Stephen White is a clinical psychologist and the New York Times bestselling author of the Alan Gregory novels. He lives in Colorado.
"A Stephen White thriller at its best--a juicy and very complicated crime with characters drawn close to the heart."--The Denver Post
"Line of Fire grips readers from the first few pages and doesn't let go until the last page is turned."--Southern Colorado Literature Examiner "Compelling...set against the beautiful Colorado landscape amid raging wildfires."--The Associated Press "Action-packed...With a great cliffhanger."--Midwest Book Review
With Colorado's Boulder Valley under a Red Flag Alert for forest fires, clinical psychologist Alan Gregory and Sam Purdy, a former Boulder policeman and Alan's longtime friend, scramble to deal with newly uncovered evidence from an unsolved homicide case that could end both their careers. Escort Amanda Bobbie and drug dealer David Cohen, both patients of Alan's, reveal cryptic details during their counseling sessions pertaining to the homicide of Justine Winter Brown, a local, psychotic woman whom Sam used to date. However, they also disclose additional sensitive facts to others that eventually reach local law enforcement officials. Meanwhile, Diane, Alan's emotionally unstable professional partner, targets Alan's wife, Lauren. Ending his 19th thriller with a shocking cliffhanger, White prepares for bringing his series to a close with the next volume. Verdict White clouds his intriguing plotlines with excessive, inconsequential details. His sophisticated vocabulary and prose style may impress clinical psychologists and faithful fans but may be off-putting to general thriller readers. Still, die-hard readers who have followed the series for 15 years and through 18 books will want this. [See Prepub Alert, 2/5/12.]-Jerry P. Miller. Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.