by Keith Ablow
Book #1 in the Frank Clevenger series (1997)
A series of grisly murders has forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger on the case of a lifetime and the fight of his life against a brutal killer with a horrific trademark and his own howling demons of sexual compulsion, self-destruction, and…Denial.
Dr Frank Klevenger is closer than most to understanding his personal demons. Drugs, drink, gambling, sex – Clevenger is hooked on any quick thrill. When the Marblehead police hire him to assess a schizophrenic tramp, he realizes that this is his last chance to make a success of his career.