Unseen Shadows

Unseen Shadows

by Michael Rushnak

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BN ID: 2940148871910
Publisher: Michael Rushnak
Publication date: 11/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 780 KB

About the Author

Michael Rushnak is a retired physician with a passion for authoring medical mystery thriller novels. His critically acclaimed novels have been endorsed by NY Times best selling authors, Michael Palmer and Tess Gerittsen. The Author's Show honored Michael's works by naming him "One of the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading."

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Unseen Shadows 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
SocialMediaAuthor More than 1 year ago
Dr. Michael Rushnak has earned his place as the premiere medical thriller author. His latest book, Unseen Shadows, takes the reader on a roller coaster ride that never lets up. Immortality is the goal of Dr. Brandon Kiefer's research. Dr. Brandon Kiefer has deep motives to find a way to extend life. He is haunted by something in his past. Kiefer becomes unsure of his circle of friends and even his family as his research progresses. He feels the need to protect his friends from unseen shadows and becomes their target himself. The conflict and tension rise and become unrelenting. The characters are fully developed and come alive as people you and I might actually know. Naomi is a physically powerful woman who brings an incredible sexual tension to the story. Kiefer's wife abandons him and returns with lame explanations. Just as you think you have the mystery solved, it gets more intense and arouses all your emotions. I actually think that this book should be a movie. It has all the ingredients of a wonderful thriller. Have fun thinking of who would play the various characters. Don't wait another minute. But Unseen Shadows. I have read so many mysteries and I love medical thrillers more than ever. .This book makes a great gift. Read it today and buy one for a friend.
TPDDS More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. I've read all of Micheal Rushnak's books and enjoyed this novel the most of all. Just when you think you've figured it out, another twist to story line appears. Michael Rushnak is a talented writer.
Andrew-Paulson More than 1 year ago
Riveting!   This story grabbed me from page one!   Dr. Brandon Kiefer is a world class gerontologist.  On the verge of starting human clinical trials to try to increase the human life span through genetic engineering, his personal life is turned upside down by a series of tragic events.   He uncover clues that the avalanche of troubles threatening his private life is directly tied to the secrets he has discovered at the Aging Biologic Enterprise.  I found myself pulling for Kiefer as each step he took became increasingly more treacherous.  This novel was riveting from page one.  I hope the author writes a sequel to Unseen Shadows.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, Dr. Michael Rushnak writes a story that grips the reader right from the beginning of the book. A real page turner. I couldn't wait to see how it would end. Great book!
okEO More than 1 year ago
Michael Rushnak has written another engrossing page turner for medical mystery lovers.  This enjoyable tale of suspense interweaves speculation on medical science, social/governmental forces, and a spectrum of several interesting characters - one particularly admirable and others especially chilling.  With surprises in the forms of plot twists and character revelations, this book is recommended as very good entertainment.  You may even begin to think about what unseen shadows exist in your personal world.  
Glenncar More than 1 year ago
The best work from an amazing author! His psychoanalytical insight and medical experience made this work come to life. Reaching 10 years into the future, he is on the money regarding the problems we will be facing at that time. Looking forward to his next novel. Glenn Carman
Lubie More than 1 year ago
Don't miss the chance to read this book....gets you from the first page...a real page turner....perfect for the beach or your upcoming vacation, just make sure you read it, you won't be sorry....a mystery reader's dream!
MaryannfromSC More than 1 year ago
Unsee Shadows by Dr. Michael Rushnak is a fast paced medical and political thriller that keeps you turning the pages to find out what will happen next. The characters are complex and intriguing. The plot strangely reminded of political turmoil in todays headlines. Obviously Dr. Rushnak did a lot of research into science, technology and political espionage , so that the book is both entertaining and informative as well. This was a great read!. I hope that Dr. Rushnak writes another thriller soon.
JoannC-L More than 1 year ago
