Robert A. Burton. Final Therapy (1994) 296 pp. [pbo]
Publisher’s description: “Dr. Alan Forester is one of San Francisco’s most prominent psychiatrists. His patients are driven to self-destructive games of power and humiliation. His job takes him into the darkest, most dangerous realms of human desire. But Dr. Forester understands that the relationship between doctor and patient is as delicate as the line between fantasy and reality. And he knows at least one colleague who has crossed that line. Now one of Dr. Forester’s patients is dead. The police are investigating a series of sadomasochistic murders. And someone is playing games with Dr. Forester. Mind games that kill ...”
Setting: San Francisco