* * * Honorable Mention, 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival * * *
A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER SET IN NEW ORLEANS
Former child prodigy and aspiring psychologist, Sean Jordan, moves to New Orleans, putting his past behind him, until a conservative radio station in a bid for higher ratings outs him as a dangerous sex offender. When the thirteen-year-old daughter of the station’s nationally celebrated talk show host disappears, police scramble to take down Jordan, unaware that he too is a victim of the kidnapper, terrorizing the city on the eve of Mardi Gras. Jordan has a chance to save the girl but only if he meets the kidnapper’s demands. Refusing could cost him his life.
Agreeing could cost him his soul.
"In this debut thriller...Hallenstein certainly doesn't pull any punches...Stark and harrowing, with a troubled protagonist's inner turmoil magnified by a tangible evil." —Kirkus Reviews
"Suspenseful, powerful, thought provoking-straight from today's headlines. The Dolphin reads like a movie with no waiting to cut to the chase." —Dean Rowe, Member, Director's Guild of America
"Hallenstein demonstrates a remarkable gift for creating rich, engaging, and wholly human characters. In the sexually frank and terrifying world he creates, important social questions beg to be addressed." —Rebecca Pastor, Writer/Educator/Editor
"Hallenstein had me sitting on the edge of my chair...Not only is his prose terrific, his characters are unforgettable." —Amos Lassen, reviewsbyamoslassen.com
"A fine story, wonderfully told by a master craftsman..." —Ken Parry, Netgalley
"The Dolphin's going to make a terrific movie!" —Michael Denneny, International Award-Winning Editor
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About the Author
Craig Bennett Hallenstein is a psychologist, writer, and father of five, whose blog, Let’s Talk Sex, is a guide to conscious living and sustainable relationships. The Dolphin is his first work of fiction. Craig attended Beloit College and the California School of Professional Psychology, earning a PhD in clinical psychology and prompting a study of contemporary sexuality. Writing classes followed at Chicago Dramatists and the University of Iowa. His writing has appeared in publications as diverse as The Journal of Professional Psychology and The National Enquirer. Among his credits is a People Finders magazine cover story that was optioned by Dick Clark Productions for a made-for-TV movie. When not writing, Craig manages a successful career as a business broker and restores old houses in Chicago and New Orleans. His favorite holiday is Mardi Gras. The Academy Awards claims a close second.