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Psychopath

A Novel

Frank Clevenger

Keith Ablow; Read by the author

Macmillan Audio

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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"You can see why in certain quarters, in hopeful whispers, Ablow is compared to Thomas Harris. It's in the crisp, clean prose; the sweeping cat-and-mouse games; and the cold analysis of the brilliant, broken minds that perpetrate murder and escape capture again and again...Psychopath is a superior read. And for thirsty crime fans, that should be more than enough."-- Entertainment Weekly

"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 protagonist....[Ablow] explores the Highway Killer in the kind of detail few novelists even attempt."-- Booklist

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

"Keith Ablow's setting is the darkest of all--the twists and turns of the human mind." --Harlan Coben, author of Gone for Good
"You can see why in certain quarters, in hopeful whispers, Ablow is compared to Thomas Harris. It's in the crisp, clean prose; the sweeping cat-and-mouse games; and the cold analysis of the brilliant, broken minds that perpetrate murder and escape capture again and again...Psychopath is a superior read. And for thirsty crime fans, that should be more than enough."-- Entertainment Weekly

"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 protagonist....[Ablow] explores the Highway Killer in the kind of detail few novelists even attempt."-- Booklist

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

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

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  • Keith Ablow; Read by the author

  • 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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    Psychopath

    A Novel

    Frank Clevenger

    Keith Ablow; Read by the author

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