The Clinic (Alex Delaware, Book 11) by Jonathan Kellerman

By Jonathan Kellerman

Professor wish Devane's male-bashing pop-psych bestseller created a typhoon of controversy at the talk-show circuit. Now she is lifeless, brutally slashed on a quiet highway in a single of L.A.'s most secure neighborhoods. The LAPD's research has long gone chilly, and murder detective Milo Sturgis turns to his pal Dr. Alex Delaware for a mental profile of the victim--and a portrait of a killer.

Hope Devane had very varied private and non-private faces. The killer may be anybody of the thousands who learn her booklet, or a person from the non-public existence she saved so conscientiously separate. As Alex and Milo dig deeper into her shadowy prior, they're going to set an tricky seize for her killer . . . and show the unspeakable act that caused a dismal chain of violence.

BONUS: This version comprises and excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt.

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I run a research facility. We’ve had a murder. ” Langdon could barely focus. His mind was racing from the image on the fax. “I already told you. The Worldwide Web. ” Langdon tried to gather his thoughts. His book was virtually unknown in mainstream literary circles, but it had developed quite a following on-line. Nonetheless, the caller’s claim still made no sense. “That page has no contact information,” Langdon challenged. ” Langdon was skeptical. ” “We should,” the man fired back. ” Something in the man’s voice told Langdon he was not joking.

Branded corpses are a problem for me. Flying I can handle. The man led Langdon the length of the hangar. They rounded the corner onto the runway. Langdon stopped dead in his tracks and gaped at the aircraft parked on the tarmac. ” The man grinned. ” Langdon stared a long moment. “Like it? ” The craft before them was enormous. It was vaguely reminiscent of the space shuttle except that the top had been shaved off, leaving it perfectly flat. Parked there on the runway, it resembled a colossal wedge.

Kohler wiped his mouth and shifted uncomfortably. “ Langdon paced the frozen room to keep warm. “The Illuminati were satanic. ” Langdon quickly explained how most people pictured satanic cults as devil-worshiping fiends, and yet Satanists historically were educated men who stood as adversaries to the church. Shaitan. The rumors of satanic black-magic animal sacrifices and the pentagram ritual were nothing but lies spread by the church as a smear campaign against their adversaries. Over time, opponents of the church, wanting to emulate the Illuminati, began believing the lies and acting them out.

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