A master of the psychological thriller, bestselling author John Katzenbach is an unrivaled investigator of that most primal human motive revenge. A tense, penetrating novel, "The Dead Student" follows a young man set on avenging his uncle, no matter the consequences.
Timothy Warner, a PhD student who goes by the nickname Moth, wakes up on his ninety-ninth day of sobriety with an intense craving for drink. He asks his uncle Ed, a former alcoholic and now successful psychiatrist, to meet him at an AA meeting later that day. When Ed doesn't show up, Moth bikes to his office and discovers a grisly scene his uncle lying in a pool of blood, shot through the temple. The police pronounce the death a suicide, but Moth refuses to believe that his uncle would take his own life. Devastated and confused, he calls on the only person he thinks he can trust: Andrea Martine, an ex-girlfriend he has not spoken to in years.
Each battling their inner demons, Moth and Andy travel into dark, unfamiliar territory, intent on finding out the truth about Ed s death and circling ever closer to a devious mind that will flinch at nothing to achieve his own goal of revenge."
The Dead Student