Published July 5th 2014
From the outside, Dr. Christian Rinaldi has the perfect life. He is a good looking psychiatrist with a thriving practice, more than a dozen best-selling novels, a beautiful home and every toy that a man could possibly want. Sure, he also has a demanding boss, needy friends, recurring nightmares from childhood traumas, a nosy housemate, severe trust issues and a bad habit that he can’t seem to shake, but who doesn’t? Christian’s issues are slightly different than the average person’s. His demanding boss is the head of a 700 year old secret society of serial killers. His friends? All but two are serial killers themselves. His nightmares are of his foster father who forced him to kill. Even his secrets have secrets. The biggest secret isn’t even that he is a killer. His biggest secret is that he doesn’t want to do it anymore. Unfortunately, his boss doesn’t let his employees walk away. Special Agent Randy Brooks, Christian’s FBI liaison, doesn’t know anything about Christian’s secret life. He just needs Christian to help him solve their current case – a series of brutal but seemingly unrelated murders. Unfortunately for Christian, to get to the bottom of the crimes, he will have to confront his deepest fears.
What other readers are saying.....
Captivating. Easy read. Well done with some errors for critiquing. I would read the next one.
Excellent book - very dark.
It is hard to believe that this is Derek Dorr's first published mystery. I read it in two days and was sorry when it ended but the ending gives me hope for more Christian Rinaldi.
Loved it creepy great imagination hard to forget
Exciting book. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Can't wait for next book.!!!!
A fantastic new book by a great new writer. Very intense, but couldn't put it down. I loved every word and can't wait to read more.
Once you've read Cleansing Evil you will want to know more about Alex.... Here's her story. Find out how she turns into the person she is.....
When the weak find their strength, predators become the prey.
The Art of Death: Alex's Story
How does an adorable little girl grow up to become a ruthless vigilante serial killer without anyone noticing? Alex Parker, the unforgettable artist/killer from Cleansing Evil, is a stunningly beautiful, intelligent, and extremely creative woman. She spends her days creating masterful works of art, but her true brilliance happens at night. She hunts and kills the abusive men who slip through the cracks, unpunished by the justice system -- but why? How did she end up with this violent hobby?
Neglected by her junkie mother, Alex is taken in by her Aunt and Uncle, who raise her as their own. She struggles to find her place in her new home in Maine and watches helplessly as she loses everything she has grown to care about, piece by piece. An attack by someone she trusts releases the murderous rage that had been building inside her, and now that the monster has been unleashed…it will not be stopped
Derek was raised in a small town in Down East Maine and after traveling for most of his early 20's, he returned to Maine to settle down and raise a family. He is now a married father of the three best children he could ever hope to have. He discovered his passion for story telling via writing in his early teens but didn't start writing professionally until nearly a decade later. He chose to become a ghost writer and write for other people rather than writing under his own name until last year. During his ghost writing period, he completed 6 novels and 100s of articles in various fields. In early 2014, with significant support from his wife, Janene, he took the plunge and released his first books under his own name.
Derek released "The Pilot Program" in May of 2014 as a nonfiction work aimed at helping others who suffer from panic attacks, anxiety or depression. Its publication coincided with National Mental Health Awareness Month. His second release was "Cleansing Evil", book one in a planned long running series revolving around a secret world of serial killers who wish to use their talents to cleanse the world by ridding it of its most evil inhabitants. "Cleansing Evil was released on July 6, 2014 and by the end of its first day, had reached the Amazon Best Sellers list in 6 categories - ranking in the top 20 in most.
Due to many requests from his readers, Derek is currently writing a series of novellas to share the backstories of many of the minor characters inside the world of "Cleansing Evil". The first of which, "The Art of Death", was released on August 3. It has since become an Amazon Best Seller in the US, UK, and Australia.
Derek is currently writing the prequel to "Cleansing Evil", titled "Rogue", it is scheduled for release in early fall. In addition, he will be releasing a new project, a dystopian style novella serial, in the style of Divergent, The Hunger Games, Wool, and 1984. The first of five novellas, which will comprise volume one in the saga, is scheduled for release by the end of September.