Let me start out by saying that this book is truly amazing. From the very first page - all the way to the end, I couldn’t read it fast enough. Great story line and well developed characters. This excellent book comes on the heels of Dr. Rushnak's fabulous trilogy "The Health Club Mysteries." Every book has been a pleasure to read. Dr. Rushnak's medical thriller books are some of the best medical mysteries I've ever read and I've read a lot over the years! Dr. Rushnak is truly gifted.Congratulations Dr. R., I wish you all the best and much sucess. When is the next book coming out? :D
Kat_32 More than 1 year ago
Unseen Shadows is a thrilling page turner and like all of Dr. Michael Rushnak's books, once I finish one, I eagerly look forward to the next one! Awesome writer! 
5cardinal More than 1 year ago
Great mystery writer. New and innovative writer. Mr. Rushnaks books keep you interested from beginning to end. All of his topics are completely different from other mystery writers and are truly suspenseful and entertaining. He is one of the best writers to come along in a long time. I hope he continues to write.
Acuhelen More than 1 year ago
This is a fun thriller novel that will keep you up all day and all night. Author Michael is gifted with imagination. It's fun to read from the beginning to the end. This is a must read book.
JackBassi More than 1 year ago
This was a great read from the very beginning all the way through the Epilogue. Michael Rushnak has  joined the ranks of Baldacci, Crichton and Patterson in his ability to weave the perfect mystery novel. Join Brandon Kiefer as he winds his way through life protecting those closest to him (or are they?). The twists and turns you will encounter are both startling and well constructed by this author. This is the first novel I have read by Michael Rushnak but now I can't wait to go back and start his trilogy. Don't miss this one .
PaulaLSQ More than 1 year ago
PRAISE FOR UNSEEN SHADOWS Dr. Michael Rushnak’s book “Unseen Shadows” is a marvelous medical mystery, which one will find a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The book incorporates the elements of a mystery which depicts the forces of evil trying to eliminate the good that can benefit mankind. Dr. Rushnak's medical knowledge of health and science shows the futuristic possibility of a longer lifespan. The main character, Dr. Brandon Kiefer is depicted as an extraordinary individual who has an amazing strength of character as he tries to achieve a more promising future in conquering diseases that shorten the lifespan of individuals. Dr. Rushnak’s medical expertise is exemplified as he describes that work of Dr. Brandon Kiefer. Although he is a brilliant scientist with a great deal of service that he can offer to the world in conquering disease, but must deal with his personal life filled with much tragedy. He must cope with death as well as learning about the people who are his adversaries. Also, he must cope with his feelings of loss and disappointment, and must come to terms with the existing situations. As the book draws to a climax, we see that hope evolves for Dr. Kiefer, and a better future for all mankind.
Ndzemusu More than 1 year ago
Unseen Shadows is a reflection of real life challenges and horrors breakthrough achievers encounter in the pursuit of their life long dreams. From start to finish, the author Dr. Rushnak, seems to have mastered the fine art of creating anticipation and suspense. Unseen shadows depicts the power of knowledge over brute force as the top notch scientist tactfully maneuvers his way through life threatening schemes against him and supporters by detractors who seek to jeopardize his dreams or hijack his project for selfish ends. Unseen shadows lead many to want to pray for God to protect us from our friends and for He to give us the wisdom to overcome our enemies. The novel is an A+ scientific and political thriller.
Carthurclark More than 1 year ago
Michael Rushnak is able to combine science, politics and espionage in a very clever manner. This medical mystery thriller will keep you in suspense as you turn the pages. Even though it is fiction, the reader is led to wonder as the plot unfolds whether the events can actually happen in today's society. Unseen Shadows was thought provoking and a pleasure to read.
larry0 More than 1 year ago
Unseen Shadows is a wondeful Thiller that keeps you wondering what will happen next with each turn of a page. Michael Rushnak has a gift of putting his imagination in perspective to keep the reader in suspence from start to finish. it is truly a must read book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great thought provoking read! Author Michael Rushnak delivers a great read in Unseen Shadows. The author has extraordinary ability to write of scientific medical research and outcomes necessary to enhance the quality and quantity of human life. He also realistically incorporates the corruptness of local and international people, parties and politics focused on terminating or acquiring medical breakthroughs. The many characters of his novel truly keep you turning the page for the next surprise event by a character you thought you knew but really did not.  Dr. Brandon Keifer’s life was driven by guilt from the age of 10 as he was unable to save the life of his sister Sam. As Chief Science Officer for Project Immortality for the Aging Biologic Enterprise, Dr. Brandon Keifer was a very successful, brilliant, and controlling perfectionist in his professional life. As the title of the novel infers, a shadow is “A dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light”. Unfortunately, Dr. Keifer surrounded himself by many “unseen shadows” in his personal life, which put not only his scientific findings at risk but also his life. Learning that we live in an imperfect world impacted by the powerful influence of the human element was an extremely difficult lesson in life for Dr. Keifer.
