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by Stephen White
     
 

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Psychologist Alan Gregory has great style and enjoys a thriving Rocky Mountain practice until his life begins to unravel. It happens this way: One of his patients apparently commits suicide and the local paper accuses Gregory of an improper sexual relationship with his former client.

Gregory no sooner tackles these charges than more of his patients die in ways that

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Psychologist Alan Gregory has great style and enjoys a thriving Rocky Mountain practice until his life begins to unravel. It happens this way: One of his patients apparently commits suicide and the local paper accuses Gregory of an improper sexual relationship with his former client.

Gregory no sooner tackles these charges than more of his patients die in ways that seem related. Gregory suspects the killer may be yet another of his patients. Working alone, he follows the tracks of a cunning and disturbed killer.

"I'd call Stephen White a dazzling new talent." --Tony Hillerman

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:
9780786013562
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
01/01/1901
Series:
Dr. Alan Gregory Series, #1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.05(d)

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.