Compulsion

Compulsion

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Investigating a disturbing murder involving a billionaire's twin infant daughter, forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger suspects that the main suspect, the baby's adopted teen brother, is innocent, and that the other twin is being targeted by the same killer.

McMillan Palgrave
Dr. Frank Clevenger, a brilliant forensic psychiatrist, is eager to leave the world of the criminally insane behind-until he receives a chilling phone call. Close friend and former colleague North Anderson, now the Chief of Police on the exclusive island of Nantucket, is desperate for help in solving a shocking case: One of the infant twin daughters of billionaire Darwin Bishop has been murdered in her crib at the family's estate. The suspected killer is her adopted brother Billy, and investigators believe that the fugitive teenager has targeted the surviving twin.

But as Clevenger maps the Bishop family's psychological layers he uncovers some disturbing revelations that lead him to believe Billy may be innocent. The Bishops are a deeply troubled family. As charming as he is ambitious and cruel, Darwin seems determined to protect his son-but is he actually trying to railroad him? Why does Garret, Bishop's other son, despise his father so intensely? Is beautiful Julia Bishop a mother grieving for her murdered child or a manipulative seductress with a dark secret to hide?

As Clevenger fights to protect the innocent and hunt down the guilty, aspects of the case begin to collide with demons from his own past. After a life-threatening attack the forensic psychiatrist knows he must penetrate the killer's psychosis in order to identify him before the Bishop family-and Clevenger himself-become the next victims. Using his mastery of psychiatry, Clevenger lays a trap to reveal the murderer in an unforgettable finale.


Blackwell North Amer
Frank Clevenger, psychiatrist, is eager to leave the world of the criminally insane behind - until he receives a chilling call. Close friend and former colleague North Anderson, now chief of police on the exclusive island of Nantucket, desperately needs Clevenger's help. One of the infant twin daughters of billionaire Darwin Bishop has been murdered in her crib at the family estate. The lead suspect is her adoptive brother Billy, and investigators believe the fugitive teenage sociopath might target the surviving twin.
But as Clevenger maps the Bishop family psyche, he uncovers raging emotional psychosexual dynamics that suggest Billy may be innocent. The killer could be the fabulously wealthy Darwin Bishop himself, a polished but ruthless entrepreneur. Or perhaps Julia, his stunning socialite wife, is less a grieving mother than a manipulative seductress with dark secrets to hide. Then there is Darwin Bishop's other son, Garret, a top student and star athlete who despises his father for reasons he refuses to reveal.
The deeper Clevenger delves into the Bishop family, the more his own emotional demons surface.

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Investigating a particularly disturbing murder involving a billionaire's twin infant daughter, forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger suspects that the main suspect, the baby's adopted teen brother, is innocent, and that the other twin is being targeted by the same killer. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312266417
0312266413
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 25 cm

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