by Faye Kellerman
Mass Market Paperback
Published in 2003
ISBN-10: 0-446-61147-6 (0446611476)
It’s really strange, but I’ve faithfully read Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware. Since I picked the first book called Silent Partner, he’s been on my autobuy ever since. His wife is a writer too, but I have not read a single one of her book just yet. I however, faithfully buy her book every time I see it on garage sale or library sale, and I think I have almost her complete book- right now it’s moldering in storage. Uh, I really hope not.
So, if you haven’t tried Faye Kellerman before, here’s your chance. Check out all her books and info at her website. This is where you can find her complete book list. Actually, I did recently listened to Double Homicide, a book written with her husband. In fact, I like the Homicide Boston part better, and it was written by her. Stay tuned btw, I’ll be posting that book soon. Check out her FAQ page. Her son also wrote novels. Amazing huh?
Family business can be deadly, as Peter Decker discovers in Kellerman’s latest thriller starring the L.A. police lieutenant and his wife, Rina Lazarus. Decker’s half-brother Jonathan, a New York rabbi, asks for help when his wife’s brother Ephraim Leiber is slain execution-style in a seedy New York hotel room, and the victim’s teenage niece Shayndie, who may have witnessed her uncle’s murder, disappears.
But it soon becomes apparent that not everyone is as eager for Decker’s assistance as Jonathan–not the New York City cops, not the missing girl’s parents, and not the police chief in the upstate town of Quinton, where the Liebers live in a tightly knit Orthodox Jewish enclave. Despite these roadblocks, the ever resourceful Decker manages to locate Shayndie in the last place one might expect to find a devout, gently raised 15-year old girl–the heavily guarded Manhattan apartment of Chris Donatti, a Mob-connected criminal with whom Peter has a complicated history. But when Shayndie runs away from Donatti’s loft and turns up dead a few days later, Decker’s search for her killer uncovers a deadly family secret that puts his life–and Rina’s–in jeopardy.
As usual in this outstanding series, Kellerman’s pacing is flawless, her plotting ingenious, and her deep understanding of human nature reconfirmed. –Jane Adams
Hee, after reading that description, I feel like I should start reading it now, if it weren’t for the 20 books I’m currently reading simultaneously. I don’t think I should add another because I might forget what’s going on where.