A Birthday To Die For
Psychologist Paula Mitchell needs help to save her patient’s life. Kae Carlson believes she will be killed on her 26th birthday. Kae has multiple personalities. Through them Dr. Mitchell learns that Kae was raped by the High Priest of a satanic cult on her 13th birthday. A miscarriage prevented Kae from delivering a baby to be sacrificed, so she must take its place. Can Kae's life be saved? More
"They’re going to kill me!" The words stunned Dr. Paula Mitchell, a Seattle clinical psychologist. She’d wracked her brain trying to figure out a way to get Kae Carlson to open up to her. Until then what little information she’d gotten came from “Connie” or “Maxine,” two of Kae’s other personalities. Totally exasperated with Kae, Connie fills in the blanks. She tells the doctor that Kae was raped at the age of thirteen by the High Priest of a satanic cult. He carved a pentagram on her back, then told her, “If you deliver a baby to the Father, you will remain under my protection for the rest of your life.” When Kae miscarried, the torment began. Thirteen years later, three weeks shy of her twenty-sixth birthday, Kae turns to Dr. Mitchell for help. Paula is now faced with a dilemma: How do I help her without violating patient confidentiality? She fears for Kae’s life, so decides to call the police.
When Detective Jerry Riggs first hears Dr. Mitchell’s story, he think his pals in the squad room of the King County Sheriff’s Department are playing a joke on him, but Paula Mitchell’s sincerity convinces him to at least look into the matter. He agrees to meet her the next day and view the videotapes of her sessions with Kae. After viewing the videos, like Dr. Mitchell, Riggs is baffled by the multiple personalities, which causes him to doubt Kae’s veracity; however, he agrees to interview Kae at Mitchell’s office the following day. On his way back to the office, he stops at the library to do some research on satanic cults and finds the name of Al Turner, a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department who is an expert on that subject. Riggs immediately calls Turner and the information he provides seems to corroborate Kae’s story. Riggs arranges for surveillance on Kae and permission to get his former partner, Bob LaMoria, to help him with the investigation.
The odds are against him and time is running out. Can Riggs and LaMoria save Kae's life?