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Dry Ice

A Novel

by Stephen White

Dry Ice by Stephen White
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    Mar 2007, 416 pages
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    Mar 2008, 528 pages

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Stephen White grew up in New York, New Jersey, and Southern California and attended the University of California at Irvine (where he lasted three weeks as a creative writing major) and Los Angeles, before graduating from Berkeley in 1972. Along the way he learned to fly small planes, worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, cooked, waited tables and tended bar.

Trained as a clinical psychologist, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1979 and became known as an authority on the psychological effects of marital disruption, especially on men. After receiving his doctorate, he worked in private practice and at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and later as a staff psychologist at The Children's Hospital in Denver, where he focused his attention on pediatric cancer patients. During those years he became acquainted with a colleague in Los Angeles, another pediatric psychologist, named Jonathan Kellerman (who published his first novel in 1985). At the time, Kellerman and White were two of only about a dozen psychologists in the country working in pediatric oncology.

White began his first novel in 1989 while he was still practicing full time. It was published in 1991 as Privileged Information.


Alan Gregory Series Order

Privileged Information (1991); Private Practices (1992); Higher Authority (1994); Harm's Way (1996); Remote Control (1997); Critical Conditions (1998); Manner Of Death (1999); Cold Case (2000); The Program (2001); Warning Signs (2001); The Best Revenge (2003); Blinded (2004); Missing Persons (2005); Kill Me (2006); Dry Ice (2007); Dead Time (2008).

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