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LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are back for another riveting thriller follow-up to 2007's 'The Burnt House', from the bestselling Faye Kellerman The savage murder of beloved teacher Bennett Little shocked a community and baffled police. That his killer was never caught has haunted one of his pupils in particular, the gifted but shy Genoa Greeves. Eighteen years later, software billionaire Genoa reads of a similar carjacking and murder in Hollywood. Now able to wield enormous influence, she pressures the LAPD to direct Lieutenant Peter Decker to re-open the case and solve the homicides. With Decker facing nothing but cold trails and dead leads, he enlists the help of his daughter, Hollywood detective Cindy, as well as Rina, his wife. It's a decision he may come to regret as the line between cops and robbers gets dangerously blurred. Now Decker's cold case is re-awakening treacherous secrets in a city where the price of fame has no limits! Key title / Faye Kellerman has established a brand of her own for the bestselling Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus thrillers / There are well over 20 million copies of her books in print / Peter Decker thrillers such as 'Stalker' and 'Street Dreams' have been international bestsellers / With the paperback publication of 'The Burnt House', HarperCollins created an exciting but commercial look that built on her success and established a distinctive profile for her books / Competition: Kathy Reichs, Val McDermid, Karin Slaughter, Elizabeth George
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.
Verdict: Flawed by uneven action, flat detective work, and a shortage of detail where it counts, Kellerman's latest Decker and Lazarus novel falls well short of the mark. For those who want a peek into the daily lives of the main characters but not those who hope to be gripped by a fierce crime drama and a thrilling plot. Large public libraries already collecting the series should consider, as well as those where the author has a strong following. Background: Kellerman returns to the lives of Rina and Peter Decker, as Peter is called in to investigate a 15-year-old murder. When a former student of Bennett Little reads details of a recent Hollywood murder, she is shocked by the similarities to the death of her beloved high school teacher. Because of a promised financial bonus for the precinct, Decker and his homicide team are pressured to reopen Dr. Ben's case and discover why two apparently unconnected men were both found shot, execution-style, in the trunks of their Mercedeses. Decker balances a difficult investigation with the needs of his family in order to find justice for Dr. Ben.--Jennifer Beach, Indiana State Lib., IN Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Faye Kellerman: 'Very exciting' Daily Mail 'Brutal but thoughtful and well-plotted, fast-moving and well told' Observer 'Sensational' Mirror 'Kellerman creates a claustophobic 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