Dissociated States by Leonard Simon

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The strained marriage of psychiatrists Jake Silver and Claire Baxter is tested further when they treat two new patients, who are two of many personalities battling for the control in the mind of one brilliant killer. 25,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published January 1, 1993 by Penguin. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Buchanan, desperate to support her faltering defense, puts Kiehl on the stand in order to wow the jury with his multiple personalities, the trial ends with an unexpected coup that buries Kiehl deep in a mental institution, with a guarantee that he'll escape and come back to close his account...

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After Kiehl is arrested for insider trading, Claire is enlisted by Kiehl's manipulative attorney to testify on his behalf while Jake advises the prosecution in what becomes the heart of the story--the struggle to determine Kiehl's innocence or guilt.

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