Author Gordon Bocher releases his second book "The Emma Effect"

From Gordon Bocher, the author of “Stormrider,” comes “The Emma Effect” (Newman Spring; 2022), a romantic novel with venturesome and mystical overtones, which centers on the psychological growth of the main character, Mitch Lavin.

“The Emma Effect” is a very unusual book. The story revolves around the psychological aftereffects suffered by Mitch. He was severely and criminally mistreated by two beautiful coeds while in college. Their sexual exploitation of him resulted in his experiencing PTSD. In a thoroughly depressive state of mind, he takes on a very dangerous yet high-paying job with Mining Consortium International (MCI). There he meets Emma Waterson and her boss, Gen. Creighton Wheeler.

The novel narrates how Emma and Gen. Wheeler, with the help of a psychoanalyst, Dr. Helen House, aid Mitch's psychological recovery. Emma possesses an unusual ability to bring a sense of serenity to anyone that enters her personal milieu. Mitch is drawn to her because of the peaceful state of mind that he experiences whenever he is with her.

Readers who enjoy a touch of mysticism and inexplicable events will enjoy reading “The Emma Effect.” The readers are taken on a rollercoaster ride with the characters as they experience the ups and downs of life.

Order a copy of “The Emma Effect” by Gordon Bocher today on Amazon.

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An actress, Paige Spara, will portray his book.

The Emma Effect
Author | Gordon Bocher
Published date | February 18, 2022
Publisher | Newman Springs Publishing
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Author Bio

Gordon L. Bocher served 11 1/2 years in the Air Force. He flew 177 combat rides as a Fire Control Officer (FCO) aboard the AC–130A Gunship. As a rescue navigator, Bocher participated in the abortive attempt to rescue the 53 hostages held in Iran. Throughout his service, Bocher was awarded two Distinguished Flying Cross medals, eight Air Medals, the Purple Heart, the Conspicuous Service Award from Gov. Mario Cuomo (NY) and two nominations for the Silver Star. The author's personal story was chronicled in two front-page stories in Newsday, People magazine, the Colorado Star, the Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine and was featured in “The Book of Man” (pp 417-424) by William Bennett (9/29/11). This story provides an accurate history of the end stages of the Vietnam War and has been placed in the oral history section of the Library of Congress. Mr. Bocher also worked as an air-traffic control specialist for 27 years.

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