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Red Angel

(Criminally Insane #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  139 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
You see him every day. But you don't know who he is...on the inside.

Among the neighborhoods full of lovely palm trees and clear blue swimming pools of California, a new killer is hunting.
Pursued by rookie cop Jane Laymon and psychologist Trey Campbell, this murderer's pathology may be linked to inmate Michael Scoleri -- AKA Abraxas -- at the Darden State Hospital for Crim
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 28th 2003 by Dorchester Leisure
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Do you know how many emails I get a week by people asking what my problem is? Far too many. To answer just a few of them let me simply say this: No, there is no stick there; Yes, my mother did hug me enough, No and You should be ashamed for even asking! Anywho, rather than spew yet another diatribe of "Dear Lord End My Pain", I have decided to turn my anguish into a much beloved past time- a drinking game!

Take one sip every time...:
Someone exclaims any one of: "No!"; "Oh my God!".
Trey flashes
I don't have a problem with this book in particular, I have a problem with the genre. I picked this book out of a bookbox, and it is not bad for it's type. It is well thought out, well-plotted and organized. It never gets boring or bogged down in explanations. The problem with it is that it is gross. I think that the author intended some worthy points here in regards to types of people and how they react to abusive situations, but I was too grossed out to want to make a study of it.
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Are you looking for serial killers, horror and the psychologically twisted? Look no further than the Douglass Clegg series entitled 'criminally insane '. You will get
Chills wondering how this plot will turn out!
Annette Murray
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Different serial killer, same other support staff. Still good (and sick).
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
The plot for Red Angel isn’t a new one, but I don’t see it as the hack job some seem to for Silence of the Lambs. I see where a killer in a mental hospital is linked to a killer on the outside, but that’s where the similarities in. The motivation for saving the victim is different, the hunters are different, the backstory different.

The plot is fast winded, although it takes a bit of time to get past repetition and pick up. In the middle evolves a genuinely confusing mystery that keeps you readin
William M.
Jun 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
Red Angel, the second book by Andrew Harper / Douglas Clegg in the Darden State series is an improvement over the first, Bad Karma. I find that Clegg's strengths lie in his research and hospital atmosphere. As soon as he writes about police procedure, I feel like it's one cliche after another. My only other complaint is his random descriptions of scenery with detailed background on hills, mountains, and weather patterns. Stick with the story, Doug. That being said, I was very excited to put the ...more
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book that I read by Andrew Harper (better known as Douglas Clegg) in his criminally insane series. Our star is Trey Campbell, and he is a Psych Tech working at a hospital for the criminally insane in Southern California. There is serial killer killing young children who seems to have a connection to one of the worst inmates/patients at the hospital. The story is fast paced and very suspenseful with some extremely bizarre and chilling lunatics that will give you nightmares. The ...more
John Bruni
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
I didn't care much for it. I'm tired of serial killer stories, no matter how strange or otherworldly they can be. This one had some good surreal moments, but for the most part, it didn't get into my head.
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Interesting, but very disturbing book. Even more disturbing is that this is a sequel.
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
The story was excellent, but the Kindle edition has several typos.
Jan 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this book down becuase I wanted to get to the end. Great book!
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