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Fellow Connecticut author Dr Mark Rubinstein is the guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”.

From his background of medicine and psychiatry which includes several non-fiction books, Mark wrote his first debut fiction novel in the form of the wonderful suspenseful and riveting, “Mad Dog House” which he shared with us on his last visit. This book went on to be a “Finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award”  (Thriller & Suspense), as well as receiving werll over a 150 glowing reviews on Amazon, and I might add one of the favorite books in my own household. This was followed with the  tense, moving, and wondrously bone-chilling novel. novel “Love Gone Bad”.

Now Mark has another hit on his hands in the form of his novella “The Foot Soldier”.

About “The Foot Soldier”

Right after college graduation, Costa, a lower-middle-class kid from
Buffalo, New York, is drafted into the US army and plunged into the
Vietnam War. The Foot Solder catapults the reader back to the conflict
that changed America.


This is a compelling novella of morality—right or wrong in a split
second in the hell of the jungle—when it really matters, regardless of
rank, military orders, or rule books. It asks how a soldier survives,
how he deals with dislocation, and how he reacts when given an order
that defies everything he’s ever believed about the human soul.

One reviewer wrote…

“I’m so grateful I was urged to read The Foot Soldier, despite its subject matter being
something I normally would have avoided. Many women are like me: we avoid war
stories. In this case, that would be a huge mistake. You will not be able to put this story
down–or forget it. The Foot Soldier is a must-read for everyone.”

Other news Mark shared is that while “Mad Dog House was originally planned standalone novel so many people have been wanting more of the characters he is bringing out a follow up in the form of “Mad Dog Justice” later this year.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Mark Rubinstein

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Fellow Connecticut author Dr Mark Rubinstein was due to be my guest on last weeks show however a flat tire and no mobile meant he could not make the show. Meanwhile my guest for this weeks show had to drop out as their book is not in print yet and they wanted to put off appearing until it was available. Therefore two wrongs ended up making a right and I am pleased to say that Dr Mark Rubinstein is the guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”.

From his background of medicine and psychiatry which includes several non-fiction books, Mark wrote his first debut fiction novel in the form of the wonderful suspenseful and riveting, “Mad Dog House” which he shared with us on his last visit. This book went on to be a “Finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award”  (Thriller & Suspense), as well as receiving over a 150 glowing reviews on Amazon, and I might add one of the favorite books in my own household.

Now Mark is back with a brand new and and if anything even more “can’t stop reading and page turning” novel in the form of “Love Gone Bad” a wonderful tense, moving, and wondrously bone-chilling novel.

As the Library Journal described “Love Gone Bad”…

There’s nothing subtle or surprising about Rubinstein’s one-note tale of obsessive love and insanity, and that includes the characterization, plotting, and especially the writing.


He’s got a story to tell, so by God he tells it, without the slightest nod to artifice or art. Surgeon Adrian Davis, divorced and consumed by his job, meets gorgeous nurse Megan Haggarty in the lunchroom of the New England hospital where they both work, and before he can even touch his chicken soup, he’s madly in love and the feeling seems reciprocated. Megan’s a single mom, and she’s got a big secret. Her ex-husband, Conrad Wilson, “a brilliant madman,” has arrived from Colorado, and he’s determined to kill Megan,; their daughter, Marlee,; and Megan’s new boyfriend, Adrian. Adrian and Megan escape a number of attacks, until Conrad is finally caught and put in a hospital for the criminally insane.


There’s no question he’s going to escape, and in fact no questions at all as the story speeds to its inevitable conclusion.


A giant twist toward the end will leave most readers more amazed by how Rubinstein  laboriously manages it than by what it actually is.

The book is a fast paced page turner, a provocative psychological thriller that will keep you as one reviewer stated… “kept reading faster and faster to find out the ending.”

Last time  Dr Rubinstein was on the show I used the comment from one reviewer who was wanting more after Mad Dog House…

Word of caution: be prepared for an all-night, page-turning read where you will emerge exhilarated and begging for more.”

Well reviewer your wish will be granted, as we discussed during the show the originally planned standalone novel will soon have a follow up in the form of “Mad Dog Justice”.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Mark Rubinstein

Barry

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“A Book and a Chat with Mark Rubinstein”

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“Mark Rubinstein – Love Gone Bad”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Fellow Connecticut author Mark Rubinstein is the guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”, with a background of medicine and psychiatry which includes several non-fiction books, Mark has now produced his debut fiction novel in the form of the wonderful suspenseful and riveting, “MAD DOG HOUSE”.

The book is a fast passed page turner, a provocative psychological thriller that will keep you as one reviewer stated… “kept reading faster and faster to find out the ending.”

About Mad Dog House:

The action revolves around three men who grew up together and never expected their pasts would come back to haunt them 30 years later. Throughout the novel, the author provokes readers to think about the unrelenting power of the past, and the demons lurking inside others, and perhaps themselves. Rubinstein, a psychiatrist, never lets us forget that no one is ever completely in control of their destiny. 


Roddy Dolan was a young man living in Brooklyn with an explosive temper and shady friends, which nearly landed him in prison at 17. If it weren’t for a compassionate judge and the Army, Roddy might have ended up going nowhere.  But that’s the past, gone for good. Or is it?


After escaping his hell on earth – a harrowing childhood in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn – Roddy now has a successful, fulfilling career as a surgeon, a beautiful family, and a lovely home in the suburbs of New York. Today, at age 45, he is a different man and worthy of the respect he has earned. Rage is no longer part of his life. Or, so Roddy thinks…until a friend from the past appears out of the blue and drags him back into the shadows of organized crime and re-evokes his long-buried “Mad Dog” alter ego.   

  

Reviews have been flooding in from many readers with words such as… “can’t put down,’ fast-paced, superbly written thriller” and “In Mark Rubinstein’s Mad Dog House, the characters–all well-developed and dripping with authenticity–propel the novel along with style and edge-of-your-seat excitement. Word of caution: be prepared for an all-night, page-turning read where you will emerge exhilarated and begging for more.”

Well reviewer your wish will be granted, as we discussed during the show, people are already asking for more and the standalone novel will soon have a follow up in the form of “Mad Dog Justice”.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Mark Rubinstein

Barry

Direct link to the show

“A Book and a Chat with Mark Rubinstein”

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Mark Rubinstein”

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:

“Mark Rubinstein – Mad Dog House”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My Blogs:

Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond

Book and a Chat Radio Show Guests – A Book and a Chat

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