KerryKolleen2 More than 1 year ago
Unseen Shadows. This is Dr. Michael Rushnak’s first book after completion of his medical thriller trilogy, The Health Club Mysteries. He continues to hone his talent for prose and believable characters and situations. Unseen Shadows is so intensely engaging that I hope Dr. Rushnak develops it into a sequel or another trilogy. Leaving behind the evils of the drug industry and imperfections of The Church in the trilogy, Unseen Shadows zeroes in on the vastly different perspectives on the advent of significant lengthening of the human lifespan. Dr. Rushnak is well-informed about the scientific theories underpinning the various angles to be considered in the research. The reader is likely to be educated as well as thrilled by the narrative. Depending on one’s viewpoint about longer life, and perhaps immortality, the reader might root for the villains in the book instead of the good guys. Check out my reviews of The Health Club Mysteries: Terminal Neglect, The Savior Vaccine, and Denied. Do read these, if you enjoy Unseen Shadows. Notice that I recommend Dr. Rushnak as a speaker at an organization or club to which you belong. He will give an interesting talk on the science covered in the book, rather than the story line. However, if you purchase and read the book, you will barely be able to put it down before finishing it.
Gwen1 More than 1 year ago
Prepare for a full spectrum of emotions as you devour Michael Rushnak's newest  novel.  With a cast of characters including a brilliant scientist, a sexy female sociopath,  a kindly psychologist, not to mention duplicitous spies and charismatic politicians, the  plot never drags.  Interesting and timely backdrop information in the field of life extension where the author has clearly done his research.  Overall, he succeeds in entertaining and educating, all the while keeping the reader on the edge of his/her seat!
cjm531 More than 1 year ago
Brandon Kiefer turns a boyhood tragedy into a lifelong dedication to help others, live longer lives through genetic engineering. As a scientist, Dr. Kiefer hires a private investigator to explain why his own life is turned upside down while he uncovers the secret code of Project Immortality. Facing death and betrayal, he needs to outsmart friend and foe alike. The shocking climax will leave you shaking your head in disbelief as to who lives or dies. If you haven't read other medical thrillers by this talented author, you don't know what you're missing..
DonnaMarieMillerEllington More than 1 year ago
Spooked by my own shadow(s) By Donna Ellington  Fantastic read will have you questioning everything you think you know about aging, the government, friends, spies, serial killers ---- even your own shadow(s)! Don't miss this one!
doretha More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of thinking that this book would remind me of his previous trilogy. Once I got over the fact that this one was different I began to engage with the characters. I love that Hannah is an African American woman without the usual stereotypical trappings. Mike allowed her to be her own complicated character. This book weaves complexities throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Rushnak is able to combine science, politics and espionage in a very clever manner. This medical mystery thriller will keep you in suspense as you turn the pages. Even though it is fiction, the reader is led to wonder as the plot unfolds whether the events can actually happen in today's society. Unseen Shadows was thought provoking and a pleasure to read.
JJBayon More than 1 year ago
Once again Michael Rushnak has delivered an exciting and thought provoking story in his latest  book “Unseen Shadows”.  While keeping us off-balance with so many twists, he creates an undercurrent that leads us to reflect on how imperfect the world and our own motivations are. In a conclusion that is worthy of Thomas Aquinas we are called to recognize the fact that in our imperfect world we don’t always get a chance to set everything right. We are sometimes left with a choice between bad and worse, and hopefully we choose the lesser of the evils. In doing so, we can at least move incrementally toward the good we seek to achieve. Life is imperfect because we are imperfect, but “where there is life there is hope”, as they say, and each choice for the good moves us to a fuller expression of the humanity and Godliness we are called to manifest.