Soho artist Chad Green is having a bad week. He has been home from the hospital only three days when his dog is shot, his loft is ransacked, and his psychiatrist is murdered. His manic depression is heating up -- of course, he did stop his medication -- and the boundaries between reality and psychosis have started to blur. And, of course, the police are all too ready to look at Chad and see a murderer in his madness. On the plus side, his agent Pamela couldn't be happier. His paintings are selling like cups of coffee at a Starbucks and the publicity that swirls around the young artist is propelling him to breakthrough heights. But Chad is running out of time. Hunted by a killer who shares secrets from his past, pursued by the police and hounded by his own insanity, he struggles to make sense of the chaos that has overrun his life. He has no way out, and to find the answers he must risk all and plunge into a world of total madness.
Used availability for Charles Atkins's The Portrait
June 1998 : USA Hardback
July 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback