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Klavan, Andrew. DON'T SAY A WORD. New York City, NY: Pocket Books, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 310 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's "Nathan Conrad" novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "New York City psychiatrist Nathan Conrad possesses everything required for a good, normal life: A successful practice on Central Park West, an adoring wife, and a lovely daughter. He also has a reputation for dealing with the hard cases that most of his uptown colleagues prefer to pass on: Catatonics, schizophrenics, the criminally insane. In this taut, superbly plotted thriller, Klavan interweaves Dr. Conrad's disparate worlds to riveting effect. Soon after he begins treating a young woman accused of a particularly brutal murder, Conrad receives a chilling phone call at home. Suddenly his safe private life becomes a nightmarish game board, with Sport and Maxwell, two vividly drawn psychopaths, key players in his terrifying ordeal. Maxwell smiles and hums when he hurts people; Sport finds this a handy behavior in an accomplice. And the reader, meanwhile, roots for Dr. Conrad all the way to this brisk novel's heart-stopping conclusion" (Publishers Weekly). A "must-have" title for Andrew Klavan collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black marker on the title page by Andrew Klavan. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American mystery novelists. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDREW KLAVAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0671740083. $40.00

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