Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giveaway! The Rasner Effect by Mark Rosendorf

The Rasner Effect
by Mark Rosendorf
Published January 2009

When the Duke Organization, a group of ruthless killers, set off a violent explosion, they wiped out Rick Rasner's life as he knew it.

Many years later, as he still struggled to remember any shred of his former existence, he put a new life together - as a therapist in the Brookhill Children's Psychiatric Residence, a facility for troubled urban teens.

Brookhill's policies, set by head director Katherine Miller, seemed brutal and oppressive. She bullied the therapists too - Rick's meek personality left him incapable of handling her attacks.

He developed an unexplainable bond with fifteen-year old patient Clara Blue - something about her conflicted, volatile personality struck a cord deep inside his psyche. Rick wanted to help her and the other patients, yet met with non-stop opposition from the staff.

The Duke Organization resurfaced, searching for Rick Rasner. When they found him at the Brookhill facility a bloody hostage situation ensued. The lives of both Rick and Clara were about to change - but for the better or worse?

Disgraced mercenary Jake Scarberry was forced out of the witness protection program and back into action - after the Duke Organization. An unpredictable chain of events result between Jake, Rick and the Duke Organization - and Clara Blue.

I love a book with a villain and The Rasner Effect has them in spades. 

This psychological thriller is a page-turner and the plot is relentless.  In The Rasner Effect, Rosendorf introduces us to a lineup of characters that are apathetic and brutal. The reader is never sure who the good guys are ... or if they exist at all. 

The dialogue is gritty and the narrative is fast-paced. Each character is a little more diabolical than the previous and the result is a book that is difficult, if not impossible, to put down.

Thanks to Author Marketing Experts, Inc., I am giving away a copy of The Rasner Effect to one lucky reader.

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abfantom said...

I currently reading Michael Patterson's Swimsuit.

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Amber said...

I am currently reading Teenage Wasteland by Donna Gaines.
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Amber said...

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Thank you for the giveaway :)

Tracey said...

Right now I'm reading Stephen King's Under The Dome.

Anita Yancey said...

I am reading Shades Of Jade by Gloria Mallette. Please enter me. Thanks!


clynsg said...

I am in the middle of Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson.

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Sarah said...

Currently reading The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good read! I'm in the middle of The Historian now.
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Michelle said...

I am currently reading "The Pact" by Jodi piccoult... Always love a new book!


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The Night Gardener by George Peleconos. jelly15301@gmail.com

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erma said...

I currently reading Little House on the Prairie.

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Rebecca L said...

Currently reading A Friend Like Henry: Autistic Boy and his Dog

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Diana D said...

I am currently reading Enough about Me a memoir by Jancee Dunn. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Barbarawr said...

I am reading
Mixed blood : a thriller by Roger Smith.

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Nickolay said...

I am currently reading The Terror by Dan Simmons


Karen said...

I'm not currently reading anything - gotta get up to the library :)

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Melanie said...

Last night, I finished Once in A Blue Moon, and I haven't started anything yet!


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Cheryl B said...

I am currently reading Cooking up Murder by Miranda Bliss.

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js22 said...

I just finished the latest Joe Grey mystery(he's a talking cat :-) ). And am currently reading Body in the Sleigh.
The book I am listening to on CD is Traffickers by WEB Griffin

Mrk Rosendorf said...

I want to offer a big thank you to Miss Spoken's All You Review for holding this giveaway of The Rasner Effect.

Also, if you are interested in a copy of The Rasner Effect, and/or the sequel coming out in January, contact me at mark@markrosendorf.com, I would be happy to send you one, personally autographed, at a discounted price of 18 dollars. That would include shipping.

Again, thanks everyone for participating.

Mark Rosendorf
Author of The Rasner Effect