Time Bomb : Alex Delaware

  • by Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by Alexander Adams
  • Series: Alex Delaware
  • 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edgar Award winner Jonathan Kellerman once more explores the corruption of California's golden coast and produces a novel of complex characterizations and nonstop suspense. By the time psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the school the damage was done: A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground, but was gunned down before any children were hurt. While the TV news crews feasted on the scene and Alex began his therapy sessions with the traumatized children, he couldn't escape the image of a slight teenager clutching an oversized rifle. What was the identity behind the name and face: a would-be assassin, or just another victim beneath an indifferent California sky?
Intrigued by a request from the sniper's father to conduct a "psychological autopsy" of his child, Alex begins to uncover a strange pattern of innocence, neglect, and loss. Then suddenly it is more than a pattern - it is a trail of blood. In the dead sniper's past was a dark and vicious plot. And in Alex Delaware's future is the stuff of grown-up nightmares: the face of real human evil.

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What the Critics Say

"A meticulously constructed thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"Virtually impossible to put aside until the final horrifying showdown." (People)
"Though a time bomb is ticking away at the heart of this novel, readers will forget to watch the clock once they begin it." (Chicago Sun Times)

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Customer Reviews

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another great book

I am really starting to get into this series. it's good and has my attention so I want to see where these characters go.
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- Francine

Don't really understand critics of narrator

Where does Time Bomb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was enjoyable. I have listened to most of the Alex Delaware novels.


What other book might you compare Time Bomb to and why?

All of the Alex Delaware books are similar in my opinion and all of them are good. Kind of like Western Movies.


Have you listened to any of Alexander Adams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have and he is quite good in this one. He does a ladies Texas accent and it is good. Let's face it when you have one reader doing all of these parts he can only go so far. He is a pro.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Nazis versus good guys.


Any additional comments?

I lived Los Angeles for many years and know many of settings in this book which adds to my enjoyment. Also, I like the way Alex Delaware analyzes everything. Kellerman is not Dickens but you can't have gourmet cooking for every meal.

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- Buffalo Bill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio