Alex Delaware #14
On Sale: April 23, 2003
Featuring: Alex Delaware
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Who killed the killer? In his brilliant and startling new
novel, Jonathan Kellerman, perennial bestselling author and
premier proprietor of the psychological thriller, gives a
sharp and timely twist to homicide's central
Someone has murdered euthanasia champion
Dr. Eldon Mate--a self-styled Dr. Death responsible for
scores of assisted suicides. In a burst of bloody irony, the
killer chooses to dispatch the doctor in the back of Mate's
own suicide van, hooking him up to the killing apparatus
dubbed "the Humanitron"--and adding some butchering touches
of his own. The case is assigned to veteran LAPD homicide
detective Milo Sturgis, who turns, once again, to his friend
Dr. Alex Delaware. But working this case raises a conflict
of interest for Alex so profound that he can't even discuss
it with Milo. The tension that develops between cop and
psychologist further complicates an already baffling and
complex murder investigation--one whose suspects include the
families of Dr. Mate's "travelers," Mate's own son, and a
psychopathic killer who relishes the geometry of death.
Dr. Death is a rich brew of unforgettable
characters, labyrinthine plotting, page-turning prose, and
the unique insights into the darkest corners of the human
mind that have earned Jonathan Kellerman international
accolades as the master of psychological
From the Hardcover edition.
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