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Raney & Levine (A Rainey & Levine Thriller #3)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  269 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
Another doctors-&-cops adrenalin-packed thriller: A murderous religious zealot threatens women ("sinners!"), a little baby, and a hospital. First, tension enters Jill Raney's and David Levine's relationship over what to do about newborn Jesse. They both love him, but David feels he'd be safer adopted anonymously. Their stress turns to horror when they discover that a ...more
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published February 14th 2014 by J.A. Schneider & R.G. Schneider, M.D.
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Angel Gelique
Welcome, baby Jesse! And I have a feeling he's going to be

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pretty extraordinary.

Ah, Raney and trouble has a way of finding you two! Now there's a religious fanatic targeting surrogate mothers and threatening the hospital and innocent little Jesse, too. Naturally, Raney and Levine become embroiled in the danger--especially Raney. She's pretty brave, I must say. This time around, she even goes under cover in attempt to find the perpetrator, risking life and limb.

This is another great
As Allie Dodd prepared herself for her second day of learning in the anatomy lab, she knew she had to do it – all the years of study and exhaustion would be out the window if she couldn’t handle dissecting cadavers – her queasiness from the day before was returning though, and she hadn’t even entered the lab yet! But even she wasn’t prepared for what her lab partner uncovered on opening the chest of their first subject! When intern Jill Raney and Doctor David Levine were informed about the event ...more
Fiona (Titch) Hunt
Another thrilling ride on the back of Raney & Levine novel.

OMG, where do I start. I will start by saying I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the characters from this series. Some of the book had me gasping that I didn't want it to go on any further as there was some slow parts (sorry J.A.), but it certainly had my heart pumping like anything when the action was going. I never saw who the culprit was in the end as I thought it was a certain someone and it WASN'T lol.

Another action pack
Trista Borgwardt
Apr 13, 2014 Trista Borgwardt rated it it was amazing
After reading the first two books, I can say that the third was definitely just as interesting of a read!

Jill and David are happy to see the miracle lab baby "born" and thrive outside of his makeshift uterus. It isn't long though before the religious zealots come out and label the innocent child as a "Spawn of the Devil".

Are these people crazy enough to carry out their threats, their wishes or is it just a way to make a statement. When the weird occurrences begin, and women are attacked, Jill i
Tom Craig
Sep 08, 2015 Tom Craig rated it liked it
The third installment of the Embryo series is, as one might expect, very similar to the first two books. Once again, we have one or more disturbed individuals who do not approve of how Jesse (the embryo) was conceived and nurtured. This time, the action was uneven and most of the book did not qualify as "an easy read". Several times, I had to force myself to read on, maybe because I am not terribly afraid of snakes, which were repeatedly used to frighten those characters who favor ...more
Title: Embryo 3
Author: J.A. Schneider
Publisher: J.A.S.
Series: Embryo 3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Embryo 3" by J.A. Schneider was another on of this author wonderful 'adrenalin packed thriller' mystery reads that was the third in this series. Once you pick up any of the 'Embryo's reads you will not be able to put it down this fast read until the end and I found this one was off the chart....well written. We find from this read that there were problems between Jill and David due to
R.P. Rochford
Aug 24, 2014 R.P. Rochford rated it it was amazing
I have read and enjoyed all three books in this series and I think the story became more believable and more enjoyable as it progressed.

In Embryo 1 I appreciated the thriller part, although the medical discovery connected to the "Embryo" itself seemed to be a bit 'far-fetched' as something that exists only in sci-fi novels. However, as you carried on with the second and third books, it was obvious that the storyline of the first one nicely fits in with the rest and althogether it was believable
Michael McManus
Apr 15, 2014 Michael McManus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: enjoyed
Reviewed by Michael McManus for Reader's Favorite

Baby Jesse is a product of Science, conceived and gestated in the laboratory of a doctor who died and took the secret of Jesse’s creation and survival with him, leaving only incomplete and confusing notes about his work. All anyone knows is that the fetus developed in a mechanical womb and was born without physical defects. Unfortunately, when news of the birth is released to the press, it is met with a swarm of controversy, with the strongest dis
Georgiana Romanovna
Oct 29, 2014 Georgiana Romanovna rated it it was amazing
Embryo 3 : Author Joyce Schneider Outclasses herself.

