Search Results: "Stephen White"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PROGRAM by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2001

"Rising tension undermined by wild coincidence."
Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory's latest case shunts him into a supporting role in this tale of a woman's misadventures in WITSEC, the US Marshals' fabled Witness Security Program. Read full book review >

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LINE OF FIRE by Stephen White
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"White (Dead Time, 2008, etc.) makes it clear that Alan's 19th appearance is his penultimate case; the next case will be his swan song. Judging from the risks he takes this time, fans won't want to miss the sequel."
As a series of wildfires swoop ever closer to his Boulder office, psychotherapist Alan Gregory's life threatens to go up in metaphorical flames even before their arrival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPOUND FRACTURES by Stephen White
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Fans sad to see the saga end will be enthralled by its daring crescendos; newcomers are likely to find the proceedings impenetrable."
Dr. Alan Gregory's 20th brush with crime is his last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING PERSONS by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2005

"A fictional echo of JonBenet Ramsey (constantly invoked but never named) buried beneath reams of ethical quiddities, criminal cross-purposes, and mind-boggling coincidences. "
Eight years after the unsolved real-life killing of a preteen beauty queen from Boulder, Colorado, psychologist Alan Gregory (Blinded, 2003, etc.) has to deal with the disappearance of one of her classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIVATE PRACTICES by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Book us for another session, please. (First printing of 35,000)"
If White is to be believed, clinical psychology ranks as a dangerous profession right up there with police work, firefighting, and livery-cab driving. Read full book review >

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WARNING SIGNS by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2002

"Though there's no time to linger over most of the rapidly sketched characters, White (The Program, 2001, etc.) runs the whole gamut from whodunit to duck-and-cover."
The suspense-filled curtain-raiser, the discovery of the Boulder District Attorney's corpse, provides one of the few quiet moments in clinical psychologist Alan Gregory's latest bomb-enriched thriller. Read full book review >

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THE BEST REVENGE by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"White handles his suspenseful set-pieces with all his accustomed authority, but the case he's lavished them on is a farrago of coincidences, absurdities, and pitifully shadowy and unmotivated conspirators from beginning to end."
White injects Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory into the wild and wooly saga of a convicted killer released from Death Row to the even more dangerous world outside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANNER OF DEATH by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Not all of them, though."
Dr. Alan Gregory, the Boulder psychologist whose previous six cases (Critical Conditions, p. 80, etc.) have all introduced him to murderers, becomes a killer's target himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARM'S WAY by Stephen White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"Not a huge disappointment for Gregory fans, but certainly a test of their patience. (Author tour)"
After a brief semi-hiatus (Higher Authority, 1994), in which his lawyer wife was featured, improbable sleuthing headshrink Alan Gregory returns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRY ICE by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Not even an anticlimactic ending can wreck Alan's 15th, and finest, case."
Yet another of Dr. Alan Gregory's ex-patients goes off the rails, threatening the Boulder psychologist, his wife and his best friend with exposure of their darkest secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMOTE CONTROL by Stephen White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1997

"Only the cluttered denouement is a letdown. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
An unexpected role for clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory's wife, Boulder County Deputy D.A. Lauren Crowder: This time she isn't going after bad guys (Higher Authority, 1994), but trying to keep the cops from jailing her for shooting a mysterious stalker. Read full book review >