Title: The Survivors
Series: A Cal Henderson Novel #1
Author: Robert Palmer
Publisher: Seventh Street Books
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Psychologist Cal Henderson has a successful practice in
Washington, DC, and big plans for the future. But he can’t
escape a terrible secret. When he was a boy, his mother murdered
his father and two brothers and severely wounded Cal’s best
friend, Scottie Glass. Desperate to keep the nightmare at
bay, Cal has turned his back on everything that happened that night.
On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the killings, Scottie shows
up at Cal’s office—edgy, paranoid, but somehow still the
loveable kid he once was. Though their lives have taken very
different paths, they both believe Cal’s mother couldn’t have
been a murderer. She loved them too much, no matter what
dark place she found herself in. They set off to dig up the real story.
Cal uncovers one shocking secret after another about his
family. The trail leads to a shady defense contractor, a scheming
US Attorney, and, ultimately a billionaire with the kind of
power and connections that can only be found in Washington.
But Cal is paying a price. The memories he has avoided for
so long have come flooding back, sending him into
a tailspin from which he may never recover.
About the Author
Robert Palmer is a lawyer and law professor in Washington, D.C. His clients have included cops and school teachers, members of Congress, judges, and agency heads—and more than a few psychologists. In his spare time he enjoys distance running, downhill skiing, and hiking and backpacking in the Blue Ridge, the Rockies, and anyplace else with mountains. He lives with his wife and son and their Portuguese Water Dog, Theo.
rich, deeply layered characters. Palmer’s masterful control of
suspense and his complex plots and subplots pull the reader
through the novel at a lightning pace and prove that
he is a writer to watch. This is a terrific read.”
—ALLEN ESKENS, Edgar® Award–nominated author
of The Life We Bury and The Guise of Another
“The Survivors is the very definition of a page-turner.”
—DANA STABENOW, Edgar® Award–winning
bestselling author of the Kate Shugak series
“The Survivors is sharply plotted and riveting—deliciously
spiced with all the ingredients that make for masterful suspense.”
—LYNN SHOLES, coauthor of the bestselling Cotten Stone
mysteries and Maxine Decker thrillers