CHILDHOOD OF UNSPEAKABLE EVIL!
“A superbly written, high-octane thriller ... a writer at the top of his game.” – Ron Terpening, author of CLOUD COVER
A killer on the loose. A father murdered. A girl molested ...
The young UC graduate went to her father’s beachside condo the night he was murdered, but she doesn’t remember shooting him. Janice Parrish had plenty reason to hate her father after recalling the horrible memories of the sexual abuse as a child some 20 years ago. But even as she’s booked on murder charges, she knows there was someone else at his house that night. So begins Janice’s dark journey through a tortuous psychological wasteland of false memory and real murder.
San Diego ace crime reporter Ray “Magic” Myers digs up evidence that turns the story into a media event and at once makes both him and Janice targets of a psychopath on a grisly pursuit of revenge.
In a race against time to save Janice as well as his family, Myers must stop the stalking psychopath whose murder spree has only begun.
A psychological mystery, THE COURAGE TO KILL is a superb portrayal of the fallacies of the malleability in the treatment for repressed memory, a controversial subject whose impact has most fixated the mental health profession since Freud.
• “In The Courage to Kill, author Ron Argo once again demonstrates and documents himself as a master storyteller with this swiftly paced psychological thriller that will hold and keep the reader’s rapt attention from first page to last. A riveting piece of deftly woven fiction as real as today’s newspaper headlines, The Courage to Kill is highly recommended for summer reading lists and library fiction collections. ”
— Jack Mason, The Midwest Book Review
• “The caliber of a classic” – Ken Kuhlken, mystery writer