Kill Switch

Kill Switch

By Neal Baer; Jonathan Greene

Pinnacle Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780786027569, 405pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

A prime-time thriller. . . suspense on the order of Silence of the Lambs. --"Denver Post"
Haunted by a disturbing childhood incident, Dr. Claire Waters is drawn to those "untreatable" patients who seem to have no conscience or fear. In a holding cell at Rikers Island, where the young forensic psychiatrist meets with a dangerous inmate whose boyish looks mask a sordid history of violence, her daring methods reveal a key to her own dark past. And when the case propels her into the mind of a homicidal maniac watching her every move, the only way to stop a killer from killing again is to go beyond the edge of reason. . .
"A psychological thriller of the first order."--David Baldacci
"A high-octane, intricate thriller, delivered with skill." --"Publishers Weekly"
"A startling, intense suspense novel that will have readers staying up at night--with the light on." --"Suspense Magazine"
"A masterful thriller. Highly recommended." --Douglas Preston
"A non-stop thrill ride." --Michael Palmer
"Riveting psychological suspense." --Gayle Lynds
"A masterful thriller. Highly recommended." --Douglas Preston
"Exciting, fast-paced, filled with twists." --"The Mystery Gazette"
"Keeps the reader engrossed and guessing."
"Suspenseful." --"Booklist"
"A fast-paced, gritty crime thriller." --Christopher Meloni
"Will keep you on the edge of your seat. " --Ice-T
"An end you'll never see coming." --Mariska Hargitay.

About the Author
Neal Baer graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1996, and he graduated magna cum laude with a BA in political science from Colorado College. He also holds two master's degrees from Harvard. He spent a year at the American Film Institute as a directing fellow and is executive producer and showrunner for Law & Order: SVU. During his eleven-year tenure, he received the Shine Award, People's Choice Award, Prism Award, Edgar Award, and Media Access Award. Prior to SVU, he was executive producer and showrunner of ER. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

Jonathan Greene spent eleven years as writer and coexecutive producer of "Law & Order: SVU", his nearly forty teleplays earning the show an Emmy Award and nominations for the Edgar Award and the Humanitas Prize. As a producer and executive in television news and documentaries, he received the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. He earned a BS in political science and a MS in telecommunications from Syracuse University. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.