Project Moses by Robert B. Lowe
Robert B. Lowe
A taut thriller…with an ideal fusion of wile and wit: Kirkus Reviews
PROJECT MOSES IS THE BEST-SELLING bioterrorism thriller filled with romance, suspense and humor that kicked off the Enzo Lee Mystery Thriller Series. 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 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.
About Robert B. Lowe:
Robert B. Lowe is a Pulitzer-prize winning author whose fiction is based in San Francisco, his 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.
Marilou George inThe Kindle Book Review:
Enzo Lee is a journalist recently re-located to San Francisco after some extreme backlash from a feature written at his previous job in New York. He is content to write feature stories with no personal investigation or involvement. He is inadvertently given an assignment that propels him head first into a conspiracy involving the murder of a judge; a prosecutor and the attempted murder of Sarah the judges’ niece. He finds himself caught up in a cat and mouse game hurtling out of control.
This story is a fast paced and highly inventive mystery/thriller that grabbed me right from the start. Robert W. Lowe has managed to immediately draw you into the storyline with a main character that is believable and engaging. The story is packed full of unforeseen twists and turns that you will find it difficult to put this book down.
Enzo Lee is the main character and written with great realism and attention to detail that you will feel as though you know him personally. Sarah is a strong character who forms an alliance with Enzo and their chemistry becomes apparent from the start. All the characters are extremely colorful and their stories and interactions contribute a great deal to the story. The descriptive writing of the San Francisco area lends to the feeling and realism of the story.
The research that went into this story is evident as you learn about a multi-million dollar company that allegedly researches and manufactures genetically altered agricultural seeds to improve the quality of the food supply. The science contained in this story is written in a fashion that is easy to understand and allows the reader to learn while keeping the story interesting and factual.
I personally enjoyed the glimpse into investigative journalism. The perspective provided by Robert W. Lowe, who has twelve years of experience in the field, provides an eye-opening view of the behind the scenes involvement and determination it takes to bring a story to fruition.
I highly recommend this fascinating and fast paced mystery/thriller it is a thought provoking page turner.