Alienist, The

The Alienist

A Novel
Written by: Caleb Carr
Narrated by: George Guidall
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The Alienist

A Novel
Written by: Caleb Carr
Narrated by: George Guidall
The New York Times bestseller that inspired a hit TV series: In 1896 New York, a reporter and a psychologist race to unmask a serial killer targeting young boys. A pulse-pounding portrait of early criminology that USA Today calls “intelligent and entertaining.”


A new breed of evil in Old New York

New York, 1886: Lower Manhattan's underworld is ruled by a new generation of cold-blooded criminals...Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt battles widespread corruption within the department's ranks...and a shockingly brutal murder sets off an investigation that could change crime-fighting forever.

In the middle of a wintry March night, New York Times reporter John Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a brilliant pioneer in the new and much-maligned discipline of psychology, the emerging study of society's "alienated" mentally ill. There they view the horribly mutilated body of a young boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels. Supervised by Commissioner Roosevelt, the newsman and his "alienist" mentor embark on a revolutionary attempt to identify the killer by assembling his psychological profile—a dangerous quest that takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before...and will kill again before the hunt is over.

As rich in vivid period ambience as Ragtime and Time and Again, and as relentlessly suspenseful as Red Dragon or The Silence of the Lambs, The Alienist will take you to a New York that no longer exists—to confront an evil of timeless savagery.

Categories Editor's Pick, Mysteries and Thrillers
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Run time: 20:01:09
Unabridged Audiobook

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