By Daniel Kalla
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765312259, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 3, 2006
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A compelling psychological thriller that probes the darkest compulsions of the human mind. Dr. Stanley Kolberg was not just murdered. His lifeless body was battered and broken almost beyond recognition, as though his unknown killer had been driven by a ferocious rage that had exploded madly out of control. As far as the Seattle police are concerned, there is no shortage of suspects. A distinguished psychiatrist, Kolberg specialized in anger management and often treated violent offenders with severe psychiatric disorders. His client list is a virtual lineup of sociopaths, psychotics, and convicted murderers, any one of whom might have unleashed their homicidal fury on the doctor. For Dr. Joel Ashman, who consults as a profiler for Seattle Homicide, the shocking crime strikes particularly close to home. Not only was the victim a fellow psychiatrist, but Kolberg was also his former partner and mentor--he was practically a second father to Joel, who soon finds himself the target of a faceless stalker as well. Who killed Stanley Kolberg and why? The answers lie hidden in a lurid underworld of depraved sex and violence--and in the tortured past of one disturbed young woman.
Daniel Kalla is the international bestselling author of Pandemic and Resistance. He is an emergency-room physician in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"A taut psychological thriller that will pull you into a world of sexual deviancy, murder, and mind games. A very good read."--Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author on Rage Therapy
"Subtle and ingenious, Rage Therapy is both an engrossing exploration of a savage crime and a powerful study of obsession, violence, and guilt. Dan Kalla's expert storytelling propels us through a maze of mirrors to a shattering conclusion. A great read!" --Michael Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Games
"Kalla's ripped-from-the-headlines plot and confident command of both language and medicine make this sobering book a pleasure."--Publisher's Weekly on Pandemic
"Michael Crichton ought to be looking over his shoulder. He has some serious competition in Kalla." --The Chronicle-Herald on Pandemic
"Resistance will take you on a roller-coaster ride you'll never forget. The science is fascinating, and the suspense nail-biting. Watch out, Robin Cook. A new master of the medical thriller has arrived." --Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Spymaster
"Daniel Kalla expertly weaves real science and medicine into a fast-paced, nightmarish thriller--a thriller all the more frightening because it could really happen." --Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Body Double, on Pandemic
"Pandemic is a totally compelling novel, one of those rare thrillers that lays out a scenario that is not only possible, but terrifyingly probable." --Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of The Codex
"Pandemic is very much in the Michael Crichton school of cutting-edge, scientifically rooted thrillers. Pandemic is an absorbing, compulsive thriller, the sort of book you could stay up too late reading. . . . A solid thriller." --The Vancouver Sun
"A thriller that will pull you into a world of sexual deviancy, murder, and mind games. A very good read."
"Subtle and ingenious. Kalla's expert storytelling propels us through a maze of mirrors to a shattering conclusion. A great read!"