Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware finds
terror in the heart of paradise in this relentlessly sinister novel by
America's premier writer of psychological suspense, the author of ten
successive New York Times bestsellers. Three months in paradise,
all expenses paid. It's an invitation Alex Delaware can't refuse. Dr. Woodrow
Wilson Moreland, a revered scientist and philanthropist on the tiny Pacific
island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his home to help him organize his papers
for publication-a light workload leaving Alex plenty of time to enjoy a
romantic interlude with Robin Castagna.
Quickly, however, secretive houseguests,
frightening nocturnal visitors, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the
pleasures of deep blue water and white sand.
The cases Moreland chooses to share-a patient
driven to madness by a cruel, unspeakable act; a man who succumbed forty years
ago to radiation poisoning after a nuclear blast; a young woman, brutally
murdered, whose mutilated body was found on the beach just six months
before-seem unconnected. And yet Alex can't help wondering what the good doctor
is trying to tell him...and what Moreland's real reason for inviting him to
As Alex probes-with a little long-distance help
from his friend LAPD detective Milo Sturgis-he comes to believe the answer lies
hidden somewhere on Moreland's vast estate. Yet when he finally discovers the
truth, the revelation will be more shocking than he could have imagined. And it
will come too late to stem the tide of violence that threatens guilty and
innocent alike on the lovely lost island of Aruk.
Once again, with his brilliant characterizations
and rapid-fire pace, Jonathan Kellerman has redefined the boundaries of
suspense, probing real-life horrors and innermost fears in a novel that
transfixes from first page to last. Download and start listening now!