Death Trance

Death Trance

A Novel of Hypnotic Detection

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A blind, paraplegic detective uses forensic hypnosis to delve into her brother's past and uncover clues to his lover's murder

Blackwell North Amer
Introducing Maddy and Alex Phillips, a detective team in the grand tradition of Holmes and Watson, Nero and Archie.
Both bring special talents to their casework, but they are unique in one vital aspect: Maddy - the brains of the operation, so to speak - is severely handicapped. A forensic psychiatrist of great talent, she is also blind and paraplegic, confined to a wheelchair on a remote island in Lake Michigan.
In this, their first case, a tragedy from the past has outsmarted the law, leaving Maddy and Alex on their own to find a vicious killer.
When Alex arrives at his sister's isolated home in desperation, grieving over the murder of his lover, Toni, Maddy vows to help him where the police have given up. As it happens, she possesses the only means of detection that can solve the case: the power to re-create the past through forensic hypnosis.
Channeling her investigative prowess into the depths of the mind, Maddy takes Alex back to the events leading up to Toni's death. Once there, Alex is actually able to relive the horrible events as they search for the murderer. Meanwhile, Maddy uses the vantage point of the present to piece together the shocking clues as they come together to create a montage of the killer's persona. But as she approaches the horrible truth behind the murders, the events of the past catch up with Maddy herself, bringing her into very real and present danger.
A stunning debut of a unique detective team, Death Trance interlocks a fascinating chain between the past and the present, and the power each holds to reveal - or repress - the reality of the other.

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A blind, paraplegic detective uses forensic hypnosis to delve into her brother's past and uncover clues to his lover's murder. By the author of Dead Fall in Berlin. 20,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Morrow, c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688114510
Branch Call Number: F ZIM
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 25 cm


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