In his latest novel, the author of Pandemic
(2005) and Resistance
(2006) sets aside ailments of the body for problems with the psyche. When psychiatrist Joel Ashman, a consultant for Seattle's Homicide Squad, is called to evaluate the gruesome murder of his former friend and mentor Stanley Kolberg, an anger-management specialist, he has no idea that before he finds the killer, he will need to investigate Kolberg's dark sexual secrets and the apparent suicide of one of his own patients. Unfortunately, Joel's privileged knowledge of Kolberg creates roadblocks for the police that may make the case even harder to solve. Kalla never matches the breakneck pace of his previous books, and the integration of Ashman's memories with present action is sometimes awkward. Yet there's a solid readership for this high-concept mix of sordid content and ramped-up suspense. Ridley Pearson does it better than Kalla, but Pearson's fans looking for something new may want to try this one. Stephanie ZvirinCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"A taut psychological thriller that will pull you into a world of sexual deviancy, murder, and mind games. A very good read."--Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author on Rage Therapy
"Subtle and ingenious, Rage Therapy is both an engrossing exploration of a savage crime and a powerful study of obsession, violence, and guilt. Dan Kalla's expert storytelling propels us through a maze of mirrors to a shattering conclusion. A great read!" --Michael Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Games
"Kalla's ripped-from-the-headlines plot and confident command of both language and medicine make this sobering book a pleasure."--Publisher's Weekly on Pandemic
"Michael Crichton ought to be looking over his shoulder. He has some serious competition in Kalla." --The Chronicle-Herald on Pandemic
"Resistance will take you on a roller-coaster ride you'll never forget. The science is fascinating, and the suspense nail-biting. Watch out, Robin Cook. A new master of the medical thriller has arrived." --Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Spymaster
"Daniel Kalla expertly weaves real science and medicine into a fast-paced, nightmarish thriller--a thriller all the more frightening because it could really happen." --Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Body Double, on Pandemic
"Pandemic is a totally compelling novel, one of those rare thrillers that lays out a scenario that is not only possible, but terrifyingly probable." --Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of The Codex
"Pandemic is very much in the Michael Crichton school of cutting-edge, scientifically rooted thrillers. Pandemic is an absorbing, compulsive thriller, the sort of book you could stay up too late reading. . . . A solid thriller." --The Vancouver Sun
"A thriller that will pull you into a world of sexual deviancy, murder, and mind games. A very good read."
(Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author
"Subtle and ingenious. Kalla's expert storytelling propels us through a maze of mirrors to a shattering conclusion. A great read!"
(Michael Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Games