Psychopath

Psychopath

Book - 2003 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Enlisted by the FBI for his former successes, forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is assigned the case of the elusive Highway Killer, who is profiled as a brilliant psychiatrist and who engages in a confrontational letter campaign with Clevenger through a national newspaper. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger returns in this arresting new thriller from bestselling author Keith Ablow. Having achieved celebrity status with his last case, Clevenger is tapped by the FBI to catch an elusive murderer known as the Highway Killer, who has left twelve bodies strewn across twelve states. But the Highway Killer isn’t just a serial killer--he’s a psychiatrist whose brilliance as a doctor is matched only by his precision as a murderer.

When he writes to a national newspaper challenging Clevenger to cure him through an exchange of open letters, a gripping public therapy unfolds. With the Highway Killer’s brutality reaching new heights as he confronts his mind’s darkest demons, will Clevenger exorcise those demons before they spin completely out of control?


Blackwell North Amer
With victims strewn across twelve states, there seems to be no end to the terror of the serial killer known only as the "Highway Killer." Chosen seemingly at random, his victims are young and old, male and female, from all walks of life. The FBI has no leads. And bodies keep turning up coast to coast.
What the authorities can't know is that the killer is also a gifted healer, a psychiatrist who lures his victims into a false sense of security with his miraculous ability to spark instant intimacy and to understand their darkest emotional secrets. He is their confessor, but he is also their executioner.
Brilliant forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger thought he could trade the public spotlight for a quiet life with his newly adopted son. But now Clevenger is recruited by the FBI to help catch the Highway Killer. Forced back into the glare of the national media, Clevenger must descend into the twisted mind of a relentless killer while trying to keep his own rebellious adopted son from staring into a life of drugs and violence.
The case takes a bizarre twist when the Highway Killer writes to The New York Times, challenging Clevenger to heal him through an exchange of open letters published on the front page. Clevenger accepts. But as the Highway Killer confronts the demons that inhabit his own tortured mind, his brutality climbs to new heights.
No one can know whether Clevenger will ultimately exorcise those demons or if the Highway Killer's diabolical mind will explode in an ever-more gruesome frenzy of violence.

Baker
& Taylor

Enlisted by the FBI, forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is assigned the case of the elusive Highway Killer, who engages in a confrontational letter campaign with Clevenger through a national newspaper.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312266714
0312266715
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 25 cm.

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isaacsj Jul 25, 2013

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sigridmac
Jul 12, 2011

Full of suspense, well written and thought out, and psychologically powerful. A great read.

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