Victims

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.73 hours)
Product Number: Z04850
Released: Feb 28, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307944061
Narrator/s: John Rubinstein
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Unraveling the madness behind L.A.'s most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best. And putting the good doctor through his thrilling paces is what mystery fiction's #1 bestselling master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman does with incomparable brilliance. Kellerman's universally acclaimed novels blend the addictive rhythms of the classic police procedural with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition. For the compelling proof, look no further than Victims-Kellerman at his razor-sharp, harrowing finest. Not since Jack the Ripper terrorized the London slums has there been such a gruesome crime scene. By all accounts, acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadn't a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up arranged in such a grotesque tableau? One look at her apartment-turned-charnel house prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But despite his finely honed skills, even Alex is stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion...?et with no apparent connection among the victims. And the only clue left behind-a blank page bearing a question mark-seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. Under pressure to end the bloody spree and prevent a citywide panic, Milo redoubles his efforts to discover a link between the disparate victims. Meanwhile, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once honed his craft-and where an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous may have been sealed in blood. As each jagged piece of the puzzle fits into place, an ever more horrific portrait emerges of a sinister mind at its most unimaginable-and an evil soul at its most unspeakable. "This one was different," Alex observes at the start of the case. This one will haunt his waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.

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Author(s): Jonathan Kellerman
Series: Alex Delaware Series No: 27
Original Publish Date: Feb 28, 2012

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Author(s): Jonathan Kellerman
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Product Number EB00151823
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780345532176

Professional reviews

"Narrator John Rubinstein is a man of many voices--so many that you might think Kellerman's latest is being delivered by a full cast. All the characters--veteran sleuth Alex Delaware, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and a cast of antagonists and minor characters--are distinctive. Delaware is called upon to investigate the dismemberment of Vita Berlin, who seemingly was despised by all who knew her. As the victims pile up--all killed similarly--Delaware reasons that there's at least one madman and a serial killer on the loose. As Delaware's logic inevitably brings this whodunit to a surprising conclusion, the real star here is Rubinstein. His fast-paced narration and instantaneous changes in vocal character are captivating. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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