Head Wounds by Dennis Palumbo audiobook

Head Wounds: A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery

By Dennis Palumbo
A Poisoned Pen Press  mystery
Read by Tom Taylorson

Blackstone Publishing 9781464208164

The Daniel Rinaldi Series: Book 5

10.42 Hours Unabridged
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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. “Miles Davis saved my life.” With these words Rinaldi becomes a participant in a domestic drama that blows up right outside his front door, saved from a bullet to the brain by pure chance. In the chaos that follows, Rinaldi learns his wealthy bad-girl neighbor has told her hair-triggered boyfriend Rinaldi is her lover. As things heat up, Rinaldi becomes a murder suspect. But this is just the first act in this chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller. As one savagery follows another, Rinaldi is forced to relive a terrible night that haunts him still and to realize that now he—and those he loves—are being victimized by a brilliant killer still in the grip of delusion. Determined to destroy Rinaldi by systematically targeting those close to him—his patients, colleagues, and friends—computer genius Sebastian Maddox strives to cause as much psychological pain as possible before finally orchestrating a bold, macabre death for his quarry. How ironic. As Pittsburgh morphs from a blue-collar town to a tech giant, a psychopath deploys technology in a murderous way. Enter two other figures from Rinaldi’s past: retired FBI profiler Lyle Barnes, once a patient who Rinaldi treated for night terrors; and Special Agent Gloria Reese, with whom he falls into a surprising, erotically charged affair. Warned by Maddox not to engage the authorities under the threat that random innocents throughout the city will die, Rinaldi and these two unlikely allies engage in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with an elusive killer who will stop at nothing in pursuit of what he imagines is revenge. A true page-turner, Head Wounds is the electrifying fifth thriller in a critically acclaimed series by Dennis Palumbo. Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter, Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice.

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Summary

Summary

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.

“Miles Davis saved my life.” With these words Rinaldi becomes a participant in a domestic drama that blows up right outside his front door, saved from a bullet to the brain by pure chance. In the chaos that follows, Rinaldi learns his wealthy bad-girl neighbor has told her hair-triggered boyfriend Rinaldi is her lover. As things heat up, Rinaldi becomes a murder suspect.

But this is just the first act in this chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller. As one savagery follows another, Rinaldi is forced to relive a terrible night that haunts him still and to realize that now he—and those he loves—are being victimized by a brilliant killer still in the grip of delusion. Determined to destroy Rinaldi by systematically targeting those close to him—his patients, colleagues, and friends—computer genius Sebastian Maddox strives to cause as much psychological pain as possible before finally orchestrating a bold, macabre death for his quarry.

How ironic. As Pittsburgh morphs from a blue-collar town to a tech giant, a psychopath deploys technology in a murderous way.

Enter two other figures from Rinaldi’s past: retired FBI profiler Lyle Barnes, once a patient who Rinaldi treated for night terrors; and Special Agent Gloria Reese, with whom he falls into a surprising, erotically charged affair. Warned by Maddox not to engage the authorities under the threat that random innocents throughout the city will die, Rinaldi and these two unlikely allies engage in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with an elusive killer who will stop at nothing in pursuit of what he imagines is revenge.

A true page-turner, Head Wounds is the electrifying fifth thriller in a critically acclaimed series by Dennis Palumbo. Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter, Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Palumbo’s Daniel Rinaldi books are cerebral thrillers of the first order.” Timothy Hallinan, author of the Edgar-nominated Poke Rafferty mysteries
“Jack Reacher with a psychology degree.” Kirkus Reviews
“Palumbo always delivers the goods, and Head Wounds is his best yet…Propulsive action and unexpected twists keep you reading way past bedtime.” Sean Chercover, author of The Trinity Game
“Palumbo delivers another remarkable first person psychological thriller…No reader can escape the ever-rising tension.” Jeffrey Siger, Barry and Lefty–nominated author of the Andreas Kaldis series
“The author gets maximum suspense out of the buildup to each killing…The compelling craziness of the story…keeps us reading.” Booklist
“A novel that is as relentlessly scary and involving for the reader as it is for his hero, Dr. Rinaldi. A true thriller.” Thomas B. Sawyer, bestselling author of The Adventures of the Real Tom Sawyer
“Brilliant rationality trying to protect innocent victims from ferocious madness. It’s hard to imagine a more gripping contest…A spectacular ride.” Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Dennis Palumbo

Author Bio: Dennis Palumbo

Dennis Palumbo, a former Hollywood screenwriter, is a psychotherapist in private practice, as well as an author. He is the author of a mystery collection, From Crime to Crime, as well as the Daniel Rinaldi mystery novels, and his short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and the Strand, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English