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Stormi's Review: Poking Lions by Keith Quincy

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Publisher: Austin Macauley Publisher

Released: January 29, 2016

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

Length: 406 pages

Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover

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When Dr William Melon arrives at Walla Walla State Penitentiary, he knows that his work as a psychiatrist will not be easy. Faced with dangerous inmates and a wholly unsupportive prison warden, Melon desperately hopes to achieve something positive. When an opportunity presents itself, in the form of the notorious Eddie Dooley, Melon takes it. Over the course of numerous sessions, Melon tries to uncover the reasons for Eddie's brutally violent behaviour. However, in doing so, he uncovers a past so horrifying, that it is difficult to comprehend. By attempting to reveal Eddie's secrets, Melon is unleashing a dangerous beast. He is continuously poking lions, but does not seem prepared for what will happen when they wake up.

Five Boundless Stars

Dr. Melon is the new psychiatrist at Walla Walla Penitentiary. He is faced daily with a tough job of talking to dangerous inmates. One in particular stands out to him. Eddie Dooley is in for life and is a violent man. Guards and inmates alike have warned the doctor. Together in sessions he begins to see into this mans horrible past. This man was a decorated Veteran and labeled as psychotic. This story tells a horrifying story from the mind of a killer. It was a very psychological read. I guess I enjoyed it because I have studied Psychology and I find books like this very interesting and some what enlightening. This book was written very well and kept me reading. The ending was a big shocker to me. This story told a captivating, yet disturbing, tale from the eyes of a killer. Also, from the view of the doctor that wants to help "cure" him, both mentally and physically. Along the way the doctor changes a little as well.

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