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Remote Control (Alan Gregory #5)

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Emma Spire is the daughter of the assassinated Surgeon General of the United States. She has been on the cover of every national magazine. Her beauty, her brains, her bravery - all are public property. She is fair game for celebrity sharks the country over. Everyone wants a piece of her - and she must escape the feeding frenzy at all costs. But she cannot, and the conseque ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Dutton Adult (first published January 1st 1997)
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Simone Sinna
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed all of the Alan Gregory series and this is one of the best. He’s a good story teller but his characters are even better. This is woven around one very cold night in Boulder (I shivered and felt oppressed by the snow storm for most of the book) and artful flashbacks that really help build the tension and turn and twist the plot. Lauren in in custody and hospital for most of the book, kept apart from husband Alan by cops and lawyers; White really makes us feel for her (she can barel ...more
Barbara
Mar 30, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
I've enjoyed most of Stephen White's books. The one before this, Harm's Way was excellent. I couldn't put it down. But I started this one on Christmas day 2007 and I didn't finish it until March, and even then, I was struggling. I don't really recommend this book unless you're like me... Into the series and determined to read all of them.
Kristin
Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A number of years ago, I read the sequel to this book, 'Critical Conditions', though I'll admit to not remembering it until the last line of the preview chapter provided at the end of this book. I did pick up 'Remote Control' knowing I'd read another book by White, also in the Dr. Gregory series, and because nothing in this one rang a bell, I suspected the first one I read to be later in the series. Like Alex Kava's books, I think White does tend to reference the outcomes of previous books in th ...more
Robert Beveridge
Stephen White, Remote Control (Signet, 1997)

Remote Control is very much one of _those_ mysteries, the kind that makes you read a couple of paragraphs at every stoplight. (Please control the urge to read while driving.) By now, we should all be familiar with White's cast of characters (Remote Control is the fourth Alan Gregory, psychiatrist-turned-don't-wanna-be-detective, novel) and his method of dropping loads of bricks on us when we're not looking, and slipping the clues in while we're still r
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Chris
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steven-white
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

A forgettable offering by White. I had to page through the book to remember the details. Some of his earlier offerings were far more memorable.

In this story, the daughter of an assassinated U.S. Government official is being stalked by someone and, Lauren Crowder, the wife of Alan Gregory, the protagonist, tries t
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Melissa
Sep 02, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
As I got about two chapters into this book I felt like I had read it before. The good thing is that since I read books so quickly and don't really think about them too much, I can re-read a book a year later and still be surprised at the ending.

The more Alan Gregory books I read, the more I am liking them. I have compared White's books to Kellerman's in the past and Kellerman has won out. However, as I start to like the characters better on their own merit rather than comparing them, I am liking
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Ed
Mar 09, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Crime Fiction fans
A forgettable offering by White. I had to page through the book to remember the details. Some of his earlier offerings were far more memorable.

In this story, the daughter of an assassinated U.S. Government official is being stalked by someone and, Lauren Crowder, the wife of Alan Gregory, the protagonist, tries to help her and in the process is arrested for murder. The plot which is unnecessarily complicated carries on from there.

The story line wanders off into the misuse of an invention create
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Donna
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Went back almost twenty years to read one of the earlier books in this Dr Alan Gregory series. Alan's wife is arrested for shooting a man the police can't identify. She's an assistant DA and she's not saying much for several reasons. One, she's protecting someone and second, her MS is flaring up and she has lost most of her eyesight. Factor in one of the most famous daughters in the world plus a high tech invention worth billions and you can see why lots of guns are coming out.

The author makes m
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KarenC
My first read in this series. Impressed me as being heavy on the psychology in places, but Gregory and his author are, after all, psychologists, so this should not have been a surprise. Back and forth movement of the timeline was a bit confusing & I had to check back to the helpful chapter headings to remember which day and time the events were taking place. Much of the story takes place in a 24-hour time period with some background added in by "flash-back" chapters. An unusual plot line tha ...more
Jeanne
Sep 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads
This is the 5th of the Alan Gregory books. Things that worked: learning more about Lauren's progressive MS, the return of Casey Sparrow, the ever present Detective Sam Purdy and the introduction of Cozy Maitllin. What didn't work: the concept of the horror of virtual rape. White left me wanting to know more about the eccentric witness, Lois, much as he did with the reluctant Mormon, Harley, in Higher Authority. I'm ready for the next one. Finding this author only recently after he has finished w ...more
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Stephen White is the author of the New York Times bestselling Alan Gregory novels. In his books, he draws upon over fifteen years of clinical practice as a psychologist to create intriguing plots and complex, believable characters.

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