In this second thrilling release from author Danny Tobey, a renowned psychiatrist is about to uncover the most diabolical conspiracy of all time—unless, of course, he is actually losing his mind.
Late one night, psychiatrist Charlie West gets a strange message on his pager: “They will come for you tomorrow.” And so begins the breakneck pace of The Surrogate, the heart-pounding new psychological thriller from The Faculty Club’s Danny Tobey.
It is fate that next appears on his doorstep, fate in the form of two long-lost friends, Jeff and Susie Carter. They plead with Dr. West to help them track down their runaway surrogate, Gracie, who disappeared without a trace and is six months pregnant with their baby. The police, they tell West, refuse to help them and the private detective they hired won’t return their calls. Something has gone terribly wrong. But when Dr. West agrees to help his old friends, strange things begin to happen in his life. Unexpected visits from threatening men, cryptic riddles, warnings from strangers—all tell him to turn back before it’s too late. But it already is too late. Dr. West is in over his head and the deeper he goes, the wider the conspiracy grows, until he stumbles on a startling clue that only he can see. Now the psychiatrist must analyze his own mind, asking himself for the first time, “How do I know what is real?”
With all the intricacy and intelligence of a Matthew Pearl novel combined with the puzzle-solving mystery of a Dan Brown thriller, The Surrogate grabs readers from page one and doesn’t let go, casting a web of intrigue that winds itself right around the fabric of reality.