Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: Book Review: The RX Factor by J. Thomas Shaw

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Review: The RX Factor by J. Thomas Shaw

It has been awhile since I have been able to read a book and so I had high hopes that this one would be a good read. I instead found that not only was it a good read, I very quickly got caught up in first two chapters of the book and just had to keep reading. This story gives just enough information and suspense that slowly builds to make you not want to close the book. 

The RX Factor
Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! Piper Foxtrot X-ray. Nassau, Nassau. Sixty miles northwest of George Town, altitude 7,500 feet and falling, heading 270. Tail exploded, ditching aircraft, six souls on board. Piper Foxtrot Xray. Nassau, Nassau!




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 scepticism 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.


Such a great intro to the story. What I loved most about this book though, were the real life news stories used to show events that have occurred regarding the pharmaceutical industry. I myself was unaware of the events mentioned and liked how they were woven into the story. 

Whether or not you currently do question the state of the medical system and if it is corrupt, this book will likely leave you with some questions regarding your health and how it is managed by the government. The authors website and blog have more detail about the book and writings about the the medical system and is worth checking out. 

The best part though, without giving away anything was the surprise at the end of the story that I had no indication was going to happen.


I definitely recommend reading this book and also suggest you come back here as soon I will have a give-away for one reader to receive an autographed copy of The RX Factor!

John Thomas ShawJohn 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.
* Please note that I received a copy of this book in order to provide you with my honest opinion. Monetary compensation was received and the opinions as stated are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Living in the uk, it would be investing to get a perspective on the us medical system and combined with what seems like an exciting fast paced storyline can only make for an excellent read

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