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BRAINWASHED: A Thriller (Killer Thrillers Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Harris , Ruth Harris
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Zeb Marlowe is the physically scarred and invisibly wounded survivor of a top secret CIA brainwashing experiment. Jai Jai Leland is the beautiful, young widow of a man who didn't survive.

Marlowe, struggling to resist his attraction to Jai Jai, is pulled into her quest to solve the mystery of her husband's violent death. Together, they search for psychiatrist Victor Ressid, creator of the experiments that hijacked minds and turned student volunteers into slaves.

Meanwhile, Ressid is consumed by fantasies of revenge against Marlowe, the only volunteer to defy him.

Against a background of escalating 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  takes place on the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, in Damascus and Ireland, the Philippines, Canada, Washington, DC--and in an underground torture chamber located on Victor Ressid's secluded private estate.

BRAINWASHED is based on the 1960s 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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"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

From the Author

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.)

Zeb Marlowe suffers from a neurological disorder that causes face blindness called prosopagnosia, 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."

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

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  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007SGFODW
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down! January 27, 2013
By SCMama
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Loved the book! Couldn't put it down. As soon as I was finished, I went on line and bought #1, now I'm hoping to find #3 . 4 . etc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WOW!! 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A REALLY GOOD READ September 12, 2012
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read ! August 31, 2012
By robert
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JSC 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific! July 19, 2012
By Sigguy
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Could Be A Made For TV Movie
What a ride. This action packed believable "Psych-Thriller" took me for the ride I was expecting and then some. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scary great
Read in the daylight. Excellent book that will have you biting your nails while your brain is in overdrive. An intelligent way to be frightened! Excellent read.
Published 10 months ago by Jami
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
First time I've read this author but I really enjoyed it. I be reading those that follow in the series.
Published 11 months ago by rogerbrad
4.0 out of 5 stars I like the characters
That said, I found the ending to come very quickly and frankly, I feel like I missed something. I may need to go back and re-read it. The story was well plotted until the end. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Pat Sibley
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I may have read this in one sitting---it was a great read-start to finish. Held my interest, every single page
Published 12 months ago by Bon
3.0 out of 5 stars Brainwashed
this story may have been like star wars, it seemed to start in the middle, and you should be up to speed at once. Actually a decent story once it gets rolling.
Published 12 months ago by John Shearer
3.0 out of 5 stars Broken wifi.
My wifi conked out just before you sent it. Consequently I never got it. At only 99cents I'm not going to worry.
Published 12 months ago by B. Richard Molony
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting thriller. Can't wait for the next!
Set in the 70’s, there is a definite undertone of camp that is completely appropriate for the era running through the novel. Read more
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