Kill Switch by Neal Baer audiobook

Kill Switch

By Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene
Read by Bernadette Dunne

Blackstone Publishing
9.23 Hours Unabridged
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A heart-pounding glimpse into the world of forensic psychiatry, Kill Switch marks the powerful fiction debut of Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene—former executive producers of television’s acclaimed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Filled with breakneck suspense, vivid characters, and riveting detail, it is a mind-bending thriller you’ll never forget. Meet Claire Waters, a young, dedicated forensic psychiatrist with unnervingly personal insights into the criminal mind. Haunted by a disturbing childhood incident—and driven by her demons—Claire has always been drawn to those rare “untreatable” patients who seem to have no conscience or fear. She has a natural ability to put people at ease, to help them face their darkest secrets. But one shocking case could make or break her career—and it’s waiting for her in the psychiatric wing of New York City’s Rikers Island. His name is Quimby. A deranged inmate whose boyish good looks hide a sordid history of dysfunction and abuse, Quimby triggers something in Claire she’d rather not face. As she tries to unlock Quimby’s past, she unwittingly reveals her own painful secrets—leaving herself dangerously vulnerable. For Claire, the patient’s obsessions are just the beginning. When the case propels her into the mind of another killer—a homicidal maniac who’s watching her every move—it could only end in madness, or murder, or both. Brilliantly constructed and breathtakingly suspenseful, Kill Switch is a masterful combination of murder, mystery, and modern forensics that will keep you turning the pages to the final shocking conclusion. 

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Summary

A heart-pounding glimpse into the world of forensic psychiatry, Kill Switch marks the powerful fiction debut of Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene—former executive producers of television’s acclaimed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Filled with breakneck suspense, vivid characters, and riveting detail, it is a mind-bending thriller you’ll never forget.

Meet Claire Waters, a young, dedicated forensic psychiatrist with unnervingly personal insights into the criminal mind. Haunted by a disturbing childhood incident—and driven by her demons—Claire has always been drawn to those rare “untreatable” patients who seem to have no conscience or fear. She has a natural ability to put people at ease, to help them face their darkest secrets. But one shocking case could make or break her career—and it’s waiting for her in the psychiatric wing of New York City’s Rikers Island.

His name is Quimby. A deranged inmate whose boyish good looks hide a sordid history of dysfunction and abuse, Quimby triggers something in Claire she’d rather not face. As she tries to unlock Quimby’s past, she unwittingly reveals her own painful secrets—leaving herself dangerously vulnerable. For Claire, the patient’s obsessions are just the beginning. When the case propels her into the mind of another killer—a homicidal maniac who’s watching her every move—it could only end in madness, or murder, or both.

Brilliantly constructed and breathtakingly suspenseful, Kill Switch is a masterful combination of murder, mystery, and modern forensics that will keep you turning the pages to the final shocking conclusion. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A psychological thriller of the first order.” David Baldacci
“Riveting and rich with character, Kill Switch by Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene is a masterwork of psychological suspense. From clinic to bedroom and interrogation room, this novel thrills with its authenticity. Go to bed early to start reading Kill Switch—you’ll be up all night and enjoying every moment.” Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies
“Kill Switch is an absolute winner—a non-stop thrill ride. The chest-tightening tension in this book is almost too much to bear. No surprise Kill Switch is terrifically plotted and paced. Baer and Greene are top notch professional storytellers, and it shows on every page. As I read, I could smell the sweat and feel the violence of Riker’s Island as if I were standing in a cell block. Claire Waters is a true original placed in truly original, terrifying situations. The gritty images drawn by Baer and Green will stay with me for a long time to come.” Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author
“Leave it to Baer and Greene to dive into the world of forensic psychiatry and craft this must-read thriller! Claire Waters pulls you in with her courage and vulnerability, and she’ll leave you breathless as you follow on her heels to an end you’ll never see coming.  Bravo Neal and Jon.” Mariska Hargitay, star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
“Baer and Greene cover all angles of what it takes to solve a crime. This is a fast paced, gritty crime thriller from two great storytellers.” Christopher Meloni, star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
“Kill Switch by Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene is a masterful, beautifully crafted thriller that introduces the unforgettable character of forensic psychiatrist Claire Waters. The novel starts off as a gripping police drama involving a serial killer, but a brilliant plot twist propels the story into something far bigger and more frightening. Kill Switch will leave you breathless and satisfied. I highly recommend it.” Douglas Preston, bestselling author
“Amazing twists and turns.” Ice-T
“With the background of authors Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene behind it, Kill Switch is destined to be either a made-for-TV crime thriller movie or the pilot for a new TV crime series with a mix of psychology and forensics as its base. In either case, it will be a good presentation for the genre.” New York Journal of Books
“Believable medical jargon and plots, well-rounded characters, and an ending that is difficult to guess. Fans of psychological thrillers will look forward to more adventures with Claire Waters.” Library Journal
“Baer and Greene were producers on Law & Order SVU, which shows in this book’s tight plotting and carefully built suspense.” RT Book Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Neal Baer

Author Bio: Neal Baer

Neal Baer graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1996, and he graduated magna cum laude with a BA in political science from Colorado College. He also holds two master’s degrees from Harvard. He spent a year at the American Film Institute as a directing fellow and is executive producer and showrunner for Law & Order: SVU. During his eleven-year tenure, he received the SHINE Award, People’s Choice Award, Prism Award, Edgar Award, and Media Access Award. Prior to SVU, he was executive producer and showrunner of ER. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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Author Bio: Jonathan Greene

Author Bio: Jonathan Greene

Jonathan Greene spent eleven years as writer and coexecutive producer of Law & Order: SVU, his nearly forty teleplays earning the show an Emmy Award and nominations for the Edgar Award and the Humanitas Prize. As a producer and executive in television news and documentaries, he received the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. He earned a BS in political science and a MS in telecommunications from Syracuse University. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English