The Promise of a Lie by Howard Roughan

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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. 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.

About Howard Roughan

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James Patterson is one of the world's most popular and successful authors and lives in Florida. Howard Roughan is the author of The Up And Come, The Promise of a Lie, and most recently the co-author, with James Patterson, of Honeymoon. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.
Published March 1, 2004 by Grand Central Publishing. 432 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Remler, a fine, sympathetic, kind and educated man who has profited from showing the world that anyone is capable of performing terrible deeds at any time, soon finds himself on the point of his own sword.

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Remler rushes over to her apartment and discovers a murder victim --- and the police arrive immediately thereafter to find Remler at the scene.

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He has an afternoon opening that Samantha Kent grabs up because she urgently needs to talk to psychologist Dr. David Remier.

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Therapist and author Dr. David Remler has a successful Manhattan practice but feels a void since the untimely death of his pregnant wife several years ago.

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