs, the companies want to keep it under wraps so they can continue to make a profit. There are two different stories being challenged in this novel that become a tangle web of deception and suspense as the race for answers comes down to the wire. It will make you rethink every drug you take for whatever ails you in this suspense thriller. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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