Dr. Death (Alex Delaware, No. 14)

By Jonathan Kellerman

Who killed the killer? during this significant and startling mental mystery, Jonathan Kellerman, perennial bestselling writer, supplies a pointy and well timed twist to homicide's relevant question.

a person has murdered euthanasia champion Dr. Eldon Mate—a self-styled Dr. loss of life accountable for ratings of assisted suicides. In a burst of bloody irony, the killer chooses to dispatch the medical professional at the back of Mate's personal suicide van, hooking him as much as the killing gear dubbed "the Humanitron"—and including a few butchering touches of his personal. The case is assigned to veteran LAPD murder detective Milo Sturgis, who turns, once more, to his good friend Dr. Alex Delaware. yet operating this situation increases a clash of curiosity for Alex so profound that he cannot even talk about it with Milo. the strain that develops among cop and psychologist additional complicates an already baffling and complicated homicide investigation—one whose suspects comprise the households of Dr. Mate's "travelers," Mate's personal son, and a psychopathic killer who relishes the geometry of demise.

Dr. loss of life is a wealthy brew of unforgettable characters, labyrinthine plotting, page-turning prose, and the original insights into the darkest corners of the human brain that experience earned Jonathan Kellerman overseas accolades because the grasp of mental suspense.

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