Alan Gregory Books In Publication Order
- Privileged Information (1991)
- Private Practices (1993)
- Higher Authority (1994)
- Harm’s Way (1996)
- Remote Control (1997)
- Critical Conditions (1998)
- Manner of Death (1999)
- Cold Case (2000)
- The Program (2001)
- Warning Signs (2002)
- The Best Revenge (2003)
- Blinded (2004)
- Missing Persons (2005)
- Kill Me (2006)
- Dry Ice (2007)
- Dead Time (2008)
- The Siege (2009)
- The Last Lie (2010)
- Line of Fire (2012)
- Compound Fractures (2013)
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Alan Gregory is a clinical psychologist with a thriving practice in Boulder, Colorado. His life begins to unravel when one of his female patients is found in an apparent suicide and the local paper begins printing accusations from an unnamed source of sexual impropriety between the woman and Dr. Gregory. He launches a psychological and personal quest for the truth that rapidly intensifies when more of his patients die untimely deaths, and Gregory suspects not only that the deaths are related but that another one of his patients may be somehow involved. Lacking facts but roused by suspicion and troubled by seemingly random acts of terror around him, Gregory starts to fear for the safety of the people he loves. The question of the inviolability of confidential disclosures made to Gregory by his patients Privileged Information becomes crucial as the psychologist pursues an unsettling romance with Lauren Crowder, a lovely deputy district attorney investigating one of the deaths. Bound to silence, Gregory follows the psychological tracks of someone he fears may be a cunning and disturbed killer, while turning to his enigmatic but supportive partner, Diane Estevez, for counsel, and to his tart tongued female urologist neighbor for support. The sinister, surprising drama unfolds against Boulder’s Rocky Mountain backdrop, in the arresting natural beauty of Aspen, and in the midst of a baroque Halloween costume party in downtown Boulder. Finally, in a lonely mountain lodge enshrouded in menace, the story comes to its breathtaking climax.
Dr. Alan Gregory is a practicing psychologist with a few little problems to work through. He has an office filled with bloody corpses. He has a teenage patient who may be a sad victim or a savage killer. He has a beautiful estranged wife who wants him back in the worst way, and a lovely lover doing her best to keep him. He has a cop who wants him off the case, and an unknown enemy who wants him permanently out of action. To round out his many dilemmas, the list of suspects reads like a Who’s Who of his posh Colorado community. And as a Rocky Mountain winter wonderland is swept by a nightmare blizzard of evil, secret sins leave a trail of blood leading to their hiding place deep in the heart and mind of a monstrous murderer…
The sudden death of Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch propels his successor, Lester Horner, first into Hatch’s Senate seat and then on to become the first Mormon associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Carried along with Horner is Blythe Oaks, an ambitious and intelligent woman who is also Horner’s favorite law clerk and fellow Mormon. But Blythe’s reputation and, by extension, Lester Horner’s is threatened when a female former employee accuses her of sexual harassment and career sabotage.
In Higher Authority White shifts his focus from Dr. Alan Gregory, the hero of Privileged Information and the national bestseller Private Practices, to Alan’s fianc e, Lauren Crowder. The pool shooting deputy D.A.’s life is already complicated enough as she picks her way through her relationship with Alan at the same time she is fighting her quiet and dignified battle with multiple sclerosis. But since Blythe’s accuser happens to be Lauren’s kid sister, aspiring stand up comic Teresa Crowder, Lauren plunges into the case. And she gets immediate help from an old law school buddy, Robin Torr, whose practice is in Salt Lake City.
When, suddenly, Blythe Oaks is savagely murdered in Washington D.C., the lengths to which someone will go to protect secrets that might prove embarrassing to higher authorities in the church are starkly revealed. And as Crowder and Torr probe more and more deeply into these secrets, with timely help from Alan Gregory and his old friend Detective Sam Purdy of the Boulder, Colorado police, White’s tough but determined women find the body count growing and themselves placed in jeopardy by a remorseless killer.
