Line of Fire

Line of Fire

Book - 2012
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New York Times bestselling author Stephen White returns with a gripping thriller about the one devastating secret that could cost Alan Gregory everything--the first of the dramatic two-part conclusion to his acclaimed bestselling series.

Clinical psychologist and Boulder resident Alan Gregory is finally beginning to feel settled, hopeful that a long period of upheaval in his private life is behind him. He refocuses his energy on his clinical psychology practice, where a beguiling new patient is challenging his values. The interlude of calm doesn't last, of course: Alan's dear friend Diane is showing signs of a long-simmering emotional collapse, and Alan's greatest fear--the exposure of his most dangerous secret--has become something he can't ignore.

A new witness has surfaced, causing authorities to reopen their investigation into the suicide death of a woman named J. Winter Brown. When Alan and his equally culpable friend Sam Purdy inadvertently disclose details of their involvement in her death to a desperate drug dealer, any confidence they felt about riding out the new investigation evaporates. The trail that leads back to Alan and Sam, once cold, has turned white-hot.

With his vulnerability mounting daily, Alan begins to fear that his mesmerizing new patient may be the catalyst that can cause everything he treasures--his marriage, family, friendship, and future--to implode. As the authorities close in, the story hurtles toward a conclusion that will set the stage for the most unexpected of outcomes: the final act of the Alan Gregory saga.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2012
ISBN: 9780525952527
Branch Call Number: FIC Whit
Characteristics: 374 p

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rahmmie
Aug 19, 2015

I like the Alan Gregory series and I did enjoy this book. However, I've never really liked authors who feel the need to separate the end of a series into more than one book. By the time one reads the next instalment a lot of what happened in the previous one is lost and it takes away from the enjoyment of the book

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jun 30, 2015

They should say on the cover..continued in next book Good but glad I had the next book in the series, or I forget the plot by the time the next one is out.

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gloryb
Nov 08, 2013

Having been a long time reader of White's novels, I was looking forward to reading this novel. I had to work hard to remember what had happened before in Alan's life to make sense of this novel. Fortunately, White has several storylines going on at the same time which don't require past knowledge of Alan's actions. It is these that are captivating, and the ones that kept me reading. White manages to give twists to his plot that are completely out of left field, so unexpected that they compel one to keep reading. At the end of this novel I was glad I had its sequel nearby. I won't have to work so hard now to remember past events while waiting to see how White will end Alan Gregory's practice. For me, White's "Kill Me" is still my favorite.

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Mommies2
Sep 09, 2012

A fair read. I would have liked to have spent my time reading a different book :(:(

rowanquincy Sep 05, 2012

A disappointment. Not a standalone read. Depends on reader rememering details on the previous in the series, and ends with no resolution, expecting reader to get this in the next in the series. Storyline doesn't really make sense in several places.

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