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The tenth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman
One moment can devastate countless lives…
It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. What starts out as a relaxed evening in a chic Los Angeles restaurant suddenly turns into a bloodbath when an angry former employee starts spraying bullets before turning the gun on himself. 13 people are left dead, and dozens more wounded.
For Detective Peter Decker, the case, horrific as it is, initially appears cut and dried. But then evidence comes to light that suggests more than one weapon was fired.
As Decker delves deeper, he is plunged into the world of wealthy, powerful California, where everything can be bought, and nothing is as it seems. Continuing to dig will put his reputation at risk, but nothing will stop him from exposing the truth…
Praise for Faye Kellerman
‘Kellerman is an excellent writer' The Times
'Very exciting' Daily Mail
'Brutal but thoughtful and well plotted, fast moving and well told' Observer
'Kellerman creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, against a background of seediness, violence and distrust' Sunday Telegraph
'Kellerman moves her gritty mean streets LA plot along with breakneck pace' Irish Independent
‘Hands down, the most refreshing mystery couple around’ People
About the author
Faye Kellerman is the author of thirty-one novels, including twenty-two New York Times bestselling mysteries that feature the husband-and-wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. She has also penned two bestselling short novels with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman and teamed up with her daughter Aliza to co-write a young adult novel, Prism. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Layering crisis upon crisis, Kellerman builds a page-turner in this 10th Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus novel, which, like previous titles in the series (most recently Prayers for the Dead), is based on a complex, carefully established network of relationships. A former employee of a ritzy restaurant opens fire there, killing 13 people and wounding dozens; then he commits suicide. Or so it seems, until LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his team spot inconsistencies. Fatal bullets came from several directions; a single gunman could not have sprayed so many shots; and one murdered couple left an estate worth millions. Decker suspects their daughter, Jeanine Garrison, a beautiful but manipulative charity organizer with penchants for power and handsome young tennis players. He connects her with a suspected killer, but she pressures police brass to back off and then hits the detective with a bogus sexual harassment complaint. When a mysterious drug overdose kills her brother, Jeanine gets the entire inheritance. While Decker struggles with the murders (the grisly killings trigger Vietnam flashbacks) and departmental politics, his older daughter from his first marriage, Cindy, decides to become a cop. Decker is appalled, but Cindy's ambition could help crack the case. Decker's wife, Rina Lazarus, stands on the sidelines here, trying to smooth relations between their Orthodox Jewish household and Decker's adoptive Baptist family, until it's she who makes use of her husband's past to reveal the final piece of the puzzle. Lots of action, an intricate plot and credible, multi-dimensional characters make this another standout entry in an evolving series. 175,000 first printing; major ad/promo.