The Clinic

The Clinic

Book - 1997
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In the realm of psychological suspense, Jonathan Kellerman is without peer. Now, following an extraordinary eleven successiveNew York Times bestsellers, he has written an Alex Delaware novel to match his best--about the murder of a celebrity author and the truth behind her public facade. She was found stabbed to death on a quiet, shady street in one of L.A.'s safest neighborhoods. For three months the police have found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller, an angry indictment of men. Now Detective Milo Sturgis, newly assigned to the case, turns to his psychologist friend, Dr. Alex Delaware, looking for insights into Devane's life. To both men the cold stalking of Hope Devane suggests calculation fueled by hate--an execution. They discover why as they unlock, one by one, the very private compartments of her life: her marriage, her shadowy work for a Beverly Hills clinic, the Conduct Committee she ran with an iron hand at the University, and her baffling link to another murder victim. But it is when Alex delves into her childhood that he begins to understand the formidable woman she was--and the ties that entangled her life until the horrifying act of betrayal that ended it.  Building to a white-knuckle climax in which Alex sets a trap for a killer,The Clinicis brilliantly plotted suspense as wrenchingly disturbing as today's headlines.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997.
ISBN: 9780553089226
0553089226
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 25 cm.

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May 11, 2014

The image came to me late at night: a faceless medical building in an obscure section of Beverly Hills, comings and goings suggestive of macabre secrets. Toss in political correctness gone creepily wrong, the smarmiest side of academia, organized and disorganized crime, and Delaware at his sharpest. The story is catalyzed by the seemingly random murder of a controversial psychologist with a penchant for self-promotion and a shadowy past. That killing leads to so much more…

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