Project Moses - A Mystery Thriller [NOOK Book]

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Finalist 2012 Best Indie Book Awards - Mystery Thrillers (Kindle Daily Review)

?A thriller with an ideal fusion of wile and wit.?- Kirkus Reviews

Project Moses is a high-tech bioterrorism thriller in the Grisham mode that has romance, suspense and humor.

Enzo Lee, 37, a burned out reporter, has forsaken ...
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Project Moses - A Mystery Thriller

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Overview

Finalist 2012 Best Indie Book Awards - Mystery Thrillers (Kindle Daily Review)

“A thriller with an ideal fusion of wile and wit.”- Kirkus Reviews

Project Moses is a high-tech bioterrorism thriller in the Grisham mode that has romance, suspense and humor.

Enzo Lee, 37, a burned out reporter, has forsaken investigative reporting on the East Coast to churn out feature fluff in San Francisco. He likes his North Beach apartment, steps away from his Chinatown roots. Running, tai chi, great food, women who are attracted to his exotic looks. Life is good.

Then, Lee’s comfortable life is shaken up when he is ordered to cover the unexplained deaths of a local judge and prosecutor. Intrigued by the connection, and the judge’s attractive niece, Sarah Armstrong, Lee begins to uncover a bioterrorism scandal whose perpetrators - including government officials and Silicon Valley titans - will kill to conceal.

When Lee and Sarah become targets, the question becomes whether the pair can evade their hunters and piece together the story before their time runs out. Project Moses is set in San Francisco, New York and Silicon Valley.

"Mystery readers should like this one, I know that I did." - J. Robert Ewbank

"…a highly imaginative, fast paced thriller" - Christina K. Ahn

“Fantastic read…this novel is right up there with the best of them.” – Athenajewel

Approximately 86,000 words; 285 pages By Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert B. Lowe
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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews - Staff Reviewer
Lowe's taut thriller is fronted by a likable protagonist who retains his sense of humor even under a constant threat of death. Reporter Enzo Lee and lawyer Sarah Armstrong…convincingly manage the intrigue…and their mutual attraction and ensuing relationship is believable. Readers can appreciate the stockpiling of secrets, elusive characters and murders committed to preserve those secrets.

A thriller with an ideal fusion of wile and wit.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013709843
  • Publisher: Robert B Lowe
  • Publication date: 1/23/2012
  • Series: Enzo Lee Mystery Thrillers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 293,925
  • File size: 737 KB

Meet the Author

ROBERT B. LOWE is a life-long fan of mystery novels from the Hardy Boys through LeCarre, Grisham, Hiaasen, Child and many more. He was a newspaper reporter for 12 years when he won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative work. He attended Harvard Law School and has worked for 20 years in Silicon Valley as a lawyer and high-tech consultant. He borrowed from all of those vocational experiences in writing Project Moses. He resides in the Bay Area with his family. Project Moses is his first novel. He can be reached at His website is: www.robertblowe.com
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  • Posted April 16, 2012

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    "Project Moses" by Robert B. Lowe was a very good mys


    "Project Moses" by Robert B. Lowe was a very good mystery, romance and thriller read. The novel had my attention from the very beginning to the end. There were times I was laughing and even crying at some point. The story was a very believable and detailed. I found it very easy to keep up with all that was going on and it really moved fast for being a very lengthy novel.This was loaded with plenty of action and definitely a page turner!

    The main hero Enzo Lee was a heck of a reporter and hooking
    up with the heroine.... Sarah Armstrong who was a lawyer....
    and with the rest of the marvelous characters this was some story
    that was very well written. This storyline was mainly (Enzo and Sarah)
    two people who hunedt and got hunted,... murders, lots of secrets in the government coverup and still being able to get the truth out before the time ran out for them. Truly, bringing down the CEO
    (Graylock) of the AgriGenics Co. was really some work.

    "Project Moses" dealt with a science dealing the some gene being divided helping the food number and then this entering into the some technology that would get rid of certain crops and animals.

    "Project Moses" will leave you thinking that this author must had some backgound in law and reporting because he created a well thought out novel and I would defintely recommend to all mystery and thriller readers. I thought it was a excellect read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Highly recommended - A real page turner!

