Sunday, July 5, 2009

Book-A-Week-Challenge reading The Rasner Effect

This week's Book-A-Week Challenge is The Rasner Effect by Mark Rosendorf.

After reading Mark's suspenseful story don't forget to return here next Sunday, July 12 to see an interview with Mark and post back a comment or question.

Mark is looking forward to hearing from the readers. . .while I am looking forward to the good book. Enjoy!


Rick Rasner escaped death in a New York City bridge explosion - but he couldn't escape becoming an unwitting participant in a top secret military experiment.

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.

This complex psychological suspense/thriller will leave you questioning exactly who to root for in a battle of good versus evil.


Luis C July 12, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

I can't wait to read book 2, I couldn't put down the first one.

Luis. C

Denise July 12, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

I have to agree with Luis. The Rasner Effect was definitely a page-turner.

Mark -

Besides the "cat" story, do have other story ideas bouncing around beyond The Rasner Effect series? Can you share one sentence to intrigue us?

MarkRosendorf July 17, 2009 at 12:14 PM  

Sorry for not responding, i haven't checked this page for a few days.

I actually have two other stories bouncing around in my head.

One is a short story about a vampire who's masquerading as a civilian, and he's a teacher. Everything's fine, until everyone in the school finds out what he really is. (Just waiting for requests for the next vampire anthology)

The second is a full book (or short story) about the end of the world...but with a twist. That one i'm still working on the details, but i think the idea can be very shocking.

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