By Keith Ablow
Careworn through his personal mental scars, great forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Frank Clevenger, has weathered the main severe twists of the human brain. Then he gets a demanding name from Nantucket's leader of Police. The five-month-old daughter of admired billionaire, Darwin Bishop, has been stumbled on murdered in her crib. the most obvious suspect is Darwin's followed sociopathic son, Billy. Even Clevenger cannot fathom the purpose in the back of the bothered boy's homicide of an little one. yet what's Billy quite working from? Does Darwin's wonderful spouse Julia comprehend? If she does, she isn't really conversing. nor is the Bishop's different son who is harboring negative secrets and techniques of his personal. Falling for Julia is Clevenger's first mistake. Investigating the Bishops' twisted emotional panorama is his moment. it is performed greater than simply draw him into the maze of a psychosexual family members background. it is trapped him. As his personal demons upward push to the outside, he needs to play the last word brain online game to capture a killer-and make it out alive...
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I've been told that," I conceded. " I pulled out my wallet and showed her my medical license. "It says here, 'Massachusetts,' " she said, pointing at the card. "That's where my office is, but I take cases in other states," I said. "This one case," the voice at the back of my mind chided me. " I silently agreed. Forensic psychiatry had nearly cost me my sanity. I didn't want to gamble it away. The clerk looked at me, as if to check whether I was on the level, then shook her head. " She turned around and disappeared into an office.
She handed over the envelope. I took the report to a bench just outside the office, sat down, and started to read: Adult Record Information as of 06/24/2002 Page 1 of 1 Name: Bishop, Darwin G. DOB: 05/11/1948 PCF# 507950C0 POB: Brooklyn Sex: M SS#: 013-42-1057 Mother: Norma Erickson Father: Thomas Home Address: 829 Park Avenue Ethnicity: White NY, NY 10021 Alias Name(s): None Date: 05/22/95 Manhattan Docket #6656 CR952387 Criminal Offense: Operating to Endanger Lives and Safety Disposition: Dismissed Date: 05/22/95 Manhattan Criminal Offense: Operating Under the Docket #6656 CR952388 Influence of Alcohol Disposition: Dismissed Date: 09/06/81 Manhattan Criminal Offense: Domestic Assault Docket #7513 CR811116 Disposition: Convicted (Probation) Date: 07/23/80 Manhattan Criminal Offense: Violation of Restraining Docket #4912 CR800034 Order, Abuse Prevention Act Disposition: Convicted (Probation) ___________________________________________________________________ Nothing about the rap sheet gave me any comfort.
She said, reorienting herself. "I can tell you he's a very dangerous person. He seems to be a young man without conscience. " "Certainly not because of anything he's told me," she said. "He's happy enough to talk about Nantucket, Manhattan, sports, television, and anything else unrelated to the Bishop baby's death—or to his life in Russia. " "I can understand that," I said. "Of course you can," she said. She paused to underscore her point. "Let's stick to Billy," I gently reminded her. " "You're right.
Compulsion: A Novel by Keith Ablow