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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers
  • Language:English
  • Pages:424

The Pharm House

A Harding Family Story

by Bill Powers

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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

Description

Bill is wrapping up work on a sequel to The Pharm House - "The Torch is Passed", that he expects to be available Fall 2015. The Torch is Passed is a mystery/thriller about the Harding family with some new and exciting characters introduced.

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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