Books by Mark Rubinstein
First, his doppelganger is killed—then it’s his father. Rick Shepherd is being stalked by a murderer.
When Rick Shepherd, a physician, approaches his office on a busy Manhattan street, he finds police cars, an ambulance, and crime scene technicians. He soon learns a passerby was shot three times in the back, murdered at the front door to Rick’s office.
Later that evening while watching the local news, Rick and his fiancee, Jackie, see a photo of the victim—to their horror, the deceased looks identical to Rick.
Two nights later, while making a house call in a Brooklyn apartment building, Rick’s 64-year-old father is shot and killed in the exact same way. Detectives Art Nager and Liz Callaghan are assigned the case, and they launch an investigation. There are no clues leading to the perpetrator.
Even more ominously, someone has been calling Rick and Jackie’s apartment and hanging up. Whoever is targeting Rick must have murdered his father, and they now have Rick in their crosshairs. Nager and Callaghan seem to be making no progress with their investigation. Rick’s quest for the truth draws him into a labyrinth of secrets, past tragedies, and the agonizing pain of lives shattered by a single event. Can he make it out before he meets the same fate as his father? More>>
Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and J. D. Robb
Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you had to stop and think to yourself, How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real? For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds of questions in interviews for the Huffington Post.
Collected here are interviews with forty-seven accomplished authors, including Michael Connelly, Ken Follett, Meg Gardiner, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, and Don Winslow. These are their personal stories in their own words, much of the material never before published. How do these writers’ life experiences color their art? Find out their thoughts, their inspirations, their candid opinions. Learn more about your favorite authors, how they work and who they truly are.
When successful surgeon Roddy Dolan accepts medical-school classmate Dr. Vinzy Masconi’s invitation to dinner, he’s only expecting a great meal at Geppetto’s, one of the Bronx’s “Little Italy” restaurants. But what awaits him is far more than a perfectly prepared veal chop and risotto: Roddy is commanded to do the unthinkable. More>>
What drove a psychiatrist to enlist a patient in a plot to murder six people? What was the secret bargain struck that allowed a 104-year-old woman to live such a long and productive life? More>>
Why would a man born in Hungary and living on Manhattan’s Lower East Side run down Delancey Street ranting “I’m king of the Puerto Ricans”?
What would compel a physically healthy woman to persuade surgeons to operate on her more than a dozen times? More>>
The Lovers’ Tango
Everything in Bill Shaw’s life changed the moment he met the beautiful actress Nora Reyes. But as a writer, he feared their love story would have a tragic ending. Fifteen years after that fateful encounter, Bill is in the DA’s crosshairs: his research for a novel has eerie parallels to the circumstances surrounding Nora’s death. More>>
When Gabriel, a twenty-year-old college student, arranges to meet his older brother, Luke, in the quaint village of Sandara on Spain’s Costa Brava, he expects a fun-filled summer. But Gabriel and Luke encounter corruption and evil. Crucial choices must be made… More>>
Roddy Dolan, a surgeon, and Danny Burns, an accountant, are being hunted as prey. Someone is after them—with lethal intentions—but they don’t know who or why. Whoever it is, and for whatever reason, they and their families are in the crosshairs of killers. More>>
Right after college graduation, Costa, a lower-middle-class kid from Buffalo, New York, is drafted into the US army and plunged into the Vietnam War. The Foot Solder catapults the reader back to the conflict that changed America. More>>
When heart surgeon Adrian Douglas and Megan Haggarty, RN, meet at the hospital where they work, neither has any idea of the scorpion’s nest into which they’ve stumbled. Strange and frightening events begin happening to each of them; someone is after them both–and the stalker not only is brilliant and crafty but vows to exact revenge for the ultimate betrayal. More>>
Roddy Dolan and Danny Burns, a surgeon and an accountant with checkered pasts, become silent partners in a Manhattan steakhouse. They’re swept up in a criminal maelstrom that threatens their families’ lives. More>>