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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

    Well-written, Captivating, Intelligent Thriller!!

    Professor Braver has used the issues of human neurochemistry, Alzheimer's disease, pharmaceutical company profit-taking, medical ethics, professional turf battles, and human nature to weave a remarkably believable human story. The author's extensive research and creativity make FLASHBACK a simultaneously entertaining, informative, challenging, engaging read. Please do not start reading FLASHBACK in the evening knowing that the next day is a work day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2007

    Very well researched.... a complex and intriguing read!

    Again, this author has done his homework... his knowledge of marine biology and medicine weave a complex and fascinating tapestry which keeps twisting and turning. Excellent reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2005

    Tremendous and Viable Medical Thriller!

    Professor Gary Goshgarian, writing as Gary Braver, has created a tremendous work for lovers of the medical thriller. It is apparent that the author conducted detailed research prior to embarking on this project. It is noteworthy that despite Gary's expertise in English, he writes like a seasoned medical researcher. Furthermore, with an aging population and the distinct potential of suffering an onslaught from the devastating Alzheimer's disease, this theme is strikingly relevant. Braver keeps the reader mesmerized through the juxtaposition of two stories that eventually merge into an unpredictable, dynamic climax. For those who enjoy the likes of Michael Crichton and Robin Cook, Braver rivals their literary skills in 'Flashback.' Read it you won't be disappointed!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Thirty years ago his mother died when he was not quite two so restaurant owner Jack Koryan¿s aunt and uncle raised him. Still he commemorates his mom every few years by swimming off Homer¿s Island, Massachusetts where she drowned on the anniversary of her death. However, this time while swimming, Jack is stung by a bloom of jellyfish and falls into a coma though he has dreams....................... Three years later Jack awakens with an extraordinarily enhanced memory and to find research pharmacologist Rene Ballard wanting to test his reactions to the toxins that she feels will prove beneficial in combating Alzheimer's victims. However that incredible recall includes pleasant obscure childhood memories and seemingly repressed incidents of violence that frightens Jack. Rene informs him that her tests on people with Alzheimer¿s have had mixed results with folks recovering what they lost and more, but some individuals have reacted violently. Both wonder what is happening to him and others, but neither is prepared for what they will learn.......................... The key to this strong medical thriller is the high degree of believability that something sinister is happening to Alzheimer¿s victims beyond just the devastation of the disease. The author pulls off this sense of authenticity through his brave lead couple who seems like genuine individuals, he being a soul struggling to regain control of his and she as a dedicated scientist. Gary Braver provides a fantastic tale worthy of award nominations as one of the sub-genre¿s best tales, if not the top medical thriller, so far this year.............. Harriet Klausner

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