New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman delivers a riveting thriller starring LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker. Murder hits close to home as the brother-in-law of Decker's half-brother is found dead in a seedy hotel room. Missing from the scene is the dead man's 15 year-old-niece. Pete finds the girl in the last place anyone would think to look, and soon devastating family secrets emerge.
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by Faye Kellerman
"A relative of LAPD Homicide Detective Peter Decker is found murdered in New York, and the man's teenaged niece is missing. In answer to his half-brother's desperate plea, Decker travels East to investigate the crime, only to find hostility at every turn. The novelty of Kellerman's thriller is that her hero is an Orthodox Jew, as are the victims in this case. Still, this is an exasperating and uneven performance. Guidall's Decker is compelling enough, but few of the other characters--cops, hoods, or others--ring true. Worst of all, Guidall fails to imbue any menace at all to the character Chris Donatti, a man described as a dangerous psychopath, to whom Decker turns for help. Also, there is no rationale whatsoever for Julia Gibson's brief narrative appearance three-quarters of the way into the performance. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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