    Talk about a fun read. Robert Lowe has crafted a compelling mystery thriller that drew me in right from the start. The interesting plot is full of the twists and turns that are the hallmark of my favorite mystery novels.

    The book is populated by an assortment of well-drawn characters who really bring the story to life. In addition to Enzo and Sarah, I particularly liked Master Chu, the perceptive 80 year old tai chi master, and Brian Graylock, the ruthless, disturbed chief executive of AgriGenics.

    Lowe does an excellent job describing San Francisco and other Bay Area locations. You really get a feel for the city, the region and the people who populate it as the story unfolds. His depiction of Chinatown - the sites, sounds, and smells - is especially well done.

    This is a great first novel. I can't wait to see what Lowe comes up with next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Well written with likeable characters.  A little bit of everythi

    Well written with likeable characters.  A little bit of everything. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Excellent read. I was totally hooked from the beginning. The favorable reviews are right on target. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    keeps you on your toes

    If you like a good thriller and you just have to keep going to the next page this is a very good read

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Enjoyed this book

    In today's world anything seems possible in a terrorist world. The characters are believeable in their investigation of finding out what is happening in a scientific world that most of us do not comprehend or think about in our daily lives.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    Think Pelican Brief, Conspiracy Theory, and Outbreak combined i

    Think Pelican Brief, Conspiracy Theory, and Outbreak combined into one book. A once burned reported doing a snarky fluff column gets asked to cover a police officer’s death and then a judge’s death. The niece of said judge takes umbrage with his statements about her aunt. While watching her walk across the street outside his office, he sees a van try to run her down. This starts him on a journey that will take him from Coast to Coast, running from everyone from the Rogue government agents down. As the body count rises, so do the stakes.

    At first, I thought this story would be similar to the Pelican Brief or Outbreak, but this story stands on its own against others in the genre. The tension stretches deliciously from one chapter to the next building to the brilliant climax. My only niggle of problem with the story was that the ending was so tragic. While I appreciate a tragic ending, in this case it seemed like a low blow.

    I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds. A good read.

    This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Project Moses is one of those don’t. put. it down. I can&r

    Project Moses is one of those don’t. put. it down. I can’t stop reading stories. It’s one of the better books I’ve read all year. I’m pretty sure it’s the only one I’ve given five stars to. It’s really THAT good and I can wait to read more!

    This multiple murder mystery focuses on genetic re-engineering for agricultural bio weapons. Corporate greed combined with government secrecy will change the world as we know it. It’s a gripping, non-stop action thriller with a touch of romance. Just the sort of book I’d love to see made into a movie!

    The two main characters, Enzo–a features writer and Sarah–a corporate lawyer related to one of the victims, set out to prove the conspiracy and beat the bad guys. (It was easy for me to relate to Enzo because he’s Italian-Chinese. I’m Irish-Chinese and lived in Italy for four years.) Do they? Well, you’ll have to read it and see for yourself ;)

    This is my favorite passage from the book. Unfortunately, it reminds me of the relationship with my own family for many years now.

    Lee understood from his own experience how pain and pride can divide families for a lifetime. He also realized that the scars that grow and enable the wounded to go on can be as fragile as they are necessary. Sometimes they are simply too thin to endure questions, opinions or the acknowledgment that the hurt has cut clean to the core.

    (Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the eBook for review purposes.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Excellent Read

    This was a well written, interesting book. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

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    This book had a little bit of everything I enjoy; mystery, suspe

    This book had a little bit of everything I enjoy; mystery, suspense, romance, and action. My favorite thing about the book had to have been the mix of mystery, suspense, and action. I wasn't completely sold on the romance between Enzo and Sarah, it felt forced and underdeveloped. I was hooked on this book and couldn't put it down for most of it. I didn't care much for the ending, it didn't feel like enough resolution to me. Overall it was a good book and I would recommend it to others.

    [I won this book from a Librarything Member's Giveaway which in no way affects the content of my review.]

