"Another engaging thriller in the Enzo Lee series." - Kirkus Reviews
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.
On small rural roads, in historic Savannah and on the cold Pacific waters beyond San Francisco Bay the unlikely allies fight to stay alive and bring to light the scientific breakthroughs that will cost the drug companies billions in lost profits.
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.
"Gripping...with compelling characters." - Kirkus Reviews, commenting on Robert B. Lowe's last novel, Divine Fury.
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I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. This was an interesting story and was a definite page turner. I was pulled in from beginning to end. Look forward to reading more from the author.
A medical mystery that is a compelling read! When 10-year-old Megan Kim disappears from her coastal Alabama school, a desperate search for her begins. In San Francisco, newspaper reporter Enzo Lee is desperate to find a cure for his grandmother’s leukemia. The lives of these two people become inextricably linked. Lee is seeking Walter Novak, a scientist who was working on an experimental drug that just might cure his grandmother. Novak is also the man who spirited Megan from her school. In Megan’s Cure, author Robert B. Lowe takes the reader on a harrowing journey that spans the continent, and involves shadowy figures with dubious motives, all of whom have an interest in Megan Kim. Pithy dialogue and colorful narrative descriptions make this a story that is hard – no impossible – to put down until you reach the end. I received a free copy of Megan’s Cure in exchange for my unbiased review. But, I have to confess to being biased. The Enzo Lee mysteries are for me the epitome of what a good mystery should be. Fully developed characters with whom the reader can identify, and settings that are skillfully and accurately drawn. Lowe is a master at showing how different cultures interact, and at sucking the reader into the story until you’re convinced you’re reading a fictionalized version of true events.
Several decades ago, one of my college professors told my class that the world cannot afford to find a cure for cancer. It would undermine not just the US economy but the entire world economy. He went on to discuss things such as how many people are employed because of cancer... doctors, nurses, technicians, hospital personnel (even the maids, cafeteria workers and admission clerks), insurance company personnel, pharmacists (and their clerks, buyers, warehouse and delivery people), drug company personnel, researchers, grant writers and other research fund-seekers, workers in hotels, taxis and airlines who deliver loved ones to where they need to be and all the people who design, build, lease/sell and maintain the health facilities, just to name a few. If there were no cancer, he told us, a huge percentage of our workforce would be unemployed. And don't forget the loss in tax revenue from all of these people and companies who are no longer earning taxable money. I didn't know if I believed him then. But years later I still mull over the premise and have to confess that I have, indeed, come to believe him. This wonderfully engaging book by Robert B. Lowe butts up in a small way against this issue. Just how far will Big Pharma go to prevent a possible cure for cancer from reaching the marketplace for financial reasons alone? Throw a possible child abduction, some murders, a crazy person, chase scenes, and a dying grandmother into the mix and you have a totally engaging book on your hands. In addition to the plot itself, I enjoyed the way the book told the story from multiple viewpoints. That added a lot of depth. A lot of it was from Enzo Lee's perspective (this is the third book in the Enzo Lee series although the only one I've read). But we also experienced events through various law enforcement officials, through the Big Pharma fellows, through the researcher who developed the drug in question, through Megan, the 10-year-old leukemia survivor and others. And I appreciated that I related so well to the various characters. I loved the good guys. I hissed at the bad guys. And I wondered how I would have acted if I were in the different character's shoes. I highly recommend this book and give it a hearty five stars. And now I'm off to purchase and read the other Enzo Lee books!!
Title: Megan's Cure Author: Robert B. Lowe Publisher: Enzo Lee Publications Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "Megan's Cure" by Robert B. Lowe was a down right good old mystery thriller read and the third in this author's series. Once you start reading "Megan's Cure" it will be hard to put down. We find this investigator reporter, Enzo Lee only doing what he does so well trying to save his dying grandmother life when he uncovers a 'pharmaceutical conspiracy.' This story will move rather quickly so you will have to keep up because there is so much going on between where this story starts....the Gulf Coast of Alabama where this young child of 10 was kidnapped and on into where Enzo lives in San Francisco. As a visitor of the San Francisco area I was able to identify with some of the descriptions of that area as the author gave to the reader. Also, I found from the read that this author gave a very captivating storylines with twist and turns of a view of the pharmaceutical industry along with some very interesting characters. From this read you will definitely get into some real world issues of it all that will give the reader something truly think about long after the read.