Manner of Death
|Rating||:||4.69 (637 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||416 Pages|
Alan Gregory and Dr. Sawyer Sackett-a woman he once loved-are plunged into the private nightmare of a killer who knows about the terrifying power of mind games.. The past resurfaces in ways that are as intimate as they are frightening when Dr
After attending the funeral of a former colleague from his days as an intern, Gregory is accosted (and has a tempting Mexican lunch spoiled) by a pair of edgy ex-FBI agents now working for a high-ticket private security firm. White spends a tad too much time on Alan's past history with the mysterious Sawyer, but in general his narrative engine runs smoothly and powerfully toward its satisfying and largely unexpected conclusion. Cooper--the legendary hijacking parachutist--hovers over Stephen White's latest book about Colorado psychologist Alan Gregory, and this jaunty ghost gives the outing even more stylish substance than usual. Other Gregory books include Critical Conditions, Harm's Way, Higher Authority, Private Practices, and Remote Control. As members of that team, Gregory--and his former lover, Sawyer Sackett--are among the few remaining survivors and the next
Average Thriller at Best The book gets off to a good start with a plot that has promise. So, you plunge into the book hoping that the promise delivers. White has an ability to keep you involved with a fast-moving plot. But as the book goes on, you start to tire and start flipping pages. Because things get more unbelieveable and the characters -- all of whom are of above-average intelligence -- begin to do incredibly stupid things which, of course, get them into trouble. But White's biggest sin is that he takes away the fun of a thriller. When you get to the end you find that the denouement has little to. I Was Intrigued From the Very First Sentence "Adrienne's tomatoes froze to death the same night that Arnie Dresser did"Seems like a strange way to start a book. From the previous books in the series we know who Adrienne is. But we have no idea about Arnie Dresser. Alan then narrates the story and we learn that Arnie was a psychiatric resident at the same time that Alan did his residency. I won't give any more away, but the plot starts and doesn't slow down. We also learn of a former love interest for a then young Alan Gregory, and the impact that dealing with her will have on his current marriage with Lauren. Two former FB. Good book Cynthia Ramirez Good book., really held my attention. Read the last 25 chapters in one sitting. Recommend this book to everyone who love's mysteries.