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Caleb Carr

“I'd seen this happen several times before, in different institutions, but it was no less remarkable on each occasion: the words were like the flow of water over coals, taking away crackling heat and leaving only a steaming whisper, a perhaps momentary but nonetheless effective remission from deep-burning fire.”

Caleb Carr, The Alienist
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The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1) The Alienist by Caleb Carr
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