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Psychopath

A Novel

Frank Clevenger

Keith Ablow

St. Martin's Press

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?

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?

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Psychopath
part oneoneJANUARY 23, 2003 ROUTE 90 EAST, 37 MILES OUTSIDE ROME, NEW YORK 
Mahler's Tenth Symphony played on the BMW X5's stereo, but even that serene music did nothing to calm Jonah. His skin was hot with anger. The palms of his hands burned against the steering wheel. His heart pounded, squeezing more and more blood with each beat, flooding his aorta, engorging his carotid arteries, making his head throb inside the skull, somewhere within the temporal lobes of his brain. At last count his breathing had risen to eighteen respirations per minute. He could feel a dizzying
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Praise for Psychopath

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

"Ablow, a forensic psychiatrist himself, explores the Highway Killer in the kind of detail few novelists even attempt." -- Booklist

"One of the genre's most intriguing protagonists....[Ablow] explores the Highway Killer in the kind of detail few novelists even attempt." -- Booklist

“Only Thomas Harris does it more stylishly" -- Kirkus Review

“[Dr. Frank Clevenger] is quickly becoming one of the genre’s most intriguing protagonists... a strange and hypnotic thriller... fascinating.” -Booklist
"Keith Ablow’s setting is the darkest of all--the twists and turns of the human mind." --Harlan Coben, author of Gone for Good

"Ablow, a forensic psychiatrist himself, explores the Highway Killer in the kind of detail few novelists even attempt." -- Booklist

"One of the genre's most intriguing protagonists....[Ablow] explores the Highway Killer in the kind of detail few novelists even attempt." -- Booklist

“Only Thomas Harris does it more stylishly" -- Kirkus Review

“[Dr. Frank Clevenger] is quickly becoming one of the genre’s most intriguing protagonists... a strange and hypnotic thriller... fascinating.” -Booklist

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  • Keith Ablow

  • Keith Ablow, also the author of Compulsion, is a forensic psychiatrist and has testified as an expert in some of the most highly publicized criminal cases in America. He lives in Massachusetts.
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    A Novel

    Frank Clevenger

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