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Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel number-one New York Times best-selling 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.
©2008 Jonathan Kellerman; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"[A]n intriguing plot, likable regular characters supported by an interesting secondary cast, diabolical villains, witty dialogue and a sense of humanity and justice." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Samantha on 12-08-08

Got a Little Lost...

I really enjoy Kellerman books, be it Jonathan or his wife Faye. The narrator of this book was excellent, but somewhere along about the middle of the book, I got LOST and sort of limped along to the end. But I still recommend it as a good listen - maybe I was just distracted?

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By Greg Wilson on 02-03-12

Just another Milo and Alex romp

All of Kellerman's series of Delaware and Sturgis mysteries are enjoyable reads. This was was no different. A few more plot twists than usual and a some frequent flyer miles added on trips to New York and elsewhere tracking down the latest nemesis.

Always predictably fun and engaging.

Recommended

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