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After thirty years of attending to the phsical and mental health of the inhabitants of Knife Island, a tiny community in the Micronesian archipelago, Dr William Moreland feels it would be of benefit to his successor, and to his colleagues throughout the Pacific, if his records were properly analysed. Only too grateful to escape the violent atmosphere of Los Angeles and recoup their emotional resources, Dr Alex Delaware and his partner Robin accept Moreland's invitation to spend a sabbatical on the island to help him in the task. But Knife Island is not the paradise of the travel brochures. The murder of a young woman has created an atmosphere of division and fear. A potential development threatens a large part of the island with environmental pollution. And Dr Moreland is not universally regarded as the saintly healer of his own mythology. Co-habiting with cockroaches the size of dinner plates and spiders more venomous than rattlesnakes, Alex and Robin discover the doctor is concealing an older and darker mystery, a conspiracy of such startling magnitude that even Alex, with his knowledge of the depths of human depravity, is hard put to comprehend, or understand why he has been invited into such a horrific web of intrigue and abasement.

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Just out in paperback, Kellerman's latest bestseller continues the adventures of Dr. Alex Delaware, psychologist and solver of crimes. This time out, everything starts off smoothly when Delaware gets an invitation he can't refuse to a free vacation in paradise -- in this case the tropical island of Aruk, where a Schweitzerish scientist wants him to help edit his papers. Guess what? Not everything is what it seems, and people start dying as they usually do around Alex.

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Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware finds terror in the heart ofparadise in this relentlessly sinister novel by America's premier writer ofpsychological suspense, the author of ten successive New York Timesbestsellers.

Three months in paradise, all expenses paid. It's an invitation Alex Delawarecan't refuse. Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland, a revered scientist andphilanthropist on the tiny Pacific island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his hometo help him organize his papers for publication-- a light workload leaving Alexplenty of time to enjoy a romantic interlude with Robin Castagna.

Quickly, however, secretive houseguests, frightening nocturnal visitors, andthe elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the pleasures of deep blue water and whitesand.

The cases Moreland chooses to share--a patient driven to madness by a cruel,unspeakable act; a man who succumbed forty years ago to radiation poisoningafter a nuclear blast; a young woman, brutally murdered, whose mutilated bodywas found on the beach just six months before-- seem unconnected. And yet Alexcan't help wondering what the good doctor is trying to tell him...and whatMoreland's real reason for inviting him to Aruk is.

As Alex probes--with a little long-distance help from his friend LAPD detectiveMilo Sturgis--he comes to believe the answer lies hidden somewhere onMoreland's vast estate. Yet when he finally discovers the truth, therevelation will be more shocking than he could have imagined. And it will cometoo late to stem the tide of violence that threatens guilty and innocent alikeon the lovely lost island of Aruk.

Once again, with his brilliant characterizations and rapid-fire pace, JonathanKellerman has redefined the boundaries of suspense, probing real-life horrorsand innermost fears in a novel that transfixes from first page to last.

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