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THE PROMISE OF A LIE by HOWARD ROUGHAN

Summary

Howard Roughan's debut, The Up and Comer, was hailed as one of the most hip and entertaining thrillers of the year. Now Roughan returns at full stride with a scintillating novel of deception that begins when a gifted young psychologist becomes entangled in the life of a beautiful and calculating patient. THE PROMISE OF A LIE

Nothing can prepare Dr. David Remler for the shocking phone call he receives from a patient named Samantha Kent. Stunned and anxious to help, he rushes out into the Manhattan night to keep a bloody act of violence from spinning further out of control.

He knows he is too involved, that he's crossed a line, and that his professional reputation is at stake. But he has no idea what awaits him at his destination...that he's become a pawn in a very deadly game of revenge.

Suddenly the focus of a criminal case that flares into an out-of-control media circus, David has only one shot to clear his name. But first he has to clear up the mystery of his patient, "Samantha Kent." Just who is she? And why did she choose to involve David? Little by little, the outlines of a brilliant plot emerge—and, with it, the horrifying power of a single lie...

In this richly textured tale of a man's battle against the mother of all manipulations, the perfect setup is even more diabolical than it looks.

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The Promise of a Lie
by Howard Roughan

Warner Books
March 9, 2004
ISBN #0446529435
336 pages
Hardcover
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