A Lethal Question
By Mark Rubinstein
With one patient’s question, a therapist’s life careens off the rails.
Manhattan psychiatrist Bill Madrian takes pride in the level of trust he establishes with his patients. For a patient to open up, they must truly believe that everything said in a therapy session remains confidential. But Bill has never realized the complications this confidentiality could present— until he treats Alex Bronzi.
One day, in a session with Alex, the young man asks, “ Hey Doc, ya wanna know who clipped Boris Levenko?” Bill can hardly believe his ears. Boris Levenko was a major crime boss who had been executed a few days prior. The question, so loaded with portent, gives Bill information he desperately did not want to hear.
With this knowledge, Bill’ s life is upended, and he begins a fight for survival that takes him and his loved ones on a nightmarish journey far beyond the realm of anything he could have ever imagined. Bill has to untangle himself from a web of deceit and corruption or risk losing his career, his family, and his life.
Perfect for fans of Joseph Finder and Dennis Lehane
Praise for A Lethal Question
“Mark Rubinstein’s A Lethal Question is a brutal story of gangland wars and innocents caught in the crossfire. It’s also a version of The Sopranos on steroids, a tale of a confession that unravels into murder and chaos. Don’t miss this throat-clutching story of suspense and intrigue. You won’t be disappointed.” —James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author
“A Lethal Question is a fast, fun, and frenetic tale that blends the best elements of a psychological thriller with an action one. The latest from Mark Rubinstein, a renowned psychiatrist himself, fashions a nightmare scenario in which his literary doppelgänger finds himself on the run from all manner of Albanian mobsters. A harrowing, existential journey that is not to be missed.”—Jon Land, USA Today best-selling author
“Fans of The Sopranos will love this fast-paced thriller, a tale of an everyday guy who just wants to protect himself and his family. Loved the explosive end!” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author
“In A Lethal Question, the classic innocent-man-on-the-run theme receives a fascinating psychological twist in this tense, fast chase across the highs and lows of New York City.” —David Morrell, New York Times best-selling author