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Fever Dream

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Fever Dream

A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery

By Dennis Palumbo

Poisoned Pen Press, Hardcover, 9781590589571, 342pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011


There's a sweltering heat wave outside. Nearly a year after Pittsburgh psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi helped unravel a baffling murder, he finds himself drawn into another case.
When a daring bank robbery goes horribly wrong, resulting in the deaths of all the hostages except one, Rinaldi is called in to question Treva Williams, the traumatized young woman who survived. However, what seemed a simple robbery soon explodes into a series of events that plunge the investigating officers, Sgt. Harry Polk and Det. Eleanor Lowrey as well as Rinaldi himself into a vortex of mistaken identity and kidnapping.
Meanwhile, thrown together by the demands of the case, Rinaldi and Eleanor deal with the growing attraction between them. Then there's the gubernatorial campaign of Rinaldi's former romantic rival, District Attorney Leland Sinclair. Plot twists multiply as a frenzy of accusations and political maneuvering gathers steam.

About the Author
Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter," " Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. He's the author ofa mystery collection, "From Crime to Crime, "and his short fiction has appeared in "Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The ""Strand" and elsewhere.""

Praise For Fever Dream

"...Dennis Palumbo pulls all the pieces together for an exciting and surprise conclusion."—Bestsellers World

"Through it all, this unlikely hero, even when he’s abducted and threatened with death, keeps his cool, keeps his edge and never backs down from either the bad guys or his alleged allies, as if he were Jack Reacher with a psychology degree."—Kirkus Reviews

"Palumbo gives readers another topnotch thriller that will keep you guessing until the astounding ending. With intricate plotting and surprising twists, FEVER DREAM is an outstanding mystery with engaging characters and sizzling suspense." —Tanzey Cutter, Fresh Fiction

"Former Hollywood screenwriter and author Dennis Palumbo takes you into the sizzling side of the Steel City in this book complete with government corruption, crime, love, and broken hearts."—Fresh Fiction

"A smart, strong read."—Booklist of Fever Dream

 "Palumbo takes the reader into the seamy side of the Steel City, chock-full of corruption and crime, love and loss." —Publisher's Weekly of Fever Dream

"Intricate plotting and mind-boggling twists make Dennis Palumbo's Fever Dream a memorable mystery.  The character of psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi gives great heart to this story and elevates it to novelistic heights." —John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author of Damage

“Lovers of noir will enjoy Dan Rinaldi's fast-paced adventures. Rinaldi, an empathic therapist, is on call to the Pittsburgh police. He needs every ounce of his Golden Glove skills to survive the violent world of Pennsylvania politics.” —Sara Paretsky, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, author of the V.I. Warshawski novels

"Fever Dream is another well-wrought puzzle for the likable Dr. Dan Rinaldi to unravel.  Fans will be delighted." Thomas Perry, Edgar award-winning author of The Butcher’s Boy

“Dr. Daniel Rinaldi is back in a new non-stop thriller that finds the humane, quick-witted Pittsburgh psychologist (and former pugilist) searching for a link between a failed bank robbery, several brutal murders, a homicidal soldier of fortune, a small town ex-sheriff and a gubernatorial election. A fast, gripping read that offers that rare combination of dimensional characters and propulsive action.” —Dick Lochte, award-winning mystery critic and author of Sleeping Dog

"Palumbo again delivers more great characters, a page-turning mystery and sizzling suspense.  If you liked Mirror Image, you'll love Fever Dream." —Bobby Moresco, Oscar-winning writer/producer of Crash and Million Dollar Baby

"The author keeps the pages turning." —Publishers Weekly of Mirror Image

"Throw in a steamy affair, another death and a bizarre attempted suicide and you've got all the action necessary for enjoyable afternoons at the beach." — Pittsburgh Post Gazette of Mirror Image

"A solid first novel, especially recommendable to fans of Jonathan Kellerman, Keith Ablow, and Meg Gardiner." —Booklist of Mirror Image