When Dr. Alan Gregory’s good friend Peter Arvin is found bloody and dying on the stage of a Colorado theatre, suspicion soars that he has become the second victim of a killer whose first prey was discovered amid the elaborate scenery of the road company’s production of the Broadway show Miss Saigon. Alan is immediately asked to respond to two pleas for help: one from the police, who would like a psychological profile of the murderer, and one from Peter’s widow, who is desperate to know the meaning of her dead husband’s secrets. As Alan struggles to cope with the complexities of his new marriage and the shattering personal consequences of his friend’s murder, provocative clues lead him down a trail that winds from the Front Range of the Rockies to the casinos of the Colorado high country and finally to the grandeur outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His journey takes him deep into Peter’s past and inevitably toward the discovery of harrowing truths about the human heart – about the struggle for survival and the quest for forgiveness – that seem always just out of his reach, obscured by the smoke of a long-forgotten fire.
Emma Spire is the daughter of the assassinated Surgeon General of the United States. She has been on the cover of every national magazine. Her beauty, her brains, her bravery all are public property. Everyone wants a piece of her and she must escape the feeding frenzy at all costs. But she cannot, and the consequences are deadly. Thus the stage is set for Dr. Alan Gregory’s most stunning, brainteasing crisis yet. The Colorado based psychologist sleuth must solve a case of twisted desire and terror to save not only a golden girl pursued by the furies of fame but also his wife, Boulder County D.A. Lauren Crowder, imprisoned on suspicion of murder. For it was Lauren who took Emma under her wing, and it was Lauren who pulled the trigger on the mysterious stalker who menaced Emma’s safety and sanity. Step by step, amid accelerating acts of terror, Alan Gregory suspects he may be dealing not with a sick mind fixated on a fantasy of female perfection but with deadly greed fueled by a high tech prize that may be worth billions. Meanwhile, his investigation is turned into a desperate race against time as a medical emergency threatens to turn his wife’s incarceration into a death sentence.
Summoned to the hospital to learn the motives behind a teenage girl’s suicide attempt, Alan discovers that the girl’s young stepsister lies near death in another hospital with a heart disease. Denied an experimental new treatment that could save her life by her parent’s managed care provider, the stepsister has become a symbol of a health care system more concerned with costs than with the lives of its patients. And when a wealthy executive of the family’s HMO is found dead, Alan and Denver detective Sam Purdy uncover the truth that links the teenage girl to his death, and the truth behind a family willing to kill in the name of love…
The past resurfaces in ways that are as intimate as they are frightening when Dr. Alan Gregory and Dr. Sawyer Sackett a woman he once loved are plunged into the private nightmare of a killer who knows about the terrifying power of mind games.
The eighth book in the popular Alan Gregory series, Cold Case is the most compelling story to date from acclaimed suspense writer Stephen White. In 1988, two young girls disappeared one night and were never heard from again. The following spring, their bodies were discovered in a melting snowbank with few clues about the crime. Years later, still unsolved, this ‘Cold Case‘ is brought to the attention of a group known as ‘Locard’ a talented network of former and current prosecutors, federal law enforcement agents, and forensic specialists, who reexamine and solve old criminal cases. Psychiatrist Alan Gregory and his wife, Assistant District Attorney Lauren Crowder, are drawn in to help Locard unravel what quickly reveals itself to be a complicated and dangerous case, involving not one, but two murders and the credibility of a popular local celebrity. With Cold Case, Stephen White delivers a story to his readers that is at once stimulating and unnerving. ‘Stephen White gives us fresh and suspenseful plotting, disarmingly genuine characters, and writing at a level this genre seldom produces.’ Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Program safeguards the truth, but when The Program has a hidden agenda, the protected become the huntedWith his nuanced psychological insight, inscrutable plotting, and a captivating lead character that parallels Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware, Stephen White’s Alan Gregory novels have become perennial national bestsellers. But, with The Program, White has challenged himself and honed his craft with remarkable assurance to create a rare breed of thriller. A dazzling mix of first person and omniscient voices rewards readers with an irresistible narrative momentum. But the heart and soul of the novel is an indomitable woman reevaluating the seemingly innocuous choices she’s made in the past while confronting the horrifying circumstances that threaten her family’s future survival.’Every precious thing I lose, you will lose two.’ The Program begins with a condemned man’s last words to New Orleans District Attorney Kirsten Lord. After her husband is gunned down in front of her, Lord has no choice but to flee the wrath of the murderer’s vengeance. Lord pulls up stakes, changes her name, and accepts the Witness Protection Program’s offer to hide her and her young daughter in Boulder, Colorado. Soon thereafter, they are befriended by Program veteran Carl Luppo, a solitary mob assassin tormented by his former life who has nothing but time for regret. Sensing that someone inside The Program has compromised Lord and her daughter’s safety, Luppo takes on the role of sentinel, fully realizing that this may be his last shot at redemption. Even though Lord suspects that Luppo’s warnings about The Program‘s dark side are justified and that she should believe the former hit man’s instincts, the only people she can really trust are her nine year old daughter and perhaps her Program appointed psychologist Alan Gregory. Fans of White’s previous work will applaud the brilliant use of series favorite Alan Gregory in a seemingly secondary role in the novel, and new readers will find themselves compelled to find out what Gregory has encountered before. But all readers will agree that The Program is a superior thriller; a novel firmly grounded in the realities of three dimensional characters in crisis and driven with the narrative pace of a guilty pleasure.
