Jaded, short-tempered, and able to sort-of read the minds of other people, psychiatrist McNair drains another bottle of beer and listens to his voicemail. The messages are from a patient, Helen, pleading for her life as her husband viciously beats her. McNair calls 911 to try and save her before the attack turns deadly.
Josh Barnes' world is violently upended when a beautiful woman turns a flirtatious encounter into a deadly case of extortion. His life has revolved around technology and family until now; suddenly he is facing killers who will stop at nothing to get what they want from him. Fighting for his life using all his skills - some he never dreamt he had -…
But Dr. McNair’s intervention has unintended consequences. A series of murders begins and the victims all share a trait that emerges as McNair helps the police investigate. As people die and McNair fights to stop the killing, he discovers painful truths about himself and the killer in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
Twists, surprises, and disturbing moments of violence and intimacy bring McNair and the killer to an inevitable confrontation where only one person can walk away alive.
Murder in Mind was written largely on airplanes as the author traveled for business between Los Angeles and New York. Murder in Mind is Steve Winshel’s first novel to be made available beyond family members.