Ms Schneider does it again, and yet in my opinion she even outdid herself! I'm a huge fan of Joyce Schneider's works, so for me to say I think this book is her best is a massive compliment.
In previous books, Embryo 1 and Embryo 2, the author displayed a wealth of medical information interwoven with brilliant, fast paced story lines.

In Embryo 3, the book is as fast paced, thrilling and intriguing as it's predecessors with one added bonus for t
Gail Baugniet
Feb 24, 2014 Gail Baugniet rated it it was amazing
This third Embryo thriller by author J.A. Schneider opens with a gripping scene that never fully releases the reader until it delivers a satisfying denouement.

Schneider’s fast paced narrative makes this reading experience feel more like a midnight roller coaster ride. Non-stop drama tugs the reader along, only slowing now and then to build new tension toward the next pinnacle before racing forward again.

Jill Raney, on the final leg of a year-long internship, and Dr. David Levine are keeping clos
Jul 27, 2014 Renee rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the first two books in what I hope will be a long series. After reading the first two, having really enjoyed the fast paced plots I couldn't wait for three. In book two I thought the plot has a few issues with being believable, this was a better book. FOR medical thriller and ,mystery lovers this is for you. The Doctors are still going after bad guys, so choke on that one! I know people will think it is a little out there but I liked them. There is also a lot of terminology that ...more
Sophie Bristow Harris
Mar 12, 2015 Sophie Bristow Harris rated it it was amazing
Embryo 3: Raney & Levine ~ Joyce Schneider

Superb Third book in series.

I would like to thank the author for gifting me a copy of Embryo 3: Raney & Levine in exchange for a fair and honest review.

was thrilled to receive this third book in the series as I previously
loved the first two books. This one again was at breakneck speed, ever
so slightly more scary than the previous books ~ just what I love in a
great thriller!

I loved reading along with the characters and
seeing how their relationshi
Karen B.
Mar 16, 2015 Karen B. rated it it was amazing
The third in the series of the Embryo books and as delicious as the previous two. By now David and Jill have fallen in loved with baby Jessie, the baby conceived and carried outside the womb, gestating in an artificial womb created by a mad scientist researcher. Eventually they have to decide if they want to adopt him themselves, knowing he will be more in the limelight or allow an anonymous couple to adopt Jessie where Jessie would be just another little boy. This time there is a murderous ...more
Melanie Adkins
May 28, 2014 Melanie Adkins rated it it was amazing
Strange things were happening at the hospital again. Jesse was now 8 pounds and doing very well. Still, he seemed to divide the public evenly. Those who felt he shouldn't be living and those who felt he had every right to be alive. Jill and David were very protective of him.
Women are being killed. Jill and David knew they were about to be embroiled in another mess.

Ms. Schneider does a wonderful job of spinning a web of intrigue, mystery and danger. All of these things are encompassed in one
Mar 17, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Drs Raney and Levine are protecting their hospital again. This time it's even harder to tell where the threat is coming from.

A well developed, action filled, tense, and at times creepy narrative guides the characters and reader through the reader this multi-layered mystery.

Characters, old and new, continue to develop and grow both individually and as a team. While often struggling with emotional, professional, and other conflicts, characters display their makeup, merits, and problem solving (and
Mar 23, 2015 Samantha rated it it was amazing

