I received only one book in the mail: a review book from the author. During the month of September, I’ll be featuring this review on one of my blogs, and on 9/28, I’ll be interviewing the author at Dames of Dialogue.
1. The Rasner Effect, by Mark Rosendorf
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.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
This past week has been one of those filled with variety: a wonderful mix of writing, reading, and family moments.
In case you missed them, here are a few of my “non-meme” blog posts:
On Saturday, I enjoyed some family time with Fiona. We went to the gym, we saw The Help (my second time!), and we had dinner with her parents to celebrate their birthdays.
My Reading Week-Click Titles for Reviews:
1. On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan
2. Commencement, by J. Courtney Sullivan
3. Digging Out, by Anne Richardson (Roiphe)
The Handmaid’s Tale (read-along), by Margaret Atwood
What’s Up Next?
1. Rock Bottom, by Erin Brockovich
2. Next to Love (e-book), by Ellen Feldman
3. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
That’s it for this week…if I have time, there are a few that I’m eyeing…but let’s just wait and see!
What’s on your nightstand? What came in your mailbox? I hope you’ll stop by and share….