The Euthanist

Alex Dolan (Author)


In this auspicious debut, Alex Dolan announces himself as a virtuoso of psychological suspense and a rightful heir to masters of the genre like Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott. A young woman helps to end the lives of people with terminal diseases, her reasons her own. When she helps the wrong person, she will be roped into a plot to gain vengeance on behalf of dozens. Her journey will make her question everything she ever thought she knew about herself. And the last life she ends may be her own.

They know her as Kali. She is there to see them off into the afterlife with kindness, with efficiency, and with two needles. She's been a part of the right-to-die movement for years, an integral member, complicit in the deaths of twenty-seven men and women, all suffering from terminal illnesses.

And she just helped the wrong patient.

Leland Moon has been with the Bureau for his entire career, but even as a respected agent, he was unable to keep his own son from being kidnapped on his way to school. When his boy finally came home, he told terrifying stories of his captors, and his nightmares haven't stopped since.

Moon draws Kali into his mission, a mesmerizing cat-and-mouse game with two ruthless predators--one behind bars, one free--who hold the secrets that could bring comfort to the families of their victims. This powerful journey towards grace and towards peace will force both Leland and Kali to question everything they believe to be true and just.

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Diversion Books
Publish Date
June 02, 2015
5.51 X 0.62 X 8.5 inches | 0.78 pounds
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About the Author

Alex Dolan was raised in Boston, lived in New York City, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to writing for several publications, he has recorded four music albums, and has a master's degree in strategic communications from Columbia University. The Euthanist is his first novel.


"Alex Dolan's The Euthanist grabbed me from the first page and showed no signs of letting go. Dark and sinewy, topical and timeless, laced with rich characterization and gallows humor, it showcases Dolan as a thriller writer to watch and follow." -- Louis Bayard, author of Roosevelt's Beast
"Fast, fierce, complex and compassionate, The Euthanist is an extraordinary performance from a writer full of both fire and heart." --Scott O'Connor, author of Half World and Untouchable
"Alex Dolan makes an engrossing debut with THE EUTHANIST...Dolan hooks readers from the very start, ratcheting up the tension and suspense until the shocking ending. As a thriller writer, Alex Dolan is set to be one of the best."--FRESH FICTION
"[An] action-packed story...arriving with eerily uncanny timing, Alex Dolan's debut novel, THE EUTHANIST, tackles the prickly topic of death with dignity."--SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
"Reading Alex Dolan's The Euthanist is like cutting open a pearl; you negotiate through well crafted layers to get to the dirty little secret that put it all in motion."​ -- Robert Pobi, author of American Woman
"THE EUTHANIST grabs and doesn't let go. But it's much more than a brilliant debut thriller. Dolan's mile-a-minute story also gets at one of our species' most important issues--can we choose how to die? Forget that I couldn't put it down; I couldn't stop thinking about it after I did." --Dylan Schaffer, author of MISDEMEANOR MAN