This is the second book by Keith Ablow and is about Dr. Frank Clevenger. It takes up where his first book Denial left off. It explores the human frailities and our weaknesses. Dr. Clevnger has to fight his own demons along with the demons of an accused killer to find out the truth and bring to justice those who have commited the crimes. Good read. However I strongly suggest that you read Denial first.
This book gave me nightmares. Imagine a doctor who believes satan is in everyone who opposes him. Now imagine this doctor taking over a mental hospital and 'treating' everyone - patients and staff. If you are into graphic violence and torture explained away with ideas about the human psyche you will love this book.
Once an accomplished plastic surgeon, Trevor Lucas started using his scalpel to do very bad things... Locked in a Boston psychiatric hospital, Lucas is holding the ward hostage-and performing grisly "operation" on his prisoners...
once an accomplished plastic surgeon ,trevor lucas started using his scalpelto do very bad things. locked in a boston hospital,lucas is holding the ward hostage, and performing grisley operations on his prisoners.
Keith Ablow is a wonderful writer, but I just couldn't get into this book. I read it in a day, but for the plot there were just too many characters and digressions. I recommend his book Psychopath, instead of this one.
The horror in this novel is gripping and gruesome, so it's not for weak stomachs. This author's unusual approach to the psychological struggles of his hero and of the villains is what makes it special, though.
"PROJECTION is a crime novel like no other. It's a week in the loony bin; it's a psycho tour de force. Keith Ablow has the expertise and an overachiever's grasp."--James Ellroy, author of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
"PROJECTION...isn't for the squemish...Readers of Thomas Harris's gruesome Hannibal Lecter tales...would do well to look here."--Boulder Camera
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Once an accomplished plactic surgeon, Trevor Lucas started using his scalpel to do very bad things. Locked in a Boston psychiatric hospital, Lucas is holding the ward hostage, and performing grisly "operations" on his prisoners.....