As of 2016, American author Stephen White has written 20 books in the acclaimed Dr. Alan Gregory series, including “Privileged Information,” “Private Practices,” “Line of Fire” and “Compound Fractures.” More than a dozen of the psychological thrillers were New York Times bestsellers.
White published the first book in the “Privileged Information” series in 1991. The novel, based in Boulder, Colorado, introduced clinical psychologist Dr. Alan Gregory and a cast of recurring characters, including Deputy District Attorney Lauren Crowder, who later becomes Gregory’s wife, Gregory’s partner, Diane Estevez, and Sam Purdy, a Boulder detective and Gregory's close friend. The story follows the doctor's quest to determine who is killing his patients.
In 1992, White wrote the second novel in the series, "Private Practices," featuring Gregory and Purdy trying to solve the mysterious murders of two young girls.
White concluded the series with two novels, “Line of Fire” in 2012 and “Compound Fractures” in 2013. “Line of Fire” ends with Gregory’s personal life and career in peril, and sets the stage for the final book, where the doctor races against time to solve a mystery from his past. The series completed a circle at the end, with the epilogue of the last book resembling the opening lines of the first book.