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  • Posted April 14, 2012

    This was my first book that I have read in the e-book format. I


    This was my first book that I have read in the e-book format. I must admit that at first I was somewhat skeptical about not having the "old fashioned" book in my hands. However, after reading the first few chapters, I was enthralled with the story as well as with the new method of reading. Project Moses held my attention from beginning to end. The description is detailed and the story is believable. I surely hope that this will not be the last time that I am able to read about Enzo Lee. Watch out Grisham, there is a new kid on the block (who apppears to be another attorney turned storyteller), and his name is Robert B. Lowe.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    Review:Project Moses by Robert B. Lowe 5 STARS Project Moses is

    Review:Project Moses by Robert B. Lowe
    5 STARS
    Project Moses is a Mystery Thriller that is scary that some of it could happen with all the science being discovered. I did not want to put it down till I had finshed reading it. Its a good length of a book.
    I have to admit crying at part of the story.
    Enzo Lee writes fluff pieces for San Francisco newspaper for the last two years. His boss just assigned him to cover a prosecutor death. Enzo does not want it and I thought he was not much of an investigator.
    Then he is asked to cover a Judge Miriam Gilbert's death in her office she is found the next morning. They did not know yet what she had died from but the prosecuter and the Judge were just on a case that ended in a hung jury.
    The next day the Judge's niece Sarah Armstrong comes to talk to Lee about her Aunt the judge and as she is leaving the newpaper building she is runover by a hit and run that seamed aimed at her. Lee was a witness to it and took her home from the hospital and to his place because he did not like all these deaths happening.
    The more that Lee and Sarah find out about the deaths they find lots more accidents have happened accross the country.
    Lee is being set up on a drug charge but he is warned by the police detective who was investigating the judge death till it was taken over by Feds.
    Two lawyers that went to law school and argued against Sarah and her friend the dead prosecuter where also killed by mysterous deaths. One of the deaths was Brent Donsen who worked as prosecuter for Justice department.
    Finding what he was looking at opens a lot of information. Brent was actually the first death in New York than is buddy in florida and than the deaths in San Francisco.
    Thier is a lot of science about gene splicing to help the food supply but than you see how that same technology is used to wipe out crops of certain areas and animals.
    The story is well told and kept my attention on the story. I would read more books by Robert in the future based on this book.
    I was given this ebook from Librarything and asked in return to give honest review of the story.
    01/23/2012 PUB Words: 85474

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    Enzo Lee is the kind of cool hero we need more of! He's witty, s

    Enzo Lee is the kind of cool hero we need more of! He's witty, smart and cute too! The story has nice pace, before you know it there are things going on that our reluctant Enzo can't avoid. I especially liked all of the supporting players in this novel from the slick and twisted CEO, Graylock to the sassy, gay police woman who breaks the rules to help solve the case. There is just so much to like about this book: it's comfort food for sure in the nice retro way a Grisham or Clancy novel is, but Project Moses also has funny parts, delicious foodie parts and some frisky bedroom parts!

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    I found this to be a real page turner. Very well written. I was

    I found this to be a real page turner. Very well written. I was drawn into the story immediately. I thoroughly enjoyed the the characters. I would like to follow Enzo Lee on more adventures in the future. I think it will make a great series. I could see influences from some of my favorite authors, a great mix!

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    A Real Thriller!

    Enjoyed this book! Lowe's descriptive writing connects the reader to the great characters in this thriller. The pacing was just what I wanted in a mystery I couldn't put down. A must read for any mystery lover!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Didn't want the book to end!

    This was a captivating story with an engaging protagonist in Enzo Lee. The descriptions transported me into the action and settings and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. Distinct and colorful "side" characters and sprinkles of humor added to the enjoyment. I even learned some new things about the worlds of journalism, law, and genetic engineering. I hope Enzo Lee will be back with more adventures! But in the meantime I just might read Project Moses again to catch details I may have missed on the first reading.
    If you like smart mysteries with interesting characters that do interesting things, you'll like Project Moses.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Couldn't put it down!

    This book quickly grabbed my interest. It is an entertaining, smart, suspenseful story. Great descriptions of characters and locations. Nice combination of intrigue, relationships, and looking back at evolving technology. It is a fun, fast mystery you don't want to put down.

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