Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Shadow of Eden, by Louis Kirby, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 176 customer reviews.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
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 Strahorn 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.
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.
The Secretary of State and the White House Staff become alarmed as President Dixon becomes increasingly erratic in his management of the escalating military confrontation with China.
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.
Louis Kirby is an internationally recognized neurologist who specializes in neurodegenerative diseases, chiefly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Throughout his life he has always been drawn to writing. While in medical school he published two of his stories, one landing him in hot water with the Dean of Medicine.
While in clinical practice, Dr. Kirby founded Pivotal Research Centers in Phoenix, a research facility that specialized in human drug testing. Pivotal rapidly grew into one of the nation’s largest medical research centers of its kind. During this time, Dr. Kirby served as principal investigator on nearly 400 clinical trials. He frequently gave presentations at national and international conferences on drug development and consulted for the government and the pharmaceutical industry.
After selling Pivotal Research Centers to a publicly held company, he served for a year as Chief Medical Officer for Provista Life Sciences, a biotech firm working with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Kirby currently serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Association. He is a scientific advisor for several companies, including the Critical Path Institute, a non-profit organization working with the FDA in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. He consults for biotech and pharmaceutical companies on a part time basis and regularly speaks at scientific gatherings. These activities still leave him plenty of time to research and write his next book.
Dr. Kirby enjoys the wide-open skies (and dry heat) of Phoenix with his wife and daughter.
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