'The most original thriller I have read in a long, long time......Anscombe is a welcome new voice in suspense. His writing is lean and sharp, with characters that matter, and ideas that are totally fresh.' -Michael Palmer, New York Timesbestselling author of The Society andExtreme Measures I n The Interview Room, Roderick Anscombe delivers a taut, gripping tale of a prison psychiatrist whose twisted patient engages him in a deadly war of wits. Paul Lucas is a forensic psychiatrist in a maximum security prison for the criminally insane. His patient, Craig Cavanaugh, scion of a wealthy and influential family, is charged with stalking a Harvard teaching assistant. Paul is an expert in the detection of lying, but his patient tests his abilities with disclosures that come too close to home. Against his better judgment, Paul agrees to take Craig under his psychiatric care as a condition of his release from prison-only to be trapped in a frightening net of circumstances that turn his wife against him and implicate him in murder.
Praise for this book
"The most original thriller I have read in a long, long time, with pacing and cutting edge medicine that will keep you up late into the night." - Michael Palmer
Used availability for Roderick Anscombe's The Interview Room
May 2005 : USA Hardback
February 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback