Reading a Keith Ablow novel is in one way a labor of love. Ablow's
protagonist, Frank Clevenger, is a bit too much to take at times.
Granted, he is a forensic psychiatrist, but his continuing
confrontations with evil haven't stopped him from believing that
joining hands and singing "Kumbaya" will thwart, stop, and convert
it. This attitude is simplistic at best, and dangerous at worst.
The problem here is that Clevenger's bleeding heart occasionally
distracts from the fact that Ablow is one heck of a storyteller, a
craftsman who creates a world within bindings that is impossible to
leave once the journey is commenced. This never