Published in 2002, I have no idea how long I've had this book but the references to cassette tapes and phone booths made me laugh.
I've always enjoyed the Alex Delaware series and I'm not sure why I fell away from them. Perhaps I need to pick them back up. Flesh and Blood is #15 in the series.
Delaware is a psychologist who consults with the police, specifically with homicide detective Milo Sturgis. This case is a missing woman who Delaware treated for 2 sessions 10 years previous. It's not something he should be invested in, but he gets very deep into the case especially when the woman is found murdered. I don't remember if Delaware was always somewhat reckless (or "intense") but I felt like shaking him several times during the book for the foolish things he was doing. To the detriment of his relationship, he puts all his waking hours into this case.
We have prostitutes, strippers, soft porn magazine honchos, murder, and craziness. All of which makes a good mystery to solve along with the characters.