Night Terrors

Dennis Palumbo (Author)


"Authentic and fast-paced, Night Terrors is a thrilling plunge into the mind of an obsessed killer. This is something you don't want to miss " --Stephen Jay Schwartz, LA Times bestselling author of Boulevard and Beat

Retired FBI profiler Lyle Barnes is falling apart mentally. Psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi thinks he can help Barnes through his terrible night visions. Barnes, however, is also the target of an unknown assassin whose mounting list of victims paralyzes the city and lands Lyle in protective custody. Then Barnes disappears, drawing Daniel and the joint FBI-Pittsburgh PD Task Force into a desperate manhunt.

Meanwhile, the mother of a youthful confessed killer awaiting trial is convinced that her son is innocent and appeals to Daniel for help. Against his better judgment, he becomes involved, and soon suspects that much about the case is not as it appears.

Can Daniel and the law officials find the missing Barnes before the killer does? Are these two seemingly unconnected cases somehow linked?

Product Details

Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date
May 07, 2013
5.85 X 0.82 X 8.13 inches | 0.87 pounds
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About the Author

Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter," " Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. He's the author ofa mystery collection, "From Crime to Crime, "and his short fiction has appeared in "Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Strand "and elsewhere."


"In Palumbo's riveting third Daniel Rinaldi mystery (after 2011's FEVER DREAM), answers prove elusive as the murders begin to pile up. Palumbo ratchets up the stakes in this psychological thriller, but maintains the emotional complexity... " - Publishers Weekly
"Palumbo's thrillers are strictly for late at night and for readers who have no pressing engagements early the next day. " - Kirkus
"Palumbo, an award-winning Hollywood screenwriter turned psychotherapist, uses all his professional experience to craft short, action- and tension-filled chapters and insightful sketches of people traumatized by violence. " - Booklist
"Complications abound, but Rinaldi---and Mr. Palumbo---resolve them in ways both plausible and compelling. " - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Authentic and fast-paced, NIGHT TERRORS is a thrilling plunge into the mind of an obsessed killler. This is something you don't want to miss! " - Stephen Jay Schwartz, LA Times bestselling author of BOULEVARD and BEAT
"In NIGHT TERRORS, Palumbo takes a brilliant premise and turns it into the kind of thriller most of us wish we could write. Thrills, surprises, and memorable characters. A terrific book. " - Timothy Hallinan, Edgar-nominated author of the Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender thrillers
"A brilliant, gripping emotional journey, full of the great characters and satisfying, unexpected turns we've come to expect from author/shrink Dennis Palumbo. " - Thomas B. Sawyer, author of the bestselling thrillers THE SIXTEENTH MAN and NO PLACE TO RUN
"Dennis Palumbo is a master of character, psychology and setting; and NIGHT TERRORS showcases these skills to great effect. Highly recommended! " - John Lescroart, NYT best-selling author of THE OPHELIA CUT
"Another terrific ride from Dennis Palumbo's Daniel Rinaldi series. A page turner of the first order. I'm looking forward to the next one. " - Bobby Moresco, Oscar-winning writer/producer of CRASH and MILLION DOLLAR BABY
"Each time Dennis Palumbo returns to the world of psychotherapist Daniel Rinaldi, his narrative is surer and his understanding deeper. Don't miss NIGHT TERRORS. It's his best yet. " - Thomas Perry, Edgar-winning and NYT best-selling author
"From the discovery of a truncated corpse in a deserted West Virginia farmhouse to a breathless shootout in an abandoned Pennsylvania steel mill, the suspense never lets up. " - Dick Lochte, LA Times best-selling author, SLEEPING DOGS and BLUES IN THE NIGHT