What happens when a psychologist enters the darkness of the criminal mind?When a tormented killer takes revenge on an unsuspecting city?When the Warning Signs come too late?These are the provocative issues at the heart of Warning Signs, Stephen White’s explosive new novel of psychological suspense. White s crackling novels have earned widespread acclaim as superior psychological thrillers Chicago Tribune that are taut, breathless, and mesmerizing The Denver Post and sinister and scary The New York Times Book Review. Now the New York Times bestselling author returns with a story that catapults clinical psychologist Alan Gregory into the blistering heat of a crime wave that is sweeping the city and locks him in the ethical dilemma of his career. Warning SignsThe grisly slaying shatters the quiet of a residential neighborhood in the foothills of the Rockies. The battered body of Boulder County District Attorney Royal Peterson lies amid shards of broken pottery while his wife sleeps upstairs. Within hours, a homicide detective is the prime suspect in the brutal death that will send shock waves through the city and reverberate in the professional and personal life of Alan Gregory. Alan knew Roy Peterson. Lauren, his wife, a prosecutor in the DA s office, worked under Peterson for years. And while Lauren contemplates taking on the defense of the accused cop, Alan meets with a new patient. Almost from the moment Naomi Bigg starts talking, warning bells go off in Alan s mind. A terrified mother with an explosive secret, Naomi tests the limits of doctor patient confidentiality when her privileged exchanges convince Alan that a crime is about to be committed. But when he uncovers a shocking link to the Peterson slaying, Alan finds himself riding the slippery slope between professional judgment and personal responsibility as he struggles to protect his patient while probing the mind of a deeply troubled teenager. As violence erupts throughout the city and a pattern of vengeance becomes chillingly clear Alan is plunged into a desperate manhunt for a killer whose trail of rage winds all the way up to the Colorado Supreme Court. As the minutes tick down in a brilliantly conceived vendetta that targets the guilty and the innocent alike, Warning Signs races to a harrowing climax in which the lives of hundreds hang in the balance. A brilliant exploration of the fears and passions that war within each of us, Warning Signs is vintage White: taut, penetrating utterly terrifying.
In a riveting new novel of psychological suspense, Stephen White shines a brilliant light on the darkness that hides just beneath the surface of ordinary lives, on the fears that cripple us and the prisons we create prisons of the body, mind, and spirit. A thriller of runaway tension, taps into our most closely guarded fears, taking us on a harrowing journey into a realm of terror and pain, of love gone wrong and vengeance gone mad. The Best RevengePsychologist Alan Gregory is living through a season of discontent. With a new daughter, a wonderful wife, and a prospering career, he has little to complain about and lots of regrets: past cases that won t let him go, patients who don t get better, and a growing unease with keeping secrets. But Gregory has two new patients who will drag him out of his introspection and dare him to enter a storm of injustice and revenge. FBI special agent Kelda James is a hero, a woman who as a rookie agent made a choice, drew her gun, and saved a life, taking another. Now Kelda is hiding from the world a secret pain that is gradually crippling her body and she has turned to Alan Gregory to help free her from the prison of her pain. Then Kelda refers a patient to Gregory, who is terrifyingly dangerous to them both. Tom Clone served thirteen years on Colorado’s death row for a crime he claimed he didn t commit until an FBI agent dug up evidence that set him free. The agent s name: Kelda James. With both Kelda and Clone telling him their innermost secrets, Alan Gregory becomes the one person who can piece together an extraordinary puzzle of two unsolved violent deaths of vulnerable women, of a man who may be innocent or may be very lucky, and of the strange, fatal attraction between two people trapped in a horrific plot to get revenge at any price.A thriller that delivers a stunning body blow of a surprise ending, captures lives colliding at unpredictable angles, probing the dangerous lies people tell to each other and themselves. In this astonishing work by a novelist at the height of his powers, Stephen White brilliantly blends thrilling action and breakneck pacing with unrivaled insight into the human mind, heart, and psyche.
