He travels the highways of America killing when the
compulsion becomes unbearable but he always gets his
victims to trust him and talk to him so he can get inside
their defenses before he delivers the fatal blow. He is
known as the Highway Killer and the FBI credit him with at
least fourteen known homicides even though he believes he
killed sevnteen people, men and women, young and old with
no discernible pattern.
The FBI is getting desperate so they call in forensic
psychiatrist Frank Clevenger as consultant. This resonates
with the Highway Killer and he engages Clevenger in a
dialog played out in the New York Times for the world to
see. It is an interesting but potentially deadly cat and
mouse game these two individuals play because they were
both victims of parental abuse as children and they are
both practicing psychiatrists.
Keith Ablow does the impossible by making the audience feel
genuine sympathy for a serial killer tormented by his
demons and his inability to stop from killing even though
he knows it is wrong. As a doctor he has saved the lives
of many children in crises but he can not heal himself.
PSYCHOPATH is a fascinating and exciting medical thriller
about a tormented person who wears the mask of sanity on
the outside, but inside is a tortured soul who wants to be