In The Right Madness, Sughrue?s close friend, psychiatrist Will MacKinderick, begs him to track down stolen confidential psychoanalysis files?he suspects one of his patients is the culprit. Going against every last instinct, Sughrue agrees to take on the case?a $20,000 retainer is always hard to resist. And when the suspects start dying of violently unnatural causes, Sughrue?fueled by alcohol, drugs, and lurid sexual entanglements?finds himself struggling to stay ahead of the madness unfolding around him.
Before Pelecanos, Connelly, and Lehane, there was Crumley and, with The Right Madness, he shows us once again how he put the ?hard? in ?hard-boiled.?
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