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Mental health professionals are required by law to keep patient disclosures confidential, yet the law also requires them to “warn and protect” anyone their patient is likely to harm. A Duty to Betray plunges Dr. Ricardo Ruiz, a young psychologist just beginning his career, squarely into the middle of these two seemingly irreconcilable legal obligations. Set inside the fameMental health professionals are required by law to keep patient disclosures confidential, yet the law also requires them to “warn and protect” anyone their patient is likely to harm. A Duty to Betray plunges Dr. Ricardo Ruiz, a young psychologist just beginning his career, squarely into the middle of these two seemingly irreconcilable legal obligations. Set inside the famed Camarillo State Hospital on California’s Central Coast, A Duty to Betray draws the reader into this legal, ethical, and ultimately moral dilemma when Mr. Tran, one of Dr. Ruiz’ patients, reveals a potentially lethal secret during therapy. Cat and mouse confrontations between the two thrust the “tell — don’t tell” conflict into sharp definition since Dr. Ruiz knows that, either way, his decision will have deadly consequences. ___________________________ Early Readers say: "J. Kelly Moreno's "A Duty to Betray" is a riveting psychological thriller that pits a gifted young psychologist against the diabolical but brilliant former patient he suspects of faking psychosis. A gifted writer and himself a veteran mental health professional, Moreno gets it right, with finely drawn characters, a sinister plot, and a setting that unfolds eerily to the lyrics of "Hotel California," where you can "check out any time you like, but you can never leave." Don't pick up this book if you have other plans for the next several hours. It's unputdownable." ~ David Freed, author of the Cordell Logan mystery series ...

Title : a duty to betray
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ISBN : 25118612
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 260 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • Michele
    2019-03-10 09:12

    Exciting psychological suspense thriller set in the Camarillo State Hospital and surrounding areas.