Daniel Rinaldi

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 43 ratings

Mirror Image Publisher's Summary

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. A fragile, troubled kid desperate for a role model and a sense of identity, Kevin has begun dressing like Rinaldi, acting like him, mirroring his appearance. Before Daniel has a chance to work this through with his patient, he finds Kevin brutally murdered. Stunned, he and the police suspect that he, not Kevin, had been the intended target.

Feeling responsible, Rinaldi is determined to help find the killer, who’s begun leaving death threats for the psychologist. His journey takes him through a labyrinth of friends and colleagues, any one of whom may be the killer. It also includes an affair with a beautiful, free-spirited assistant district attorney with secrets of her own. And when Kevin’s identity as the estranged son of a Bill Gates-like biotech giant is revealed, the investigation of his murder turns into a national story, even as another person turns up dead.

A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery.

©2001 Dennis Palumbo (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Mirror Image

    • By: Dennis Palumbo
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Lead Character

    • By Linda on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $18.16

  • Book 2

    • Fever Dream

    • The Daniel Rinaldi Series, Book 2
    • By: Dennis Palumbo
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mindless Listening

    • By Gail on 05-21-13

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 3

    • Night Terrors

    • A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Dennis Palumbo
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Chasing bad guys

    • By Donna Seidel on 01-01-16

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 4

    • Phantom Limb

    • A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Dennis Palumbo
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Head Wounds

    • The Daniel Rinaldi Series, Book 5
    • By: Dennis Palumbo, Poisoned Pen Press
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Psychologist Dr. Daniel Rinaldi consults with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. His specialty is treating victims of violent crime - those who've survived an armed robbery, kidnapping, or sexual assault, but whose traumatic experience still haunts them. Head Wounds picks up where Rinaldi's investigation in Phantom Limb left off, turning the tables on him as he himself becomes the target of a vicious killer.

    Regular price: $24.47