Evidence : Alex Delaware

  • by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by John Rubinstein
  • Series: Alex Delaware
  • 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Kellerman writes unforgettable tales of crime and detection that expose the shadowy side of glittering Los Angeles. And in Evidence, listeners are once again in the dexterous grip of a master storyteller and stylist equally skilled at teasing your brain and taking your breath away.In the half-built skeleton of a monstrously vulgar mansion in one of L.A.'s toniest neighborhoods, a watchman stumbles on the bodies of a young couple - murdered in flagrante and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. Though he's cracked some of the city's worst slayings, veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis is still shocked at the grisly sight: a twisted crime that only Milo's killer instincts - and psychologist Alex Delaware's keen insights - can hope to solve.While the female victim's identity remains a question mark, her companion is ID'd as eco-friendly architect Desmond Backer, who disdains the sort of grandiose superstructure he's found dead in. And the late Mr. Backer, it's revealed, was also notorious for his power to seduce women.The rare exception is his ex-boss, Helga Gemein, who's as indifferent to Desmond's death as she apparently was to his advances. Though Milo and Alex place her on their short list of suspects, the deeper they dig for clues the longer the list grows. An elusive prince who appears to harbor decidedly American appetites, an eccentric blueblood with an ax to grind, one of Desmond's restless ex-lovers and her cuckolded husband - all are in the homicidal mix spiced with eco-terrorism, arson, blackmail, conspiracy, and a vendetta that runs deep. But when the investigation veers suddenly in a startling direction, it's the investigators who may wind up on the wrong end of a cornered predator's final fury.

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Revenge

Number 24 in the Alex Delaware/ Milo Sturgis series this audio focuses on two different stories of revenge and the collateral damage that occurs when hate spills over. Included is the push/pull dynamic of local and federal law enforcement, Islamic extremism, and Swiss banking.
Having just completed Time Bomb and Private Eyes two of the earlier works in the series I'm struck by the change that has occurred in the series. In the earlier books the fact that Alex used to be a psychologist is ever present, his approach to problems and his way of relating to people comes from a therapeutic point of view. In this work that approach is only present when Milo or some other "civilian" asks for his professional expertise. There is also more emphasis placed on the interviews/ interrogations done by the police; Milo's in particular. The manner in which the perps are led into into verbal corners is instructing and almost fascinating. Though this isn't one of the best books in the series, it's quite good and an easy recommendation to make.
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- Me & My Girls "Thanks and respect to the women that served and paid a high price. You are still gorgeous Shi; your scars make you even more beautiful."

Good book... but

Not the best Kellerman. While it has Milo and Alex together, there is so little personal interaction between both men and their significant others, that it is purely an evidence chase. Not enough of the guys' personalities and various problems and pecadillos as in others. It's good, especially if you know the history. For someone reading this series for the first time, this is not the one to start with.
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- P. Giorgio "TheWriter"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio