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BRAINWASHED: A Thriller
     

BRAINWASHED: A Thriller

2.9 9
by Ruth Harris, Michael Harris
 
SENSORY DEPRIVATION, ISOLATION, VERBAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE--A TOP SECRET CIA PSYCHIATRIC EXPERIMENT GONE ROGUE
Zeb Marlowe, the physically scarred and invisibly wounded survivor of a top secret CIA brainwashing experiment, has begun to remake his life when Jai Jai Leland, the beautiful widow of a man who didn't survive, asks him to help her solve the mystery of her

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SENSORY DEPRIVATION, ISOLATION, VERBAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE--A TOP SECRET CIA PSYCHIATRIC EXPERIMENT GONE ROGUE
Zeb Marlowe, the physically scarred and invisibly wounded survivor of a top secret CIA brainwashing experiment, has begun to remake his life when Jai Jai Leland, the beautiful widow of a man who didn't survive, asks him to help her solve the mystery of her husband's violent death.

Marlowe, struggling to resist his attraction to Jai Jai, is pulled into her quest despite his memories of trauma and abuse. Together they search for psychiatrist Victor Ressid, creator of the experiments that turn student volunteers into slaves.

Meanwhile, obsessed by his own strange sexual appetites and sudden, unexpected access to unimaginable wealth, Ressid is consumed by fantasies of revenge against Marlowe, the only volunteer to defy him.

Against an ominous background of global terrorism, Marlowe and Jai Jai uncover a deadly conspiracy at the heart of government. They must risk their lives to stop a nuclear threat that will destroy the security of the entire world even as they wonder if Marlowe, too, has been turned into a slave.

With a plot that hurtles forward at electric speed, BRAINWASHED is set during the paranoid 1970's of Vietnam and Watergate. The novel takes place on the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, in Mexico and Ireland, Washington, DC and in a buried underground torture chamber located on Victor Ressid's secluded private estate near the Belize border.

BRAINWASHED is based on real-life psychiatric experiments conducted by the CIA in American universities and known by the code name MK-ULTRA.

"BRAINWASHED delivers the goods: thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. Ruth and Michael Harris have delivered another great read and sure bestseller. I dare you to put it down!" --Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and million-copy bestselling author of AREA 51

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Bob Mayer
"BRAINWASHED delivers the goods: thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. Ruth and Michael Harris have delivered another great read and sure bestseller. I dare you to put it down!" --Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and million-copy bestselling author of AREA 51

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015252453
Publisher:
Word International
Publication date:
08/26/2012
Series:
Killer Thrillers , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
678,996
File size:
392 KB

Meet the Author

RUTH HARRIS is a million-copy New York Times bestselling author and Romantic Times award winner. Translated into 19 languages and sold in hardcover and paperback editions in more than 30 countries, Ruth's books, DECADES, HUSBANDS AND LOVERS, LOVE AND MONEY, MODERN WOMEN, THE LAST ROMANTICS, THE CHANEL CAPER and ZURI, A Love Story, were chosen by prominent book clubs like Literary Guild and Book-of-the-Month Club. All of Ruth's books are available in NOOK editions. She indulges her wild side writing thrillers with her husband, Michael.

MICHAEL HARRIS was a public relations executive at CBS Television and worked on “The Ed Sullivan Show” for eleven years—he was the first person to welcome the Beatles to America on their initial trip to the United States and the author of two highly acclaimed national bestsellers, THE ATOMIC TIMES: MY H-BOMB YEAR AT THE PACIFIC PROVING GROUND (nominated by Random House for a Pulitzer Prize) and ALWAYS ON SUNDAY: AN INSIDE VIEW OF ED SULLIVAN, THE BEATLES, ELVIS, SINATRA & ED'S OTHER GUESTS. Michael is also co-author with his wife, Ruth, of two thrillers, HOOKED and BRAINWASHED, both available in NOOK editions.

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BRAINWASHED, A Thriller 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow in the first third of the book but interesting after that. It was a bit intellectual which I liked. It would have helped to know from the beginning the decade in which it was set but maybe it said and I missed it. I liked the ending, especially the way the book tied into real history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting but hard to follow at times. All things considered, it was a good story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and incredibly boring. Writing was sub par and made no sense.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not well written at all. The beginning was jumbled and difficult to follow and I almost stopped reading. I think the plot had real potential but suffered in the dry writing style.
RabidReaderReviews More than 1 year ago
Set in the 70’s, there is a definite undertone of camp that is completely appropriate for the era running through the novel. In the opening scenes in which Zeb and Jai Jai meet again there is a near sexploitation dance. Jai Jai is a woman using her wiles in a man’s world. There is a definite slant toward the female character in “Brainwashed.” Senator Chessie Tillmon is also a sassy and smart female who is determined and driven.  Chessie, Jai Jai and Zeb are certainly not the only characters. There’s a large cast of characters that can be at times awkward to keep straight. As a reader I focused on the plot lines as they came together and soon found that getting lost was simply no longer an option. While “Brainwashed” started slow, once the story got going it was one that simply was big moment to big moment and truly hard to put down. “Brainwashed” is a thriller in the strictest sense of the word.  It was fun to read a novel written by a married team. Michael and Ruth Harris have delivered a well-written and well-edited thriller masterpiece. It is not without its flaws but a savvy reader will find those flaws inconsequential and enjoy the wonderful and expertly constructed roller coaster ride that is “Brainwashed.”