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"The Short Drop" by Matthew FitzSimmons
Meet the assassin The Washington Post calls "a doozy of a sociopath" in this debut thriller from Matthew FitzSimmons. Available on Kindle and in paperback.

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"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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Brainwashed is based on real-life psychiatric experiments known by the code name MK-ULTRA and conducted by the CIA in the 1950's and 1960's. MKUltra involved the use of various methodologies to manipulate mental states and alter brain function, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture. Although the CIA insists that MKUltra-type experiments have been abandoned, some CIA observers say there is little reason to believe it does not continue today under a different set of acronyms. (This information is quoted from Wikipedia.)

Prosopagnosia: As a consequence of volunteering to take part in the MK-ULTRA experiments, Zeb Marlowe suffers from a neurological disorder that causes face blindness called prosopagnosia.  Prosopagnosia is a cognitive disorder in which the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision making) remain intact.

According to the Prosopagnosia Research Center at Harvard and University College London, "Prosopagnosics often have difficulty recognizing family members, close friends, and even themselves. They often use alternative routes to recognition, but these routes are not as effective as recognition via the face."

Oliver Sacks, a professor of neurology at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine and the author of "Awakenings," writes about the current science and his own experiences and strategies in living with prosopagnosia at newyorker.com/magazine/2010/08/30/face-blind?intcid=mod-most-popular

Leslie Stahl reported on prosopagnosia on 60 Minutes. cbsnews.com/news/face-blindness-when-everyone-is-a-stranger-20-03-2012/

Prosopagnosia is also referred to as "face blindness." You will find more information about this condition at faceblind.org at faceblind.org/research/index.html

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  • File Size: 598 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 16, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007SGFODW
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Awesome Read!

Kept me glued to the page until the fantastic ending. Never saw it coming & couldn't guess in a thousand years how Marlowe and Jai Jai would be able to escape from Ressid's creepy torture chamber. Also must mention the awesome case of characters. You won't forget them. And you're not going to forget Brainwashed, either.

Thanks much,
Robert
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Two strong women. Chessie is powerful but Jai Jai isn't. Chessie is rich but Jai Jai isn't. They are both determined and prove that competent women don't have to be bitches. The men in this book are something else altogether. Zeb Marlowe is wounded and has lost parts of himself thanks to the psychiatrist Victor Ressid and his brainwashing experiment. Their showdown is worth waiting for.

Bottom line, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
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By matgicidaho on September 6, 2012
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This was the first time I've read these authors and I was impressed! Fast paced, great action, and a thriller of a ride from beginning to end. I will definitely go back and purchase their first book --- and await the next in the series with bated breath!!
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By nippy001 on August 24, 2012
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I loved Brainwashed from page one. It was scary and chilling and hopped around the world from Ireland to Mexico to the Philippines and a hijacked plane in Damascus. I was fascinated by the off-beat love story between Zeb Marlowe and Jai Jai Viorra, the way they are turned on by each other but afraid to show their feelings. Until they can't stay away from each other any longer.
Victor Ressid is a creepy psychiatrist with weird ideas who's convinced he is helping people even though he is literally driving them crazy and turning them into murderers. Thing is Dr. Ressid isn't the only villian in this thriller.
Another reviewer wrote they wished they could give the book more than 5 stars. I wish that I could TOO! It is that good!
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By Senioryaya11 on December 10, 2012
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Kept my interest and it was as good as the first... It captures raw feelings and keeps your interest thru and thru...
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OMG!!! Wow!!! This was A-mazing!!!

I have done nothing but read since I started it Sunday afternoon!

And I mean it...yard didn't get mowed, the Darling Husband's laundry not done, had to eat out...and the nothing-done list goes on...LOL!

Ruth and Michael Harris nailed it again!!!
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By Jay S. Colen on August 23, 2012
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I enjoyed Hooked very much, this is the second book I bought by them. I was shocked to find out that psych experiments like the one in Brainwashed really happened. The ending brought together the three main characters in a terrifying showdown but all the characters in this book are memorable and there are lots of really spooky scenes. Especially the one set in a deep underwater cave. I won't forget it very soon that's for certain.

JSC
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Brainwashed is a terrific book that I'd recommend to anyone. It's fun and fast-paced. I haven't had this good a time with a novel in a long while.
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