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Burned

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  • Posted July 15, 2009

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    Wonderful Piece of Writing!

    I recently heard a radio interview from NYC. David Hagberg and Yvonne Bornstein were being interviewed by Louie B (radio host). I was totally mesmerized by each and every word spoken by David and Yvonne. This interview compelled me to immediately run out and buy "Burned" which is a fictionalized account of Yvonne Bornstein's Eleven Days of Hell (which I also purchased).

    After reading "Burned" I found it to be eerily similar to the true account of Yvonne's biography which I had read first.
    I am still in awe of the spirit and fortitude of this unbelievably special woman. After being kidnapped, tortured, beaten and raped over a period of eleven horrifying days, she survived after being rescued in the first ever open collaboration between the Russian intelligence and FBI.

    I have read many of David Hagberg's books - he is a brilliant writer - "Burned" is just another example of his amazing style of writing. I am certain it was not easy to write a book based on a "woman" in trouble - his books usually show his expertise in the "macho male" story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2009

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    Inspired by a true stoey

    When their Russian business deal appears to be falling part, Americans Patti and David Monroe fly to Moscow to resolve the dispute. They are greeted by their Russian partners with a gun fired point blank into David's head and Patti is abducted; they calmly inform her to cooperate or join her spouse.------------

    The Russians take her outside Moscow demanding $20 million for her release; failure to deliver will result in her execution. As the FBI works closely with the Russian MVD, they begin to uncover an even more insidious scheme as the kidnappers-murderers plan to use the money to buy nukes for their Al Qaeda associates to bring a worse 9/11 to America.---------

    The back cover explains BURNED is "inspired by the true story of Yvonne Bornstein" who along with her husband were kidnapped in Russia in the 1992 for "Eleven Days in Hell". The story line is fast-paced from the moment their hosts murder David and never slows down. Although the metamorphosis of Patti from middle class businesswoman to super warrior seems unlikely, fans will relish this stirring thriller as the Russians are known for hunting down kidnappers at the cost of the life of the abducted.----------

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2012

    One of the best I have every read.

    I did not want to do anything but finish this book. Really one of the best I have ever read. Exactly my type of suspense thriller with great twist. I hope to read more of Hagberg,s books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Well done

    Hard to put down as there is always another corner to go around.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    I was instantly captivated by this book, the first thing that called my attention was that it was loosely based on a true story. The author did a great job describing the details and settings of the story. A very easily to read book and fast paced too.

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