Thursday, June 28, 2012

Book Review "The RX Factor" by J Thomas Shaw

I have taken a LOT of images and information about this book AND the Author, J Thomas Shaw from his official website: J Thomas Shaw 

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About the Book from Goodreads:
Five years after the death of his wife and children, Ryan Matthews is living alone with memories of his failed career in cancer research when fellow scientist Jordan Carver catches his eye. Preparing for a move to Mexico, Jordan plans to open a clinic where terminal patients will have affordable access to experimental medication. Despite Ryan’s skepticism on her willingness to bypass the FDA drug approval process, he is intrigued by Jordan’s passion and determination to provide alternative care to terminal patients. But when a violent explosion leaves the small Bahamian island of Exuma on edge, Ryan knows his life has once again been forever altered.

Drawn together by circumstance, attraction, and shared ambition, Ryan and Jordan become united in their international quest for the truth. The two embark on an explosive thrill ride ending in Washington, D.C., where the couple unravels the country’s best-kept secret: the government will stop at nothing to maintain the American way of life, with heartbreak and sickness for all.

My Review:

This book is full of thrilling action, intrigue, scandal, espionage, murder, mystery, suspense, passion, and more! The thrill ride never stops! 
Who is involved? Pharmaceutical company big shots, the FDA, the FBI, the CIA, the Mob, hired Assassins, and more!
How does this story start? Ryan Matthews, (one of two main characters in this story), is a former cancer researcher who developed a medication along with a colleague of his that he was positive could cure ovarian cancer. It just so happened at the same time his wife was battling from this very same deadly disease. He was so sure and believed in this drug so much that he was willing to do anything to save her life with it. This drug trials end up failing (conspiracy theory?) as they learn it actually accelerated the growth of this disease. All trials of this hazardous drug are halted completely, as well as his wife's life.
Now, about five years later, Ryan learns about Jordan Carver, M.D., (the second main character). She is planning to open an 'affordable' medical clinic in Mexico to treat terminal cancer patients as these other medical clinics who claim to cure this cancer are really crooks disguised in lush, exotic, vacation-type resort setting hospitals who are charging these cancer cure-seeking patients about five million dollars for a four month treatment plan using a drug they claim will cure their ovarian cancer. These desperate people fall victim to them. 
When Ryan learns of this, and of this miracle 'drug' they supposedly possess, it  piques his interest because this drug sounds exactly like the drug he created which did not cure his wife, but did the opposite. If what Ryan thinks is true, this clinic is ensuring an expensive death sentence upon unknowing innocent  victims. Ryan and Jordan are livid. Why would the FDA even allow this drug to still be available? Why was it being made available to the clinics in Mexico?
This spurs Ryan and Jordan to go undercover on a quest to get inside one of these particular hospitals to find out more information about the drug this hospital is using. They risk their own lives to get as much information as they can. With some brilliant moves and thoughtful actions, they succeed in getting what they need, and ship this information to where they need it to go to further investigate it, among other things. However, their plans do not end up working to their advantage, and now they are on a thrill ride no one wants to be on, risking their lives just to get to safety alone. Thus starts a cycle of dodging bullets, exploding vehicles, being followed and so much more packed into this fascinating thrill ride. This is just the beginning.
They continue on . . . 
I thoroughly LOVED this book! 

The only thing I have left to say about this book is don't miss it! Get it NOW! 
You can click on the photo of this book which is in the lower left side. It will take you directly to the Amazon page where you can purchase it!

I received this book for FREE from Pump Up Your Book and the Author, through their Book Reviewers Program in exchange to read this book and write a review about it. It is NOT required for this review to be either positive or negative, but, of my own honest opinion. “Free” means I was NOT provided with ANY MONIES to read this book nor to write this review, but to enjoy the pure pleasure of reading the book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255,
Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


BOOK REVIEW CONTEST going on now! You may have seen it in the youtube video. Here is the LINK: 
I've blown my chances! I never can write a SHORT review! I think I've definitely gone OVER the 400 words! I ask myself, HOW can I NOT? Oh well! Perhaps YOU may win!


The Author's website: 
has some EXCELLENT information in it! He is very active writing on it, and there is 'one' story I would really like to point out! It is called:

"The RX Factor" - A Medical Thriller I Had To Write and here is the link: 

Where are all the cures for disease? 





 This is copied and pasted from his website:

John Thomas Shaw was born in Quincy, IL, attended college at Illinois State University in Normal, IL and relocated to Chicago after his graduation. Following a successful career with a national mortgage company, he co-founded Guaranteed Rate, Inc. which is now one of the fastest growing independent mortgage bank in the United States.
The author now lives in the San Diego area with his wife and two children. Prior to his relocation to California, Mr. Shaw lived six years in Durham, NC followed by two years living in the families rustic log cabin in the Sangre De Cristo Mountain range area of Colorado and has traveled extensively throughout the Bahamas’, Caribbean and Mexico. The scenes throughout The RX Factor takes place in the various locations that the author has lived or experienced in his travels. Throughout the process of writing The RX Factor, the author consulted with his good friend, Johnny Powers Ph.D.
Reader testimonials
“he trains his sights on the Food and Drug Administration, and the possibility of political chicanery guiding its agenda, rather then the health and well being of the citizenry. He builds the story slowly, comfortably serving forth players who weave their way into a layered tale where corporate greed, political malfeasance, personal ambition and ethical behavior vie for ascendancy. In this narrative, greed has soundly trumped any Hippocratic oath – medical research serves as a cash cow, not a miracle maker.” —Kirkus Discoveries
Dr. Powers holds a bachelor degree in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, a masters in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University, a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Powers has over 20 years experience in the biomedical field, with extensive experience in developing and marketing new diagnostic tests for the early detection and management of cancer. Dr. Powers most recently served as the President of TriPath Oncology, a North Carolina-based biotechnology company focused on developing innovative medical tests for ovarian, cervical and breast cancer. TriPath imaging was sold to a major multi-national medical diagnostics company in 2006. In his career, Dr. Powers has dealt extensively with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and various government agencies, and has published numerous scientific research papers and holds medical patents in both the US and Canada. He now resides in the New England area with his wife and two children.


  1. Laurie,

    I am thrilled that you loved my story. Thank you for the fantastic review.

    J. Thomas Shaw

    1. Hi John!
      Thanks for stopping by my Blog today!
      Your writing in this book is deserving for the raving review! Wow!
      LOVED the book!
      I also went to your website and Facebook page. I encourage EVERYONE visit those 2 pages to learn a LOT more about you and what you stand for.
      I LOVED the articles you have at your webiste, why you wrote the book, and where are all the cures for disease and more. On your Facebook page you are even a supporter of Organic Foods! I saw you had some posts about the BAD Monsanto Company/supporter of Genetically Modified Foods there! I left some comments on your FB page about them and how I do NOT like them! I also left some facts about their almost ruin of Michigan Thumb's Sugar Beet Crop and ruining of all the other crops, especially the cross-pollination into the Organic Foods and Asparagus!
      I'm SO glad to see you are a supporter of "health"!
      Thank you for stopping by, again! Also, thanks for writing such an A+ book!
      I LOVE what you stand for!

  2. I read and reviewed this book, and I cannot agree more! I gave it 5 stars too. This is a must-read even for people who don't usually like this style book. Thanks for reviewing this book, too!


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