Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's brilliant storytelling. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. Alex Delaware.
A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killer's use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware.
What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spirals outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L. A. society to its desperate edges; across the paths of commodities brokers and transvestite hookers; and as far away as New York City, where the search thaws out a long-cold case and exposes a grotesque homicidal crusade. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death–and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.
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by Jonathan Kellerman
by James Patterson
by Jonathan London
"How does Kellerman keep up his fan base through 22 books? By providing what they love: multiple mysteries with many twists in each title, the dynamic relationship between his characters detective Miles Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware, subtle humor, and witty dialogue. And he always gives something new--this time a series of murders connected by luxury cars. How does narrator John Rubinstein keep up his fan base? By providing what they love: primarily, the contrast between the gravelly, emotional voice of Sturgis and the straightforward, intellectual approach of Delaware, a blend that audio addicts have come to count on. Further, he keeps things fresh with captivating cameos of secondary characters. In this title we hear a thick-accented Russian patriarch and his exuberant grandchild. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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