Reader Review: Emphasis on "psychological". This takes place in a mental institution, tracking down a killer of one of the doctors. They discover many murders linked to the same case. I enjoyed the different mental patients with their different "disorders", although everyone in this hospital are killers who successfully pleaded insanity at their trials. The first-person narrative is a good change of pace.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims.
A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make chilling sense—they are, in fact, horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? Drawn into a labyrinth of secrets, revenge, sex, and manipulation, Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings—before the madman predicts their own demise. . . .
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|Title of eBook: Monster||Series: Alex Delaware, , #13|
|Release Date: 04-01-2003|
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|Publisher: Ballantine Books||Store Sales Rank: 4696|
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Towering, yellow-haired, grizzled, a listing mountain in khaki twill, he limped closer, and Milo tightened up. I looked to Frank Dollard for a cue. Dollard appeared untroubled, meaty arms at his sides, mouth serene under the tobaccoed gray mustache. His eyes were slits, but they'd been that way at the main gate.
The giant belched out a bass laugh and brushed greasy hair away from his eyes. His beard was a corn-colored ruin. I could smell him now, vinegarish, hormonally charged. He had to be six- eight, three hundred. The shadow he threw on the dirt was ash-colored, amoebic, broad enough to shade us.
He took another lurching step, and this time Frank Dollard's right arm shot out.
The huge man didn't seem to notice, just stood there with Dollard's limb flung across his waist. Maybe a dozen other men in khaki were out on the yard, most of them standing still, a few others pacing, rocking, faces pressed against the chain link. No groups that I could see; everyone to himself. Above them, the sky was an untrammeled blue, clouds broiled away by a vengeful sun. I was cooking in my suit.
The giant's face was dry. He sighed, dropped his shoulders, and Dollard lowered his arm. The giant made a finger gun, pointed it at us, and laughed. His eyes were dark brown, pinched at the corners, the whites too sallow for health.
"Secret service." He thumped his chest. "Victoria's Secret service in the closet underwear undercover always lookin' out for the guy good old Nixon RMN Rimmin, always rimmin wanting to be rimmed he liked to talk the walk cuttin outta the White House night house doing the party thing all hours with Kurt Vonnegut , J. D. Salinger the Glass ...
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Emphasis on "psychological". This takes place in
September 24, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Cheyenne, WY US
Emphasis on "psychological". This takes place in a mental institution, tracking down a killer of one of the doctors. They discover many murders linked to the same case. I enjoyed the different mental patients with their different "disorders", although everyone in this hospital are killers who successfully pleaded insanity at their trials. The first-person narrative is a good change of pace.
September 22, 2010
Reviewer: A reader from Virginia, USA
Classic Kellerman. Dr. Alex Delaware and friend Detective Milo Sturgis
are working on two seemingly related murders, and the most promising
lead seems to be an enigmatic muttering from an almost totally
dysfunctional psychotic who seems to have known of the murder before it
Fast paced, suspenseful, with a complex but logical plot; very
satisfying. Fans might be amused to note the cameo appearance of
characters from Faye Kellerman's series.
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