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Rage (Alex Delaware, No. 19) (original 2005; edition 2006)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345467078, Mass Market Paperback)In a host of consecutive bestsellers, Jonathan Kellerman has kept readers spellbound with the intense, psychologically acute adventures of Dr. Alex Delawareâ€“and with excursions through the raw underside of L.A. and the coldest alleys of the criminal mind. Rage offers a powerful new case in point, as Delaware and LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis revisit a horrifying crime from the past that has taken on shocking and deadly new dimensions.
Troy Turner and Rand Duchay were barely teenagers when they kidnapped and murdered a younger child. Troy, a remorseless sociopath, died violently behind bars. But the hulking, slow-witted Rand managed to survive his stretch. Now, at age twenty-one, heâ€™s emerged a haunted, rootless young man with a pressing need: to talkâ€“once againâ€“with psychologist Alex Delaware. But the young killer comes to a brutal end, that conversation never takes place.
Has karma caught up with Rand? Or has someone waited for eight patient years to dine on ice-cold revenge? Both seem strong possibilities to Sturgis, but Delawareâ€™s suspicions run deeper . . . and darker. Because fear in the voice of the grownup Rand Duchayâ€“and his eerie final words to Alex: â€śIâ€™m not a bad personâ€ťâ€“betray untold secrets. Buried revelations so horrendous, and so damning, theyâ€™re worth killing for.
As Delaware and Sturgis retrace their steps through a grisly murder case that devastated a community, they discover a chilling legacy of madness, suicide, and multiple killings left in its wakeâ€“and even uglier truths waiting to be unearthed. And the nearer they come to understanding an unspeakable crime, the more harrowingly close they get to unmasking a monster hiding in plain sight.
Rage finds Jonathan Kellerman in phenomenal formâ€“orchestrating a relentlessly suspenseful, devilishly unpredictable plot to a finale as stunning and thought-provoking as it is satisfying.
From the Hardcover edition.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:25:18 -0400)
Psychologist Alex Delaware is stunned when Rand Duchay, a patient whom he has been treating since his release from prison, asks for a meeting to confide a dangerous secret to him, only to turn up dead before their arranged rendezvous.
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