Twice Dying - Carroll Monks, Bk 1 Author:Neil McMahon Outside San Francisco, a sting of NGI's -- violent sociopaths found not guilty by reason of insanity -- have been sent back into society, and, one by one, mysteriously disappeared.... — Beautiful psychologist Alison Chapley wants to know why and sets off on a search for answers that lures her and her former lover, medical examiner Carroll Monks, ... more »into a menacing and increasingly macabre dance with a brilliant psychopath known only as Naia....
Naia's perverse and carefully chosen clues -- plaster masks, a snuff videotape, a deadly cobra -- draw Alison into a psychological seduction she's powerless to resist. Running out of time, Monks's only chance to save Alison is to outwit this twisted mastermind in a deranged and deadly game of cat-and-mouse.« less
Twice Dying is about a psychologist, Alison Chapley, who is also into some kinky/risky sex play and was once the lover of an ER chief doctor, Carroll Monks (yes, its a man). Alison works at a criminal hospital that houses violent offenders who are guilty of their crimes, but found to be not guilty by reason of insanity (aka, NGI) in a court of law. Alisons boss has created a program that once these NGI offenders are enrolled in, they are eventually found to be cured and let go after only 24 months. Once released, they are either disappearing completely or turning up dead. Alison suspects her boss has something to do with it and sets out to prove itwith Monks help.
A good read with quite a few twists and turns to keep the reader interested and always guessing whodunit.