This is wonderfully written! I enjoyed ever second of it. I would say that I would recommend this book as a series that should start with the first to get to know the characters only because there is a lot of reference to what has happened that could possibly confuse new readers. I highly recommend this book to everyone!!! Great to see a mystery and thriller from other perspectives
Terri  Shortell
Apr 14, 2014 Terri Shortell rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Terri by: goodreads
This book was excellent. It draws you into the characters and their lives from the very beginning. They become real to you and you find yourself cheering or booing decision they make. If you enjoyed the first two, I feel you'll enjoy this one just as much if not more. There is more action packed into this one and will give your heart a workout. Highly recommend this to other readers. Get it and get ready for the ride.
Mar 27, 2014 Sherry rated it it was amazing
The 3rd in the Embryo series is as engaging as the 1st. The characters are very likable, well most anyway. I love both Raney & Levine. The Medical Suspense plot sucks you in and you find yourself turning pages to find out what happens next. I highly recommend this book & author to anyone who enjoys reading mystery/suspense books.
Mar 22, 2014 Gina rated it it was amazing
I really loved this series of books. The story line of this book is extremely gripping. As with the first two books in the series, I found it incredibly hard to put down and wanted to continue reading to find out what happens next. The author develops the characters so well that you actually care what happens to them. I hope the series continue. Can't wait to read more from this author!
Mar 23, 2014 Carol rated it really liked it
Schneider has done it again-another fast-paced thriller with a twist. This was a quick read and although it is part of a series, it stands alone with its page-turning drama. The medical aspects are accurate and the connection between cops and docs is most plausible. Exciting and convincingly real. I could not put it down till I was done reading it. More!
Mar 02, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Embryo series, and I think the best so far. The author keeps your excitement from the very first page to the last. It's fun to follow what intern Jill Raney and Dr. David Levine go through, but be ready to hang on to your seat for the ride. I highly recommend reading this series, and preferably in order.
Apr 30, 2014 Michele rated it really liked it
the third book in the series -not as much about the medical research field but more about the romance between the two characters. I highly recommend this series and hope there will be a fourth book in the series that has a follow-up on baby Jesse.
Mary Mullane
Apr 29, 2014 Mary Mullane rated it it was amazing
Another goodread in this series.

The only critism I have is that this book references true current events, yet the fictional NYC hospital is behind the times using paper patient charts. My Minnesota hospital has been using electronic patient charts for many years now.
E.E. Giorgi
Apr 07, 2014 E.E. Giorgi rated it really liked it
I love medical thrillers and this one was no exception. J.A. Schneider is well informed on the medical world, her writing is fast-paced and thrillingly tense, and the bad guys are deliciously evil. A hard-to-put down, fun read.
May 17, 2014 Carol rated it it was amazing


good read. recommend to anyone that like suspense. the whole trilogy was good and kept your interest. hopefully can find something as.good.
Tanya Parish
Apr 12, 2014 Tanya Parish rated it it was amazing
Embryo 3

This book is one that is hard to put down once you start reading it. The two previous books are just the same.
Feb 23, 2014 Pernette rated it really liked it
Embryo 3 is the Bomb. Embryo 3 was the best in the series. Fast read. Loved Jill and David. Religion, medicine and psychos collide. Boom!!!
Jun 12, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Embryo series. It is as fast paced and attention grabbing as the previous two.

If you like medical mysteries, the a Embryo series is an excellent read.
Barb Blasch
Jul 05, 2014 Barb Blasch rated it it was amazing
I can't. wait for the next one.
Uvi Poznansky
Apr 18, 2015 Uvi Poznansky rated it it was amazing
The first three words, “Dead bodies ahead,” do much more than directing Jill Raney to the anatomy lab, where a cadaver would be dissected as part of her med school education—they foreshadow what to expect in this gripping story. The author, J.A. Schneider, brings us to face our most basic emotions, and the tensions between them when they create stark contradictions: Jesse, the little one, “slept happily, his tiny fist curled to his cheek.” He was the fetus Jill had discovered in a hidden lab, in ...more
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Wheaton College, Norton MA (French Lit Major, unofficial minor in Spanish to annoy the French Dept & squeezed in Russian)
Exchange student in Soviet Union (where I got arrested for spreading anti-Soviet propaganda - ha! Wound up in a Soviet hospital cuz I fell down a ravine during a hike in the Caucasus Mts near Sochi. It wasn't bad. Docs in Sochi were nice...)

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A Rainey & Levine Thriller (6 books)
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