On a blistering summer day, a bank robbery goes wrong, and all of the hostages are killed except Treva Williams. Psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi is called in to treat her. Soon the investigating officers, Sergeant Harry Polk and Detective Eleanor Lowrey-as well as Rinaldi-are plunged into a vortex of mistaken identity, kidnapping, and surprising revelations against District Attorney and gubernatorial candidate Leland Sinclair.
Rinaldi is distracted by the suicide of a young patient and his growing attraction to Eleanor. Then death threats against Sinclair fuel accusations and political maneuvering. Soon, what he knows-or thinks he knows-will pull him toward a shocking and possibly lethal confrontation.
Former Hollywood screenwriter Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. Fever Dream is his second mystery novel, following Mirror Image.