Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.
The crime was called in by Rina Lazarus, and Decker is relieved to discover that she is a calm and intelligent witness. She is also the only one in the sheltered community willing to speak of this unspeakable violation. As Rina tries to steer Decker through the maze of religious laws the two grow closer. But before they get to the bottom of this horrendous crime, revelations come to light that are so shocking they threaten to come between the hard-nosed cop and the deeply religious woman with whom he has become irrevocably linked.
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The Ritual Bath
Good book, but was written in the 80's or early 90's Pre cell phone days cops are still using land lines and radios It is amazing how quickly we looked at cell phones etc. as the norm..
Be ready to set aside some time!
This book was awesome. Once I started listening I had a hard time stopping. While some books that contain any religious portions tend to bore or offend me, this book kept it educational and enticing. It explained just enough of the jewish beliefs to understand the characters, but not so much that it seemed like a religion lesson. The story was intriguing and exciting. I had to go to sleep in the middle of the book and was tempted several times throughout the night to get up and listen to more! Fabulous book! I am immediately going to purchase the next one!
The Ritual Bath
I have a hard time staying awake while listening to this book. I think it would be much more enjoyable if they would of used different voices for the men and the women.