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The Rasner Effect

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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 existe ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published January 16th 2009 by L & L Dreamspell
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Rick Rasner wakes up and the only thing he remembers is his name. He is told that he is lucky to be alive, that the brutal explosion on the bridge that took several lives, almost took his as well. Still, Rick is unsure. He is not very trusting of the people around him or his surroundings. He's on constant alert trying to figure out who he was before the blowout stole his memory. Now a malicious group has set their sight on Rick. He soon finds out that he's caught in the middle of a high stakes m ...more
Two men, one connected to a terrorist group called the Duke Organization and the other hired to obliterate it, survive a bridge explosion while battling one another. Seven years later, Rick Rasner, an unwitting participant in a secret military experiment, has no memory of his life prior to the explosion. Jake Scarberry, living a mundane, unsatisfactory existence under the witness protection program, misses the excitement of his past life. Rick takes a job as a counselor at a children’s psychiatr ...more
John Foxjohn
The Rasner Effect is a thriller that encompasses many twists and turns. The writing along is enough to keep the reader engaged, but the plot and characterization adds to the effect. Rick Rasner is a believable character with strings and weaknesses, and has to struggle to overcome the roadblocks the author placed in his path.

This book is well-worth reading.
Allan Azouz
This was one of those books that never stops. Rosendorf keeps you predicting what will happen, and often throws in twists to derail those predictions.

You'll want to devote time to finishing it in one or two sittings.
From the first page, I was drawn into a unique storyline that had me trying to put the pieces together immediately. Rick Rasner is the primary character, whom we meet briefly in hospital--and then seven years later in a reconstructed life as a therapist in the Brookhill Children's Psychiatric Residence. There he is a meek-mannered man under the tutelage of Dr. Obenchain, who was responsible for his rehabilitation and his placement there.

With no memory of what happened in the bridge explosion tha
Jessica at Book Sake
I enjoyed this thriller about the tangled lives of the psychotic killer, Rick Rasner and the ex-mercenary, Jake Scarberry. At first it was a little difficult to understand the way their lives were intertwined, but as the story continued the connection was made. The simultaneous development of the two oppositional main characters, Rick Rasner and Jake Scarberry keeps the storyline moving quickly. The development of the young girl locked in the Brookhill Children’s Psychiatric Residence gives dept ...more
Linda B
The Rasner Effect is one of the most unusual thrillers I’ve read. It is also difficult to review without giving away any of the surprising plot twists. The mysterious past of Rick Rasner and his current work at the psychiatric home creates an interesting story, and just when you are very comfortable with the plotlines, everything changes. I mean, really, everything changes. At first, I was not happy with the changes in the book. I was actually disappointed in the twists, but by the end of the bo ...more
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