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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Faye Kellerman Narrator: Mitchell Greenberg, Mitch Greenberg Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780061629211
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Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker had grown very close to Rina’s young sons, Sammy and Jake, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. A nice reprieve from the grueling work of a homicide cop, until Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight.

Two human skeletons, charred beyond recognition, are identified by a forensic dentist as teenage girls, and for Decker, the father of a sixteen-year-old daughter, vacation time is over. Throwing himself professionally and emotionally into the murder case, he launches a very personal investigation: a quest that pulls him deep into the crack dens of Hollywood Boulevard and painfully close to the children of the streets and a nightmare world he must make his own.

Detective Decker had two problems. He had to find the killers of two young women from the incredibly seedy world of LA porn. And he had to learn to follow the faith of his new lover, Rina, or else lose her forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bold, taut, with an artful fusion of the down-and-dirty, with characters whose personal lives we care about and whose spiritual and emotional growth are as compelling as the events themselves.”

    Sue Grafton, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Moves crisply the characters are deep and well drawn—Faye Kellerman is a talented writer.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Kellerman brings the case to a resounding resolution.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A sprawling historical tale…Entertaining.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Mitch Greenberg’s skillful performance turns Kellerman’s well-drawn characters into flesh and blood…Children sound childlike, women sound womanly, and his urban street toughs, pimps, and hookers never sound like caricatures.”

    AudioFile

  • “Mitch Greenberg does an excellent job, seamlessly changing voices, emotions, and accents as he speaks for the various characters. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manda | 2/20/2014

    " It's been a while since I've read any of Faye Kellerman's books and this was a good one to go with. One of the earlier ones that I had missed when I went through a F.K. phase. There wasn't a lot of references to things that had happened in previous books, and that was a good thing. There were a lot of Jewish customs in this one, more than I had remembered in other Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/17/2014

    " I have read most of the Faye Kellerman Lazarus/Decker series, but I missed this one. It was fun to go back and remember how this relationship started, and I like reading about the Orthadox Jewish religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessi | 1/24/2014

    " Another great Decker book. I read this after reading a few of the older books, and its very interesting to see the relationships growing. Very suspenseful, and great characters as always! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin | 1/3/2014

    " Just like the first book, this one was good but not as good as the first one. I'm not big on the Jewish thin but I really the mystery part of the book. I feel like the whole Jewish component gets in the way of the actual case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Lonschein | 12/29/2013

    " i always thought this series would be great on telveision! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara St.Germain | 11/29/2013

    " I was glass to read book #2. Filled in some gaps and have me insight into Rina /Deckers early relationship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reena | 7/18/2013

    " I have mixed feelings about this book. The story at times is lumpy and tiresome. However, I am really getting attached to the main characters and want to read more. So that is what is keeping me going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 7/10/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. Apparantly this the is the second book in the Decker series and it provides some clarity. If you like the Decker novels I would suggest you read this one if you have not already. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/29/2013

    " An interesting mystery. A little gore, a little porn, but lots of suspense and a little Judaism thrown in. Very suspenseful. I plan on reading more books by this author! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jga | 3/17/2013

    " Not my cot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/27/2012

    " Wish I had read The Ritual Bath first as it comes before this one. Oh well! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Campbell | 12/3/2012

    " The leading character being a detective, is quite deep and complex-more than any man can be in real life i believe. i enjoyed it immensely anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louisa Keys | 11/7/2012

    " Actually, this is the second of the series and Milk and Honey is the third, but who really cares, right. I think that for the time being, three in this series is enough of "Predictable, mindless" but enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 9/26/2012

    " So enjoyed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/21/2012

    " The relationship of two of the characters is as interesting as the crimes being solved. The relationship started in book one of this series, The Ritual Bath, and I'll look for more. I listened to this on my MP3 while on the treadmill or long car rides. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/8/2012

    " The second Decker-Lazarus book I've read. Good, solid who-dunnit with the D-L romance going as a side story. The case is quite complicated, set in the coarse underworld of L.A, and pretty gory. If you don't mind all that, you'll enjoy a good murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 2/29/2012

    " I guess all the foul language is just part of the character development for this author. This story was not as good as the previous one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 1/24/2012

    " I would dearly love to know Peter Decker and Rina. Faye Kellerman makes them seem so real to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne | 1/8/2012

    " love this series. reading for the second time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 10/25/2011

    " Good book, fast read. I really like Faye Kellerman books. Good detective stories, and you learn about Judaism in a fun way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 9/7/2011

    " I so enjoy reading about Peter and Rina. Love these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 5/17/2011

    " I have read most of the Faye Kellerman Lazarus/Decker series, but I missed this one. It was fun to go back and remember how this relationship started, and I like reading about the Orthadox Jewish religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/10/2011

    " Another good read by Faye Kellerman "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/11/2011

    " Good book, fast read. I really like Faye Kellerman books. Good detective stories, and you learn about Judaism in a fun way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louisa | 1/3/2011

    " Actually, this is the second of the series and Milk and Honey is the third, but who really cares, right. I think that for the time being, three in this series is enough of "Predictable, mindless" but enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LInda | 12/8/2010

    " The relationship of two of the characters is as interesting as the crimes being solved. The relationship started in book one of this series, The Ritual Bath, and I'll look for more. I listened to this on my MP3 while on the treadmill or long car rides. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/27/2010

    " I look forward to continuing this series. Kellerman's character development seems very realistic, and there is enough suspense to keep me interested. Decker's doubts about his faith ring true, and just when I started to think Rina was too good to be true, well, she wasn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 11/27/2010

    " This is about a detective who finds 2 skeletons. He is trying to be jewish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 10/30/2010

    " Kellerman's books really do pose the sordid against the sacred and here Decker finds himself trying to reconcile the sordid underworld sex-for-sale world against the yeshiva world which he has entered in order to be able to marry Rina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne | 9/8/2010

    " love this series. reading for the second time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 12/18/2009

    " I enjoyed the investigation in this book much more than that in The Ritual Bath. While there is less story time given to Rina and Peter, the investigation twists and turns and kept me very involved the entire time. Looking forward to reading the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 9/29/2009

    " An interesting mystery. A little gore, a little porn, but lots of suspense and a little Judaism thrown in. Very suspenseful. I plan on reading more books by this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 9/19/2009

    " I would dearly love to know Peter Decker and Rina. Faye Kellerman makes them seem so real to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 7/2/2009

    " 2nd in a series our Mystery Book Club is reading. This is a long running series so it will be ineresting to see how the religion/mystery aspect of the novels will be handled.

    I did not like it as well as the first. I believe that it is a transitional book in the series. "

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About the Author
Author Faye Kellerman

Faye Kellerman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels, as well as historical thrillers and a short-story anthology. She has won the Macavity Award and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.