Private Practices

Private Practices

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by Stephen White
     
 

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As a nightmare blizzard of evil sweeps a Rocky Mountain winter wonderland, a trail of secret sins leads clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory deeper into the heart and mind of a monstrous murderer.See more details below

Overview

As a nightmare blizzard of evil sweeps a Rocky Mountain winter wonderland, a trail of secret sins leads clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory deeper into the heart and mind of a monstrous murderer.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The likable Colorado coterie from Privileged Information supports smug analyst/sleuth Alan Gregory's second outing in this psychological thriller. A deranged husband pushes into Gregory's Boulder, Colo., office with a gun and a hostage, demanding to see his battered wife, Claire Draper, who's in session with Alan's partner, Diane Estevez. The cops save Diane, but not Claire or the hostage, her divorce lawyer. Claire was slated to testify to a grand jury against a Boulder bigwig, and when a blast kills another witness--in front of Alan and his girlfriend, assistant DA Lauren Crowder--Det. Sam Purdy enlists Alan's help on the case. Break-ins at the office and at Diane's home send the two shrinks hunting through their rifled files for clues while Boulder officials slow the investigation. An abused teen unexpectedly links the victims to public officials, blackmailers, unethical therapists and a vacation-home compound in the nearby mountains. White weaves a near-flawless web of evil, and his prose is as smooth and fast as a downhill slalom, with enough twists and jumps to keep it interesting. If only Alan Gregory were less self-satisfied and as easy to like as his friends. 35,000 first printing; ad/promo. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451214362
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Alan Gregory Series, #2
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
263,213
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen White is a clinical psychologist and a New York Times bestselling author of eighteen previous crime novels, including The Siege and The Last Lie. He lives in Colorado.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Colorado
Date of Birth:
August 20, 1951
Place of Birth:
Long Island, New York
Education:
B.A., UC Berkeley, 1972; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1975; Ph.D., 1979
Website:
http://www.authorstephenwhite.com

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