Rage is a murder, mystery, thriller that raises important issues in forensic science, psychology today, and the practice of clinical psychiatry. Strange things are happening in Hillsborough, the affluent suburb of San Francisco: normal people without a hint of psychiatric problems suddenly become violent. None have motive for assault or murder, and being residents of Hillsborough is the only factor they have in common. While they remember nothing of their violence, observers describe their behavior as strange-like an automaton. Michael Rose, a psychiatrist and expert in forensic science and his associate, Karen Scott, a clinical psychologist, study the people accused of these crimes. They suspect that this behavior is more than psychiatric, but fail to come up with a credible explanation. The legal and medical establishments scratch their collective heads about how to assign responsibility for these acts as advocates make their cases while Michael and Karen pursue the truth. Finally, Michael and Karen discover what happened, but we must await the climax and denouement to understand. Rage is not only a ‘who done it’, it’s a ‘why and how done-it.’ FROM FIVE STAR REVIEWER 6/29/2014: This book gripped me and would not let go! I have read almost every single book Lawrence Gold has written. I have yet to find one I didn’t absolutely enjoy! Rage does have medical components but is a stand alone novel apart from his hospital series.
Every once in a while, I am blessed to have read so many great books and use so many great products that I press forward to experience the next without taking the time to review them immediately. That was the case with Doctor Lawrence W. Gold’s book “The Plague Within.” This is a book about people who are truly ingenious and on the front edge of medical technology that will change the course of humanity. It is also a book about egos that are bigger than life. Life-saving discoveries are pushed to limits much too soon. Jack Byrnes, Medical Director at Berkeley Brier Hospital ICU and his wife Beth, the head ICU nurse are concerned with their Patient Rachel Palmer and are excited with technology that has helped her recover at a rapid, unheard of rate. Greed, egos, overconfidence and shortcuts give way to reality and creates a catastrophe that makes for a believable stress filled and haunting suspense novel that I had trouble putting down. The Plague Within is an intriguing, breathtaking story written by a medical doctor who leaves the reader wondering if this set of circumstances could or will happen in the stage of human need to play God. This author’s writing skills and ability to tell a believable fast-paced storyline kept me on the edge of my chair frantically flipping pages from the beginning to the very end. My best guess is that you will do so too.
Getting a clean start, Sabrina ‘Brie’ Roberts finds her own independence away from an abusive relationship. No man will ever abuse her again. Taking a self-defense class, Brie begins to regain the confidence she lost and move on with her life. The only obstacle she can’t escape, is her past. Haunted by her dreams, Sabrina tries to move past them when she begins to fall for ex-military, alpha-male Vince ‘Cop’ Coppoletti. When things ignite between them, the flashbacks take over, jeopardizing any hopes of a normal life.
The first time Cop laid eyes on Sabrina Roberts, he knew that he wanted her. It didn’t matter that she was keeping something from him, until it nearly cost her, her life. Protecting her was all he could think about. He wasn’t going to make the same mistakes again. Not even Tyler O’conner, Sabrina’s defense trainer, was going to get in the way.
As Sabrina’s past unravels, Cop’s search for the truth becomes his only objective in protecting the woman whom he can’t get enough of. He learns, no amount of protection could prepare his heart against the possibility of losing her forever.
BOOK #1 – HOW: Puzzles 1 – 12
This is unlike any mystery or thriller book you’ve ever read before. You play the sleuth, and as the story unfolds you will be tasked with solving puzzles to prevent a murder from happening.
In this five-book series, you’ll uncover the mind and motivations of a nefarious killer who is plotting to commit an unspeakable crime.
Each book contains an epistolary collection of emails, texts, and letters, delivered to thriller author J.A. Konrath, by a serial killer. This psychopath is sending detailed, cryptic puzzles and brain teasers that lead to clues about who will be murdered, why, when, where, and how.
Some of the puzzles are easy to figure out. Others are much more devious.
Do you like solving mysteries? Do you enjoy brain teasers or escape-the-room games? Are you good at spotting clues?
Only you can stop a murder.
Are you smart enough?
Are you brave enough?
Let the games begin…
BLOOD IS THICKER… Sometimes a unique talent is inherited-and such is the case for Trouble, son of Familiar the black cat detective. Trouble’s rather indolent life in the sleepy town of Wetumpka, Alabama is upended when a serial killer arrives on the scene. Trouble begins to apply the skills he learned from his dad and his hero, Sherlock Holmes.
When local bookseller Tammy Lynn is attacked at the site of an impact crater, Trouble realizes he must protect his human and solve the mystery of the Silk Stocking Killer.
Aiden Waters, a local deputy, has tracked the SSK to Wetumpka. Since his wife’s murder, Aiden won’t risk romance, but when Tammy is endangered, everything changes. Especially their hearts.
The mystery begins with an unusual find in the secret compartment of Doug’s new Corvette. It will forever change his and Catherine’s life. Doug’s mysterious behavior after the find forces Catherine to seek escape at The Osprey Cove Lodge. What she finds at the lodge turns out to be far more valuable than Doug’s find. Follow the suspense, mystery, and romance of Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series.
Galveston and Murphy are new to the detective game but that doesn’t stop them from being pulled into a case that will transform their lives. A device of unspeakable power, the Flapjack, has been stolen, taken by men who will stop at nothing to control the power it possesses. As the two detectives travel and search the globe to retrieve it, their quest only becomes more dangerous as they peel back the layers of the case. Who is really behind the theft, and what do they plan to do with a device that could change the way the world uses energy forever?
They destroyed her father’s life.
On his deathbed, after decades of silence, old Thomas Earnest provides the key to the mystery of his silence.
Private Investigators Roberts and Bradley are hired to solve the mystery.
But the deeper they delve into this thirty year old nightmare, the worse it gets.
A gangster closes in.
Their enemies grow.
And the case threatens to claim their lives…
48hrs transpire before anyone realizes 14yo Emma is missing? Where is she? Four of her friends armed with cyber-techno skills uncover copious doings. Will she be found in time to celebrate her 15th birthday? Read this fast-paced action page turner to find out more. Discover the meaning of “Every so often betrayal and love go hand in hand.”
A riveting story about a teenage girl, her family and friends will have you guessing until the end.
Jinx Hamilton has been minding her own business working as a waitress at Tom’s Cafe and keeping up with her four cats. Then she inherits her Aunt Fiona’s store in neighboring Briar Hollow, North Carolina and learns that her aunt has willed her some special “powers” as well. They say admitting you have a problem is the first step and Jinx has a major problem. She’s a brand new witch with no earthly clue what that means. Throw in a few homeless ghosts, a potential serial killer, and a resident rat and Jinx is almost at her wit’s end. Thankfully she has the unfailing support of her life-long BFF, Tori and it doesn’t hurt that there’s a hot guy living right next door.