By Jonathan Kellerman
Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware reveals terror within the center of paradise during this relentlessly sinister novel through America's preferable author of mental suspense. 3 months in paradise, all bills paid. it really is a call for participation Alex Delaware cannot refuse. Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland, a respected scientist and philanthropist at the tiny Pacific island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his domestic to aid him arrange his papers for publication--a gentle workload leaving Alex lots of time to get pleasure from a romantic interlude with Robin Castagna.
Quickly, despite the fact that, secretive houseguests, scary nocturnal viewers, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the pleasures of deep blue water and white sand.
The circumstances Moreland chooses to share--a sufferer pushed to insanity by means of a merciless, unspeakable act; a guy who succumbed 40 years in the past to radiation poisoning after a nuclear blast; a tender lady, brutally murdered, whose mutilated physique used to be came across at the seashore simply six months before--seem unconnected. And but Alex can not help brooding about what the nice health practitioner is making an attempt to inform him... and what Moreland's genuine reason behind inviting him to Aruk is.
As Alex probes--with a bit long-distance aid from his pal LAPD detective Milo Sturgis--he involves think the reply lies hidden someplace on Moreland's tremendous property. but while he ultimately discovers the reality, the revelation could be extra surprising than he may have imagined. and it'll come too overdue to stem the tide of violence that threatens accountable and blameless alike at the attractive misplaced island of Aruk.
With his very good characterizations and rapid-fire velocity, Jonathan Kellerman has redefined the limits of suspense, probing real-life horrors and innermost fears in a unique that transfixes from first web page to final.