Heaven's Witness by Joseph Telushkin and Allen Estrin
In a dilemma that would have stumped Freud, budding psychoanalyst Dr. Jordan Geller is forced to confront the question: Can the same person be murdered twice?
Once, Geller, a rationalist to his core, would have found the question absurd. But then Robin Norris, a beautiful actress desperate to overcome a problem with her singing voice, steps into his office, and his life. Geller hypnotizes her, and Robin quickly assumes the identity of Beverly Casper, a talented teenager who, thirty-two years earlier, had vanished into thin air, never to be seen or heard from again - until today, in Jordan Geller's office. The details Robin reveals under hypnosis eerily parallel a current murder spree, currently taking place in the Los Angeles area.
Should Geller go to the police with vivid, unknown details of the crime? Or should he go to his mentor, the renowned Dr. Elinor Fisher, who has made no secret of her contempt for hypnosis and reincarnation?
Heaven's Witness will not only keep you turning pages, it might well compel you to reconsider your most basic views about this world - and the next.
JOSEPH TELUSHKIN is the author of a trilogy featuring the rabbinic sleuth, Daniel Winter, which was the basis for episodes of the Emmy-Award winning television program, The Practice. Telushkin is also the author of Jewish Literacy. He resides in New York City.
ALLEN ESTRIN works in both television and film writing. He is a senior lecturer in screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and the producer of The Dennis Prager Show.
Publication date: Sept 2004
ISBN 1 59264 091 5