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by Stephen White
     
 

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Clinical psychologist Alan Gregory faces disgrace and ruin when several of his attractive female clients die untimely deaths. But professional ethics prevent Gregory from revealing the "privileged information" that will clear his name and perhaps save his life-since the killer responsible for these deaths may be one of his patients.  See more details below

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Clinical psychologist Alan Gregory faces disgrace and ruin when several of his attractive female clients die untimely deaths. But professional ethics prevent Gregory from revealing the "privileged information" that will clear his name and perhaps save his life-since the killer responsible for these deaths may be one of his patients.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The manipulations of a psychotic killer test the limits of the therapeutic relationship in this suspenseful first novel by a clinical psychologist, which was a BOMC selection in cloth. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Psychologist Alan Gregory's troubles begin with the surprising suicide of a woman successfully completing psychotherapy. The situation rapidly deteriorates as the woman's father sues Gregory, alleging that sexual misconduct led to his daughter's death; the State Board begins an investigation; Gregory's patients start to fall away; and then a second woman patient dies in an accident and a third is murdered. The press pillories him and the police call him Dr. Death. Gregory suspects that another patient of his is the missing link but doctor-patient confidentiality prevents his doing anything about it, until it becomes obvious that his new lady love is the next target. The drama is played out against the backdrop of trendy, athletic Boulder, Colorado, where the author is a practicing clinical psychologist. A suspenseful depiction of a modern dilemma, this first novel is recommended. BOMC and Mysterious Book Club selections.-- Patricia Y. Morton, State Lib . of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
School Library Journal
YA-- A psychological thriller that poses an ethical dilemma. According to police reports, one of psychologist Alan Gregory's patients has committed suicide. A few weeks later the local paper prints information from an anonymous source alleging that sexual misconduct occurred in the deceased's therapy sessions. Gregory's patients cancel appointments, unexplained terrorism randomly occurs, and two more of his female patients die--one in a car accident and another from strangulation. Because of ``privileged information,'' Gregory feels he cannot divulge information about these women, and thus clear his reputation. He begins his own quest to unravel the mystery that is destroying him. It doesn't take long to zero in on the probable suspect. The real question is how these deaths and acts of terror are related and why Gregory is the target. --Margie Jones, Herndon Int., Fairfax, VA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451212818
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Alan Gregory Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
315,404
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen White is a clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of thirteen previous novels, including The Best Revenge and Missing Persons.

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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Privileged Information 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This book was wonderful! It kept you thinking 'who did it?'. Stephen White is an excellent writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently started reading novels. I was never able to find an author I really loved, until now. I read Manner of Death and Harm's Way and now this one. This was one of the best books I ever read. I read it for 3 days straight. When I reached the last 30 pages my vision started to blur...but I KEPT READING!!! I loved it. I strongly recommend reading this book by White before any of his others because it gives you some background info on Alan Gregory and the other main characters. If you read nothing else this summer make it this book.