Imagine that! In upscale Los Angeles, Keri could not find any private psychiatric hospital that would have managed to provide treatment to her daughter at a $100,000 price tag. And 72 Hour Hold, besides degenerating into a cat-and-mouse pulp fiction thriller, has other surprising problems. From my read, it stigmatizes mental illness through its use of demeaning language. For example, when Trina takes up with a boyfriend who has a psychiatric history, Keri wonders, "What was he, a bipolar on a manic tear? A schizophrenic with just enough meds in him to silence his inner voices? A crack-head, a speed-freak, an alkie? How has his mental state undermined my child's thought process?" And although perhaps not politically correct, I thought Campbell's efforts to insert African-American history into this tale of an African-American family seeking good psychiatric treatment was forced. I was emboldened to include this in the review by finding that other reviewers had the same take (1).