Deliver Us from Evil

Deliver Us from Evil

by Philip Luber, Susan Randol
     
 

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Concord, Massachusetts is a picture-postcard town: birthplace of the American revolution, home of Emerson and Thoreau. Its privileged citizens guard their heritage, their wealth . . . and their secrets. Psychiatrist Harry Kline listens to those secrets. But someone thinks Harry has heard too much--and wants him silenced . . . for good.

A prominent Concord man

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Concord, Massachusetts is a picture-postcard town: birthplace of the American revolution, home of Emerson and Thoreau. Its privileged citizens guard their heritage, their wealth . . . and their secrets. Psychiatrist Harry Kline listens to those secrets. But someone thinks Harry has heard too much--and wants him silenced . . . for good.

A prominent Concord man has been cut down in a hit-and-run accident. The murder investigation zeros in on one of Harry's patients . . . and then on Harry's lover. Who is the killer? And was it really an accident . . . or something more sinister?

Harry's world is turned upside down as his personal and professional lives collide. Who can Harry--the keeper of others' secrets--tell his secrets to? To a lawyer, a priest, or a therapist? To his daughter, a friend, or a stranger . . . or the ghost of his departed wife?

Before he's through, Harry will learn his most important lesson: That evil is easy. And in its battle against goodness and mercy, evil always has a head start. . . .

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Billed as a thriller, this novelwhich carries on Luber's "Our Father" theme begun with Forgive Us Our Sinsreads more like a meaty mystery. Once again the narrator is Harry Kline, a psychiatrist and author in historic Concord, Mass., whose personal and professional lives collide when his patients tell him secrets that can killand they do. The main storya hit-and-run accident that is clearly a murderis dotted by police, priests and others restricted by professional discretion. If the plot of Forgive Us Our Sins was more original than this increasingly messy and predictable narrative, Deliver Us From Evil still makes for quick summer reading while offering a minicourse in psychiatry. Perhaps because Luber is a psychologist (albeit one who specializes in forensic psychology) he has an assured hand when it comes to creating characters who exhibit both depth and shallowness. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449149409
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Harry Kline Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.93(d)

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