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The Program

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Kept my interest throughout the story.

    Excellent plot and very likeable characters. Would recommend to anyone who likes mystery/detective type stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Outstanding thriller that also explains how cults work. The fir

    Outstanding thriller that also explains how cults work. The first half of the book is almost painful, as you live through being indoctrinated into a cult. During that part it was hard to keep reading, but almost impossible not to. As the end of the book gets closer it became so riveting that I didn't put it down until I finished it. Gregg Hurwitz is a terrific, highly skilled author, that I can't believe I had never heard of. And, he has enough books now that I can revisit him often. This is like discovering the mother lode of thrillers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2005

    Terrific novel...

    The character of Tim Rackley is also seen in a previous novel, 'The Kill Clause'. Tim returns to service with the US Marshals and goes deep undercover of a cult to locate Leah Henning. This cult is into mind control, which can be (and normally is) a nightmare! .......................... Tim goes in as a willing participant. What he witnesses makes him determined to shut The Program down once-and-for-all. To do so, Tim must face his own horrible past and fears. It is the only way to convince the leaders of the cult that he is sincere. But one thing is certain: Tim will either shut down The Program or die trying. ........................... ***** You will stay up a few extra hours reading this psychological tale. Each character is masterfully detailed and I could not help but sympathize, especially with Tim Rackley. I can only hope that there are a few real officers out there with Rackley's morals. Gregg Hurwitz's writing is down right engrossing. *****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2004

    A CHILLING READING OF AN ABSORBING TALE

    Control is always a fascinating subject, and it comes to the fore in Gregg Hurwitz's thorough, compelling study in 'The Program.' Also coming to the fore is Tony nominee Dylan Baker who gives a suitably chilling reading to this absorbing tale. Once again we meet U.S. Marshall Tim Rackley who's hired by a mega rich Hollywood producer to rescue his daughter, Leah, from a cult. Problem is Leah doesn't want to be rescued. She's been totally brain washed by charismatic mind-controller T. D. Betters, who is making a mint by getting people to willingly turn over their assets to him. Tim impersonates an initiate in order to convince Leah to leave. But, more than rescue Leah he wants to put an end to this sick scene. How can he do that when Betters is doing nothing illegal? Listen as author and reader take on this seemingly insurmountable challenge.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    An electrifying thriller

    A killer murdered U.S. Marshal Tim Rackley¿s little girl and all he wanted was vengeance. Acting on that desire got him tossed in jail and the loss of the job he loved. He now spends his days as a security guard, unfilled and empty. Will and Emma Henning come over to his house asking him to kidnap their daughter Leah from a cult who has her brainwashed. Will has enough clout to get him reinstated as a marshal and he takes the job.......................... Figuring Leah was recruited on her college campus so Tim hangs around there and connects with her handlers who invite him to a self-improvement course. They are targeting wealthy and confused people and Tim plays that part so well he is invited to a three day retreat at an unspecified location. He finds members turn their own fortunes over to the leader of The Program and he sees them kill a former member they turned away. He breaks into the files and sees all manner of crimes the group has committed. He eventually leaves with Leah whose trust he gained. Time discovers no judge will issue a warrant on the evidence he¿s got. A courageous Leah and Tim go back to the retreat and put themselves in danger to find the evidence that would destroy the cult before they have a chance to ensnare more victims in their web........................... THE PROGRAM is an electrifying thriller that teaches the reader about the insidiousness of cults and their diabolical methods of recruitment and control. This time Tim is determined to work within the law to break up a group that has committed all manners of crimes. Gregg Hurwitz has written a work that is frightening because it is based on actual cults and their methods to gain and lose members. Readers who like thrillers with great characterizations must read this book........................... Harriet Klausner

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