The Clinic: An Alex Delaware Novel
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
Professor wish Devane’s male-bashing pop-psych bestseller created a hurricane of controversy at the talk-show circuit. Now she is lifeless, brutally slashed on a quiet highway in a single of L.A.’s most secure neighborhoods. The LAPD’s research has long past chilly, and murder detective Milo Sturgis turns to his pal Dr. Alex Delaware for a mental profile of the victim—and a portrait of a killer.
“Engrossing . . . mines new nation-states of mental terror . . . holds the reader riveted.”—Playboy
desire Devane had very diversified private and non-private faces. The killer can be anyone of the thousands who learn her booklet, or somebody from the private lifestyles she stored so conscientiously separate. As Alex and Milo dig deeper into her shadowy earlier, they'll set an complex capture for her killer . . . and show the unspeakable act that brought on a gloomy chain of violence.
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