“A taut thriller…with an ideal fusion of wile and wit.” 
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Welcome to the website of Robert B. Lowe, author of Project Moses, Divine Fury  and Megan’s Cure.

 

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Big Pharma’s Record Penalties

 

Megan’s Cure, my latest book, is a medical mystery thriller in which the huge multinationals that comprise Big Pharma, conspire to destroy a miracle drug, the scientist who invented it, and the 10-year-old girl who carries the evidence of its effectiveness.  In the real world, the pharmaceutical giants frequently violate the laws designed to keep the public safe.  Here are a few examples: 

GlaxoSmithKline  agrees to pay $3 billion to settle a laundry list of violations primarily related to promoting psychotropic drugs for unapproved uses.  The company improperly promoted one drug for children suffering from depression after helping to create a study supporting such use that misreported its data. Glaxo also paid doctors to promote the improper use and fudged pricing data given the federal government which was used to set Medicaid reimbursement levels. http://1.usa.gov/17DtOeb

Pfizer  and its subsidiaries agree to pay $2.3 billion to settle allegations involving some of its anti-inflammatory and psychotropic drugs.  These drugs include Bextra, an anti-inflammatory drug later withdrawn because of increased danger of heart attacks and strokes.  Pfizer is alleged to have paid kickbacks to doctors who prescribed its medications. http://1.usa.gov/1Cy4QVj

Merck & Company agrees to pay $650 million to settle claims to several drugs, including Vioxx which was later withdrawn for increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.  The drug giant allegedly improperly reported its drug prices used to establish Medicaid reimbursement rates and paid illegal kickbacks to doctors, calling them “training” and “market research” fees.  http://1.usa.gov/179sTBo

Allergan, Inc. agrees to pay $600 million to settle allegations that it promoted Botox for unapproved ailments including headaches, pain and cerebral palsy. The drug is most widely known its cosmetic use in removing wrinkles. http://1.usa.gov/1vNIO4f

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals agrees to pay $520 million to settle allegations it marketed a drug called Seroquel for unapproved ailments including Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, depression, mood disorder, sleeplessness and post-traumatic stress disorder.  The drug was authorized for use for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients. http://1.usa.gov/179t8fR

 

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Robert B. Lowe is a Pulitzer-prize winning author whose fiction is based in San Francisco, hisRobert-0001RT-web
adopted home.

His past experiences – a 12-year career in investigative journalism and a Harvard Law School degree – enable him to write gripping mystery thrillers in both the legal and journalistic fields. Lowe draws his inspiration from John Grisham, Dick Francis and Lee Child and adds his own San Francisco twist. Readers will enjoy his references to the city’s landmarks such as Chinatown, North Beach and Pacific Heights  and the Bay area’s foodie culture.

When Lowe isn’t writing, he enjoys a day at the golf course and spending time with his wife and daughters.

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PROJECT MOSES was named one of five Finalists in the Best Indie Books of 2012, Mystery Thriller Category.

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Books in the Enzo Lee Series

Project Moses (Book 1) 

 

Project Moses

After several years of zealous investigative reporting on the East Coast, reporter Enzo Lee is enjoying his new, quiet life in San Francisco, churning out light, fluffy features for the local paper. Lee adores his North Beach apartment and days filled with running, tai chi, great food, and women. Life is good.

So when Lee’s boss orders him to cover the mysterious deaths of a local judge and prosecutor, he is flushed out of his comfort zone and thrust into a story that is both exhilarating and dangerous.

With help from the judge’s attractive niece Sarah Armstrong, Lee begins to uncover a bioterrorism scandal. The perpetrators will kill to conceal and Lee and Sarah soon become their prime targets. Will the pair evade their hunters and piece together the story before time runs out?

Or will the government agents and Silicon Valley titans who are the masterminds behind the scandal stop the pair and add them to the list of victims?

 

 

Divine Fury (Book 2)

Reporter Enzo Lee is once again churning out feature fluff for the San Francisco News.  He likes his North Beach apartment, steps away from his Chinatown roots.  He’s content with a life that includes a budding romance as well as dining and jogging his way through San Francisco’s picturesque neighborhoods

Then, he is assigned to cover a mysterious murder and a San Francisco politician’s historic attempt to become California’s governor. He starts to uncover a campaign of computer spying and political sabotage that turns lethal.  Meanwhile, a troubled war veteran armed with guns and explosives begins a violent journey from small-town Montana to the City by the Bay.

When Lee becomes a target himself he must dodge attempts on his own life while trying to expose the conspiracy and, with the help of police allies, foil an assassination plot.

A page-turning thriller with suspense, action, romance and enough twists to keep the reader guessing.  Divine Fury is the second novel in the Enzo Lee Mystery-Thriller Series, following the best-selling Project Moses - an Amazon Top 20 Mystery.

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Megan’s Cure (Book 3)

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When 10-year-old Megan Kim disappears from her school on the Alabama Gulf Coast, it has all the signs of a child abduction. However, a more complicated story soon emerges. The action follows Megan and a brilliant but troubled scientist across the South on a desperate mission to evade their pursuers. Big Pharma is intent on burying Megan and the secret she carries.

Meanwhile, reporter Enzo Lee is trying to save his gravely ill grandmother and embarks on a search for a cure. That quest leads him to the fugitive pair. Together, they must confront the wrath of the entire drug industry armed with the deadly tools of organized crime.

Megan’s Cure is an action-filled story played out in the labs and boardrooms of Big Pharma as well as along the rural byroads of the Deep South. This is the third novel in the Enzo Lee mystery thriller series By Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert B. Lowe.