Sunday, February 08, 2015

What is Dennis Palumbo reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Dennis Palumbo, author of Phantom Limb.

His entry begins:
I’ve just finished the latest Michael Connelly, The Burning Room, featuring LAPD detective Harry Bosch. As usual, Connelly’s police procedure stuff is fascinating, and the plot complex, but there’s a subtle air of melancholy throughout the book. Bosch is perhaps a year away from retirement, and his eventual departure from the force (and perhaps the series of novels) lends...[read on]
About Phantom Limb, from the publisher:
Psychologist and Pittsburgh Police Department consultant Daniel Rinaldi has a new patient. Lisa Harland, a local girl, once made a splash in Playboy and the dubious side of Hollywood before bottoming out. Back home, down and out again, she married one of the city’s richest and most ruthless tycoons. Lisa’s challenge to Danny is that she intends to commit suicide by 7:00 PM. His therapist skills may buy some time—but, exiting, she’s kidnapped right outside his office.

Summoned to the Harland estate, Danny is forced, through a bizarre sequence of events, to be the bag man on the ransom delivery. This draws him into a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a brilliant, lethal adversary. Complicating things is the unhappy Harland family, whose members have dark secrets of their own along with suspect loyalties, as well as one of Danny’s other patients, a volatile vet whose life may, like Lisa’s, be at risk. What is really at stake here?
Learn more about the book and author at Dennis Palumbo's website.

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