Psychologist Alan Gregory has a new patient: Gibbs Storey, whose looks turn grown men into dazzled adolescents. She tells Alan that she thinks her husband, Sterling, may have murdered one of her friends. Blandly recounting a history of dangerous sexual encounters, Gibbs stuns Alan with another revelation: she thinks there are other victims…
and that her husband will kill again. Struggling with a strict confidentiality agreement, Alan walks a perilous ethical line by revealing just enough to interest his detective friend, Sam Purdy, and start a search for a missing Sterling Storey and a string of innocent victims. But are they too late to stop more killings? Stephen White weaves together threads of a story that is both heartbreaking and truly terrifying. From the deadly danger that stalks Alan’s family and career to the risks that Sam Purdy takes with his life, from the bonds that hold men and women together to the betrayals that tear them apart, Blinded chillingly depicts a shocking evil that no one can see. Visit the author’s website www. authorstephenwhite. com
The stakes have just been raised for psychologist Alan Gregory: His friend and fellow therapist Hannah Grant has died at the office, mysteriously and suddenly. The police are baffled, leaving another apparent homicide unsolved in Boulder, Colorado. Only Alan has the means to decipher Hannah’s clues, a quest that will take him to Las Vegas and lead him to question the integrity of those closest to him.
The clock is ticking as Alan tracks one of Hannah s most elusive patients; has she been kidnapped, or is she a runaway? The answers to both cases may be locked in the mind of a patient he has been treating for a schizoid personality disorder. In a maze of dilemmas that could cost him his career, or his life, Alan takes a bold risk that will have listeners racing to the stunning conclusion of Missing Persons.
THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT. New York Times bestselling author Stephen White has written a new breed of thriller. Throw out everything you think you know about twists, turns, and surprises. Get ready for the next big thing. Get ready to meet the Death Angels. We ve all been there. A loved one or a dear friend becomes desperately ill or is tragically injured. Someone maybe even you says, ‘If that ever happens to me, I wish someone would just…
Kill Me.’ What if you could choose when to die? But once you decide, you can t change your mind. Ever. No matter what. Welcome to the next step in the evolution of suspense fiction, to an in your face/what would you do? topical thriller. Kill Me is a brilliantly conceived roller coaster ride that zeros in on some of the most contentious issues of our time, the human yearning for connection between the choices we make about our lives and deaths. Intelligent and relentlessly paced, Kill Me is the smart kind of read that fans have come to expect from Stephen White. Kill Me brings Alan Gregory face to face with the most challenging case of his career. As always, White’s characters are indelible and the dialogue is dead on, but Kill Me is fresh and thought provoking in a way that s so uncommon in crime fiction. Kill Me delivers on all the promise of White s earlier work and then raises the bar in an unforgettably inventive tale of life and death. This is the book that you won t be able to put down, but more to the point, this is the book that won t go away after readers have raced to the last page. Readers will be asking each other: ‘What would you do?’ ‘If you could sign up really would you?’
New York Times bestselling author Stephen White brings back his popular character, psychologist Alan Gregory, to take on the sociopathic killer from White’s first novel who, many years later, has walked away from a mental hospital, hungry for revenge.
