FBI special agent Kelda James is a hero, a woman who, as a rookie agent, made a choice, saving one life by taking another. Now Kelda is hiding from the world a secret pain that is gradually crippling her body - and she has turned to Alan Gregory to help her be free from the prison of her pain. Then Kelda refers a patient to Gregory, who is terrifyingly dangerous to them both.
Tom Clone served 13 years on Colorado's death row for a crime he claimed he didn't commit - until an FBI agent dug up evidence that set him free. The agent's name: Kelda Jones. With both Kelda and Clone telling him their innermost secrets, Alan Gregory becomes the one person who can piece together an extraordinary puzzle - of two unsolved violent deaths of vulnerable women, of a man who may be innocent or may be very lucky, and of the strange, fatal attraction between two people trapped in a horrific plot to get revenge - at any price.
©2003 Stephen White; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love you Stephen White; you are absolutely one of the very best storytellers in the world. This book, The Best Revenge, I believe, is one of the best mystery thrillers written. The plot turns this way and that and is always surprising with its twists and turns. The characters are well drawn and the book draws you in from the very beginning; impossible to put down until finished. I was immensely satisfied and, once again, the narrator, Dick Hill, did an excellent job.
I can't think of any books in particular however the Dr Alex Delaware series comes to mind written by Jonathan Kellerman. Kellerman's Dr Delaware plays a similar role to White's Dr Gregory in the series and is a forensic psychiatrist. Both series are excellent and I highly recommend them.
While Dr Gregory is. as always, an intelligent analyser, and most of the story unfolds through his perceptive eyes, it would have to be Tom Clone, on whom the story focuses. I just loved the way White cleverly toys with the reader who can't help but change his or her mind continually as to Clone's guilt or innocence. The range of emotions this character elicits is quite phenomenal.
Yes, the portrayal, the story and the thoughts of the beautiful and empathetic character Bokor (spelling?) - towards the end of the book and as described by Dr Gregory - serves to highlight the essence of the story; the terrible devastation wrought by humans on others individually as in Tom, and in numbers - as in 9/11.
thought provoking book........
This book was painful to finish and I almost didn't. Characters were stupid & unbelievable.
Plot didn't flow. Stephen WHites' early books were better.
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