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The Pharm House
A Harding Family Story
by Bill Powers

Overview


Bill Powers – From the Author Bill Powers is a suspense-thriller novelist from Mendham, New Jersey whose debut new release novel is THE PHARM HOUSE. In this suspenseful thriller, Bill investigates the underworld of the international pharmaceutical industry, which includes unscrupulous activities at the hands of corporate lieges traversing the planet and seducing young women while soliciting, marketing, manufacturing and selling legalized addiction under the guise of medicinal purpose. The scenes are seamy and torrid as well as realistic and matter of fact. “How did I come up with the story and title for The Pharm House? My first attempt at writing a novel length story was during graduate school. It was science fiction, about half-finished and is beyond awful. I still keep it as a painful reminder. I waited several years and was ready to start another novel length story. You always hear “Write what you know”. My choices were to write about something I was already knowledgeable about, or go off and do the research in order to become knowledgeable.” Bill worked in pharmaceutical Research and Development (Johnson & Johnson) for 26 years, rising to the position of Vice President of Global Preclinical Development. In various management roles, he led groups of scientists in the US, Europe and Asia; he administered multimillion dollar budgets and was instrumental in the successful development of several marketed pharmaceutical products. With a Ph.D. in Toxicology, Bill is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on various topics in toxicology. And as a toxicologist, yes – he is a “poison doc”. “Working full time in the pharmaceutical industry, doing research on a new topic wasn’t viable given the time required. That was when I decided to set my story inside a fictional pharmaceutical company – Marshall Pharmaceutical.” Several of todays pharmaceutical businesses started out as family concerns, in s

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Description


The Pharm House is a foreboding and darkly suspenseful debut medical thriller by Bill Powers set in the hidden underworld of the global pharmaceutical business. Even though The Pharm House is set in a pharmaceutical company, it is really a story about family. It’s about Nicholas Harding, a young scientist/executive at Marshall Pharmaceutical. Nicholas is a regular guy – a single Dad trying to raise a precocious 11-year-old daughter while clawing his way up that ever so slippery middle management ladder. But unknown to Nicholas, there are dark forces inside Marshall Pharmaceutical and he is about to be drawn into their plans and finds himself fighting for his career, his family and perhaps even his life.

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About the author


Bill Powers worked in pharmaceutical R&D (Johnson & Johnson) for 26 years, rising to the position of Vice President of Global Preclinical Development. In various management roles, Bill led groups of scientist in the US, Europe and Asia; administered multi-million dollar budgets and was instrumental in the successful development of several marketed pharmaceutical products. Bill has a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on various topics in toxicology. He has traveled extensively in the US, Europe and Asia, leading research groups in Belgium and Mumbai, India. Bill is married, has one adult child and one brother. Bill’s love of words and books started in childhood, stimulated by parents who were both teachers. A voracious reader, he enjoys both fiction (Ridley Pearson, Stephen White, James Patterson, Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, Steve Berry, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, etc.) and biographies (Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur etc.). Now that he has moved away from his industrial career, he plans to aggressively pursue his passion of being a fictional author. The Pharm House was named a Finalist in the Medical Thriller category of the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Thrillers

Language:English

Pages:424


Overview


Bill Powers – From the Author Bill Powers is a suspense-thriller novelist from Mendham, New Jersey whose debut new release novel is THE PHARM HOUSE. In this suspenseful thriller, Bill investigates the underworld of the international pharmaceutical industry, which includes unscrupulous activities at the hands of corporate lieges traversing the planet and seducing young women while soliciting, marketing, manufacturing and selling legalized addiction under the guise of medicinal purpose. The scenes are seamy and torrid as well as realistic and matter of fact. “How did I come up with the story and title for The Pharm House? My first attempt at writing a novel length story was during graduate school. It was science fiction, about half-finished and is beyond awful. I still keep it as a painful reminder. I waited several years and was ready to start another novel length story. You always hear “Write what you know”. My choices were to write about something I was already knowledgeable about, or go off and do the research in order to become knowledgeable.” Bill worked in pharmaceutical Research and Development (Johnson & Johnson) for 26 years, rising to the position of Vice President of Global Preclinical Development. In various management roles, he led groups of scientists in the US, Europe and Asia; he administered multimillion dollar budgets and was instrumental in the successful development of several marketed pharmaceutical products. With a Ph.D. in Toxicology, Bill is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on various topics in toxicology. And as a toxicologist, yes – he is a “poison doc”. “Working full time in the pharmaceutical industry, doing research on a new topic wasn’t viable given the time required. That was when I decided to set my story inside a fictional pharmaceutical company – Marshall Pharmaceutical.” Several of todays pharmaceutical businesses started out as family concerns, in s

Read more

Description


The Pharm House is a foreboding and darkly suspenseful debut medical thriller by Bill Powers set in the hidden underworld of the global pharmaceutical business. Even though The Pharm House is set in a pharmaceutical company, it is really a story about family. It’s about Nicholas Harding, a young scientist/executive at Marshall Pharmaceutical. Nicholas is a regular guy – a single Dad trying to raise a precocious 11-year-old daughter while clawing his way up that ever so slippery middle management ladder. But unknown to Nicholas, there are dark forces inside Marshall Pharmaceutical and he is about to be drawn into their plans and finds himself fighting for his career, his family and perhaps even his life.

Read more

About the author


Bill Powers worked in pharmaceutical R&D (Johnson & Johnson) for 26 years, rising to the position of Vice President of Global Preclinical Development. In various management roles, Bill led groups of scientist in the US, Europe and Asia; administered multi-million dollar budgets and was instrumental in the successful development of several marketed pharmaceutical products. Bill has a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on various topics in toxicology. He has traveled extensively in the US, Europe and Asia, leading research groups in Belgium and Mumbai, India. Bill is married, has one adult child and one brother. Bill’s love of words and books started in childhood, stimulated by parents who were both teachers. A voracious reader, he enjoys both fiction (Ridley Pearson, Stephen White, James Patterson, Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, Steve Berry, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, etc.) and biographies (Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur etc.). Now that he has moved away from his industrial career, he plans to aggressively pursue his passion of being a fictional author. The Pharm House was named a Finalist in the Medical Thriller category of the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards.

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