It has been years since the mayhem was unleashed in Privileged Information. Now Michael McClelland, the brilliant, determined killer introduced in White s first novel, has left the Colorado State Mental Hospital and he s coming after Alan Gregory s family. The timing couldn t be deadlier; like a cornered animal, Alan is in a deeply vulnerable state, facing severe doubts about his professional life, his marriage, and his own psyche. And McClelland holds the most powerful weapons of all: secrets from Alan s past. Secrets Alan thought he had successfully buried years ago. Secrets not even his wife knows. Time is running out as Alan scrambles to outwit his nemesis while confronting each of his worst nightmares. His becomes a captivating psychological journey into the events that forever change us, and the relentless drumbeat of the past. Faithful readers of the series and newcomers alike will be mesmerized by this searing view into the revered doctor s heart with a haunting conclusion that will secure Dry Ice s place as the most memorable of White s novels.
After the shocking developments in Dry Ice, Colorado psychologist Alan Gregory is struggling to deal with his newly adopted son and repair his shaky, though generally improving, marriage. But then Alan’s ex wife, Merideth, reappears, seeking help she feels only Alan can give. Suddenly Alan is pulled into a mystery that reaches back years to a camping trip at the Grand Canyon involving Merideth s fianc and five friends whose lives were changed forever when a young woman mysteriously vanished from the Canyon floor.
Enlisting the help of friend and detective Sam Purdy, Alan finds himself pitted against new demons and unseen enemies as he tries to uncover the connection between the unexplained disappearance at the Grand Canyon and Merideth s missing surrogate. The clock is ticking, and as Alan s and Sam s investigations take them from New York City to Los Angeles to the cavernous reaches of the Canyon itself, Alan unearths a series of secrets and deceptions that someone wishes to keep buried at all costs.
Stephen White author of over a dozen New York Times bestsellers returns with a relentlessly propelled, thriller that will remind readers of his acclaimed Kill Me. Stephen White’s Alan Gregory novels are beloved by both fans and critics the most recent, Dead Time, was a USA Today and Book Sense bestseller. In The Siege, Gregory s longtime friend Sam Purdy takes center stage in a story that feels ripped from tomorrow s headlines. From the first page on, readers need to be buckled in for a nonstop ride full of terror and pathos. As a lovely weekend approaches on the Yale campus it appears that a number of students including the sons of both the Secretary of the Army and newest Supreme Court justice may have gone missing. Kidnapping? Terrorism? The authorities aren t sure. But the high profile disappearances draw the attention of the CIA and the FBI s vaunted Hostage Rescue Team. Attention quickly focuses on the fortress like tomb of one of Yale s secret societies. Suspended Boulder police detective Sam Purdy soon finds himself in New Haven, where he is quickly snared by an unlikely pair of Feds: FBI agent Christopher Poe and CIA analyst Deirdre Drake. Sam, Poe, and Dee join together, desperately trying to solve the riddle of what is going on inside the windowless stone tomb on the edge of campus. The clock is pounding in their ears. The unknown enemy is playing by no known rules…
is making no demands…
is refusing to communicate with the hostage negotiator…
is somehow anticipating every FBI move…
is completely unconcerned about getting away…
is sending students, one by one, out of the building s front door to die.
New York Times bestselling author Stephen White returns to his beloved Alan Gregory series with a taut, ripped from the headlines crime story. Stephen White’s most recent bestseller, The Siege, featured his series character Sam Purdy in a relentlessly paced stand alone thriller that critics hailed as ‘brilliantly conceived and executed’ Publishers Weekly and ‘the best and most interesting terrorism thriller I’ve seen.’ The Washington Post Now, in The Last Lie, White returns to his Alan Gregory series roots with the popular characters and Boulder setting that first launched him onto the bestseller lists and attracted legions of fiercely loyal fans. Shortly after Alan and Lauren welcome their affluent new neighbors a legal legend in women’s rights law and his beautiful wife the couple hosts a housewarming party that ends in quiet disaster. One of their guests, a young widow, elects to spend the night after indulging in too much wine, only to wake the next morning with no memory beyond getting ready for bed. Was she drugged? Raped? Lauren, a deputy district attorney, and detective Sam Purdy are both privy to facts they can’t share with Alan, but Alan soon discovers that he has a most unusual perspective into what truly happened after the housewarming party. Before Alan can discover all the pieces to the puzzle, an important witness to the events is murdered. Alan fears that other witnesses people he loves will be next. Smart, topical, and deftly plotted, The Last Lie delivers the pulse pounding return of one of contemporary fiction’s most enduring heroes.