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3.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 3.97 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gregg Hurwitz Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN:
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In this powerful follow-up to his action-packed thriller The Kill Clause, Gregg Hurwitz ratchets up the excitement with another page-turner featuring Tim Rackley, a lawman motivated by honor, morality, and justice.

Called back into the fold of the U.S. Marshals Service, Tim is tasked with retrieving Leah Henning, the daughter of a powerful Hollywood producer, from a mind-control cult. As Tim wends his way deep undercover into an insidious operation called The Program, he confronts a brand of mind-warping manipulation beyond his worst expectations.

Tim becomes enmeshed with a diverse band of characters, from the charismatic, messianic leader T. D. Betters to a cult reject burnout to the intelligent yet highly vulnerable Leah herself, and finds himself caught in a shadowy landscape of lies, manipulation, and terror. At stake: innocent minds, maybe even his own. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/11/2014

    " If you love intense thrillers, you'll enjoy the Progrmam by Gregg Hurwitz. Tim Rackley have been recruited by Will Henning to extradite his step-daughter Leah from a cult, once he gets his badge back from the US Marshals. With no information to go on, he looks for clues, past cult members, and members, to get his ticket in. Under a new persona, he goes to the Program, a mind-control colloquium, when he sees Leah. From there, he finds his way to talk to her and to get her out, while now winds up with a special VIP ticket. From there, he convinces Leah proof of what the Teacher does, and finds a way out, after he does an intervention. From there, things go awry, when his cover is blown, and she's in danger. In the end, he brings it all down and Leah safe. What amn enjoyable thrill ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 2/5/2014

    " Really closer to a 4-1/2 star for me, The Program was a gripping thriller. Hurwitz sends disgraced former U.S. Marshal Tim Rackley into a cult to rescue the daughter of a prominent movie producer. Development of secondary series characters is still a little thin, but the mind control techniques of the cult, the financial shenanigans used to extract the assets of new members for the benefit of the cult leader, and the gaps in the law that make either criminal or civil prosecution difficult all rang true. Hurwitz clearly did his homework. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mom | 2/5/2014

    " Disturbing story of a mind-controlling group (not religious), that is taken down by the hero. Not one of my favorite books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 2/4/2014

    " This is the sequel to the Kill Clause. I didn't enjoy this one anywhere near as much. It got so boring in the middle. I finally just skimmed through the rest. Disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/19/2014

    " Did not like the cult aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/9/2014

    " Good book with some twists and turns "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Cook | 1/1/2014

    " If you have ever known anyone who has been in a cult, as I have, you'll find THE PROGRAM chilling. I believe Gregg actually joined a cult to research this. I'm just glad he got out so he can write more good books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 12/7/2013

    " Really good- pretty interesting insight in to cults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 9/4/2013

    " Rackley comes back, believe it or not, in a very different novel from _Kill Clause_, but one that retains the thoughtful elements that make for a compelling thriller "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 7/14/2013

    " The Rack is back. Look forward to the next in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Glenwright | 6/24/2013

    " A 3.5 - Hurwitz as reliable & catchy as ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 5/1/2013

    " Not one of my favorites but ok if you can't find anything else to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 10/29/2012

    " This one was difficult to put down. A great story of failings within the Cult Community. Don't miss it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 9/2/2012

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 8/19/2012

    " I've read most (all) of Hurwitz's newer books and enjoyed them much more. I struggled with this one and almost gave up a few times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 2/8/2012

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Allred | 10/21/2011

    " This story pulled me in and kept me awake until I finished it. I've always been fascinated with cults and it was interesting to read about one from an undercover cop's point of view as he joined to save a young woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jessica wilson | 5/27/2011

    " I just really, really got into the story. The writing is very descriptive and the characters are interesting enough. I had a hard time putting it down between readings and enjoyed it as a whole. Great thriller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 8/21/2010

    " Another fast paced book based on cult behavior - intertwine this with a fading Hollywood producer and Tim Rackley's code of honor and you have another fast paced book. It was hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 5/28/2010

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Tim Rackley; ex-marshall is reenlisted in order to try and infiltrate a cult and save the daughter of a powerful man "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eeyore | 5/18/2010

    " Good book. It got better and better all the way to the last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 4/15/2010

    " If you have ever known anyone who has been in a cult, as I have, you'll find THE PROGRAM chilling. I believe Gregg actually joined a cult to research this. I'm just glad he got out so he can write more good books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 9/9/2009

    " Another fast paced book based on cult behavior - intertwine this with a fading Hollywood producer and Tim Rackley's code of honor and you have another fast paced book. It was hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/7/2009

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Tim Rackley; ex-marshall is reenlisted in order to try and infiltrate a cult and save the daughter of a powerful man
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mom | 8/14/2009

    " Disturbing story of a mind-controlling group (not religious), that is taken down by the hero. Not one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/6/2009

    " This story pulled me in and kept me awake until I finished it. I've always been fascinated with cults and it was interesting to read about one from an undercover cop's point of view as he joined to save a young woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 2/5/2009

    " This is the sequel to the Kill Clause. I didn't enjoy this one anywhere near as much. It got so boring in the middle. I finally just skimmed through the rest. Disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jp | 7/19/2008

    " This book is where Hurwitz is reaching his stride. A solid thriller, tastes of a mystery and a fantastic, page turner. This is the Gregg Hurwitz that I wanted to read more of when I read "The Crime Writer".
    Can't wait for the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 3/1/2008

    " Rackley comes back, believe it or not, in a very different novel from _Kill Clause_, but one that retains the thoughtful elements that make for a compelling thriller "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eeyore | 5/31/2007

    " Good book. It got better and better all the way to the last page. "

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About the Author
Author Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Orphan X, You’re Next, and The Program, among others. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, short-listed for best novel of the year by International Thriller Writers, nominated for CWA’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, chosen as feature selections for all four major literary book clubs, honored as Book Sense picks, and translated into twenty languages. In addition to writing novels, Hurwitz also writes comics for DC and was a consulting producer on ABC’s television series V. He holds a BA in English and psychology from Harvard and a master’s degree from Trinity College, Oxford. He lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Dylan Baker is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He attended Georgetown Prep and William and Mary College before earning his BFA at Southern Methodist University, where his passion for acting was ignited with numerous stage roles. Later refining his talents at Yale’s School of Drama, Baker turned professional with big screen roles in movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Delirious, and Love Potion No. 9.