Doe Peterson is a beautiful 26-year-old Asian-American model who turns to Memphis psychologist Rivers Mann for help after she concludes that someone is trying to kill her. Her excuse for visiting Dr. Mann is that the attempts on her life are driving her crazy. That's what psychologists do, isn't it? Stop people from going crazy! Reluctant to believe her story, Dr. Mann concludes that she has a borderline personality disorder. Not until he escapes an attempt on his own life does he believe her story. As the plot unfolds, it becomes clear that someone wants to kill Doe and Dr. Mann. Standing in the way are two sleuths-Dr. Mann and an eccentric computer guru who developed a top-secret government computer program that monitors telephone calls and emails. As part of Doe's therapy, Dr. Mann explores her early life and learns that she was put up for adoption in China by her American father. Not until the mystery of her birth is solved, and the identity of her birth father established is it possible to ascertain who wants her dead-and why. The mystery surrounding why Dr. Mann is marked for death is less complicated, but more passionate. This is a psychological thriller that will leave readers questioning their own sanity-and wondering about their parentage.
James L. Dickerson is an award-winning newspaper journalist and author, originally from Greenville, Mississippi, who applies his talent for writing biographies from a psychological perspective to works of fiction. His biography, Ashley Judd: Crying on the Inside, was a No. 1 bestselling eBook. A longtime resident of Memphis and Nashville, he was an editorial writer for The Commercial Appeal and a book critic for the Nashville Tennessean. His Memphis-published magazine Nine-O-One Network, at one time the third-largest circulation music magazine in the U.S., made history by becoming the first Southern-based magazine to obtain newsstand distribution in all 50 states and overseas.