The Traveler

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From the New York Times–bestselling author: “A powerful, obsessive novel of murder and madness” traveling cross-country (The New York Times).
 
Miami detective Mercedes Barren, recovering from a traumatic shooting, has transferred to the relative quiet of the forensics department to get her life back on track. Yet this peace is put on hold when she gets a wrenching phone call: Her niece, Susan, has become the latest victim of a fiendish serial killer. When a local man is apprehended, Mercedes is convinced he’s guilty of all the murders—except for Susan’s. She has reason to believe her niece’s killer is a copycat now heading across America, mapping out his next deadly moves.
 
To track him down, Mercedes enlists the help of his brother, Martin, a psychiatrist specializing in sex offenders. Now, they’re following a trail of victims on a terrifying road trip where the lines between predator and prey begin to blur—and collide in a “genuinely shattering climax . . . of devastating horror and suspense” (The Washington Times Sunday Magazine).
 
“Daring and admirable . . . compulsive reading.” —Chicago Tribune
 
“[This] scary book seizes your interest rather than asks for it.” —Baltimore Daily Record
 
“Nail-biting suspense.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
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Happy 53rd birthday, Doctor. Welcome to the first day of your death.

When a mysterious letter bearing these threatening words is delivered to Dr. Frederick Starks, his predictable life is thrown into chaos. Suddenly, the psychoanalyst is plunged into a horrific game designed by a man who calls himself Rumplestiltskin. The rules: in two weeks Starks must guess Rumplestiltskin’s identity and the source of his fury. If he succeeds, he goes free. If he fails, one by one, Rumplestiltskin will destroy fifty-two of Dr. Starks’ loved ones–friends, relatives, children–unless the good doctor agrees to kill himself.

You ruined my life. And now I fully intend to ruin yours.

Ignoring the threat is not an option. When one of his patients dies under the wheels of a subway train and a detective investigating the case is struck by a hit-and-run driver, Starks knows his tormentor means business. And then there are the messengers sent to guide Starks on his descent, from the seductive woman in a trench coat who calls herself Virgil to a lawyer named Merlin weaving a spell of havoc and lies. His bank account rifled, his credit ruined, and his reputation dragged through the mud, Starks must rouse himself from the cocoon of his life, unlock the secret of Rumplestiltskin, and find a way to stop the madman–before he himself is driven mad.

One thing of which you can be absolutely certain: My anger knows no limits.

A mesmerizing thriller that gives a wicked new twist to the doctor-patient relationship, The Analyst’s Last Days weaves a blistering race against time with a tale of identities shattered and chosen, disguises taken and discarded. With his trademark style, breathless plots, and brilliantly realized characters, John Katzenbach proves once again why both critics and fans alike have crowned him the master of suspense.
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Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Published on
Dec 10, 2013
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9780802192431
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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