Psychopath (Mass Market Paperback)

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12 bodies, 12 states. What no one knows is that the "Highway Killer" is also a gifted psychiatrist who lures his victims into a false sense of security with his miraculous ability to understand their darkest emotional secrets. He is their confessor, but he is also their executioner. When the killer writes to The New York Times, challenging famed forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger to heal him through an exchange of open letters on the front page, he opens his diabolical mind to the one man with the courage to cure him-or die trying...

About the Author


Keith Ablow, M.D., like his protagonist, is a forensic psychiatrist who has testified in some of the nation's most highly publicized trials. He has written three other Frank Clevenger novels, "Compulsion," "Denial," "Projection," and most recently "Murder Suicide." He lives in Massachusetts.

Praise For…


"You can see why in certain quarters, Ablow is compared to Thomas Harris."-Entertainment Weekly

"Ablow is king of the psychological thriller...The pages will singe your hands." -Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River

"Fast-paced and frightening."-Janet Evanovich, author of Hard Eight

"Ablow's got the instincts of a zen thomas harris." -James Ellroy

"A very fine writer." -Nelson DeMille

"No one burrows into the darkest recesses of the heart as deeply as Keith Ablow." -Tess Gerritsen, author of The Surgeon

"Keith Ablow's setting is the darkest of all - The twists and turns of the human mind." -Harlan Coben, author of Gone For Good

"Only Thomas Harris does it more stylishly."-Kirkus Reviews

"Keith Ablow has a gift. He writes in a lucid, incisive manner, and his book Psychopath is a page-turner. The book is one of a series of psychological thrillers; however, you don't need to read his earlier novels to follow this one...Ablow's an artist, and Psychopath is a fast thriller."
--Psychiatric Times

"A chilling new novel...Ablow uses his inside knowledge of psychology to create a compelling and heart-breaking portrait of a killer. It's hard to remain unsympathetic to the brilliantly defective villain in this story. And as always, Clevenger is also engaging...this intimate look at those who kill, and those who make a living out of trying to heal others, is both suspenseful and affecting. Ablow only gets better with each outing, and we look forward to the next in this wonderful series."-newmysteryreader.com

"Ablow does the impossible by making the audience feel genuine sympathy for a serial killer tormented by his demons and his inability to stop from killing even though he knows it is wrong...a fascinating and exciting medical thriller."-Harriet's Book Reviews

"Every book that Ablow has written has been excellent. He has managed to top his other books, which is no mean feat, with Psychopath...In the foreword of his book, Ablow gives credit to other current bestselling authors...Ablow has most of them beaten hands down. He's in a league of his own. A gifted author who has created a flawed and at times unlikable hero who still manages to win the reader over. An exceptional writing talent. A thrilling stay up all night read."--Rendezvous

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312996055
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 1st, 2004
Pages: 352