It has been nearly a year since psychologist Daniel Rinaldi, a trauma expert who consults with the Pittsburgh Police, helped unravel a baffling murder, and now he finds himself drawn into another case. In the midst of a blistering summer heat wave, a daring bank robbery has gone horribly wrong, resulting in the deaths of all the hostages except one, Treva Williams, and Rinaldi is called in to treat the young woman.
Mirror Image, a complex, erotic novel of suspense, is the first in a series of mysteries featuring Dr. Daniel Rinaldi, a psychologist who consults with the Pittsburgh Police. His specialty is treating victims of violent crime, those who’ve survived an armed robbery or kidnapping but whose traumatic experience still haunts them. Kevin Merrick, a college student and victim of an armed assault, is one of these people.
"Interesting Lead Character"
In the midst of a brutally cold winter in Pittsburgh, Daniel Rinaldi is asked to treat Lyle Barnes, a retired FBI profiler whose terrifying nocturnal visions cause him to wake up screaming. Barnes, after 20 years spent inside the minds of the nation’s worst serial killers, is not only falling apart psychologically but also finds himself the target of an unknown assassin, whose mounting list of victims is paralyzing the city. Hidden for his own protection by his former bureau colleagues, Barnes secretly escapes, drawing Daniel and a joint task force of the FBI and the Pittsburgh Police Department into a desperate manhunt. They must try to find the missing agent before the killer does.
"Chasing bad guys"
Psychologist and police consultant Daniel Rinaldi's new patient - a former Hollywood starlet now married to a ruthless business tycoon - is kidnapped right outside his office. Through a bizarre sequence of events, he's forced to deliver the ransom demand himself, drawing him into a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a brilliant, lethal adversary. Complicating things is the victim's own family, whose members have dark secrets of their own and whose loyalties are suspect.