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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,275 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751208
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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip--lured into the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood. Her father denies the possibility of a political motive. There are no signs of struggle, no evidence of sexual assault, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the disturbing question: Why?

Working together with Daniel Sharavi, the brilliant Israeli police inspector introduced in Jonathan Kellerman'sThe Butcher's Theater, Delaware and Sturgis soon find themselves ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of their careers. And when death strikes again, it is Alex who must go undercover, alone, to expose an unthinkable conspiracy of self-righteous brutality and total contempt for human life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Feverish in pace and rich in characters...This is a chilling and irresistible thriller. People
  • An original and gripping tale that is one of his best. Chicago Tribune
  • Why is it so hard to put down a Kellerman thriller...? It's simple: the nonstop action leaves you breathless; the plot twists keep you guessing; the themes...are provocative. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 2/19/2014

    " Club to get rid of America's trash. Cop is part of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 2/15/2014

    " One of the better Deleware series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/6/2014

    " Realized I had read it a long time ago! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nigel | 2/5/2014

    " quite interesting but 'cept for the first few chapters n the last 3-4 there's reli not that much happening. goodish. nothing stellar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 1/29/2014

    " I'm a big Alex Delaware fan - - candy for my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 1/28/2014

    " Not bad, although not as good as James Patterson's Alex Cross series, which it's very similar to. He works as a psychologist but hardly seems to have any clients so has plenty of time to investigate mysteries, but still manages to make a living - doesn't seem very realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jojo | 1/19/2014

    " One of the best so far in the Alex Delaware series. Gripped me so I only put it down when absolutely required to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekkila | 1/19/2014

    " The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip---lured into the Santa Monica Mountains and killed in cold blood. Her father denies the possibility of a political motive. There are no signs of struggle and no evidence of sexual assault, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homocide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the essential question: Why?Working with Daniel Sharavi, a brillant Israeli police inspector, Delaware and Sturgis soon find themselves ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of their careers. And when death strikes again, it is Alex who must go undercover, alone, to expose an unthinkable conspiracy of self-righteous brutality and total contempt for human life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/17/2014

    " Good mystery w/Alex Delaware, psychologist and Milo Sturgis, homicide detective pairing up to solve it. A bit predictable in places. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mhd | 1/7/2014

    " psychologist Alex Delaware, artist wife, & Milo Sturgis of LAPD // from Lucy Ann // Very good, complex plot; victims all have some relationship with disabilities. Not always the best in police procedures, but maybe that's realistic? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandee | 12/24/2013

    " Interesting fictional take on eugenics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/2/2013

    " Well, this one was good! It kept me guessing and managed to clean up all the loose ends, which I like. But again, there was the interpersonal stuff that was missing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/2/2013

    " Good mystery. I could see step by step how they figured everything out, unlike some mysteries where you wonder where in the heck the charachters drew their conclusions from. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ferris | 11/16/2013

    " Audiobook...........Not one of the better Dr. Delaware & Milo adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Kricheff | 6/2/2013

    " An Alex Delaware serial killer cop conspiracy thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roblyn | 3/25/2013

    " This was a good Alex Delaware novel - some thought provoking material, good action at the end. Enjoyable distraction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Walters | 7/19/2012

    " This is a chilling read. Realistic and makes one shudder at times. Superb prose and hot pace. Structure as usual impeccable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Orlok | 6/23/2012

    " I think I missed this one somehow, so need to catch up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 3/11/2012

    " Interesting, but not one of the better Kellerman's that I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kj | 1/6/2012

    " I cannot say enough for the series & the author. I love it. All the dark sides of human nature that we hate to think about but have. Love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/26/2011

    " an Alex Deleware, Detective novel, must be around book #10 or so. I haven't read all the series, this book did a good job of standing alone outside the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenniffer | 12/20/2011

    " Another type of book that I usually don't read. Not too bad, worth reading once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 12/19/2011

    " Another brilliant Alex Delaware novel. Disturbing yet it grabs you right away. I am a big Jonathan Kellerman fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 11/17/2011

    " I had the feeling that I'd been here before as I read this book. Don't know why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Burden | 11/8/2011

    " Love it! I have read many of Jonathan Kellerman books. Perfect book to listen to in the car, inside of a rainy day or an afternoon at the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/7/2011

    " Very Good; Continuing character: psychologist Alex Delaware; Mensa like offshoot group is killing people who are society's misfits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 5/13/2011

    " This is a chilling read. Realistic and makes one shudder at times. Superb prose and hot pace. Structure as usual impeccable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 4/5/2011

    " My first with this author. I'm looking forward to starting at the beginning of the Deleware series.
    A lot like White's Gregory series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 1/16/2011

    " Two-haiku review:

    Cold case for Milo.
    Israeli girl on school trip,
    Embassy father.

    Other deaths emerge.
    Alex puts self in danger,
    Desperate for truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graceanne | 1/16/2011

    " Another amazing Kellerman read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 11/3/2010

    " Another brilliant Alex Delaware novel. Disturbing yet it grabs you right away. I am a big Jonathan Kellerman fan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 10/14/2010

    " very slow in getting started "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 10/6/2010

    " I'm a big Alex Delaware fan - - candy for my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 8/2/2010

    " An Alex Delaware serial killer cop conspiracy thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/15/2009

    " Good mystery. I could see step by step how they figured everything out, unlike some mysteries where you wonder where in the heck the charachters drew their conclusions from.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roblyn | 10/30/2009

    " This was a good Alex Delaware novel - some thought provoking material, good action at the end. Enjoyable distraction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 10/18/2009

    " A really good cop/psychologist thriller. This is a series based on Alex Delaware, a psychologist, and his friend Milo Sturgis, a LAPD detective. I love it when I find a good series- yay! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/7/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: psychologist Alex Delaware; Mensa like offshoot group is killing people who are society's misfits.
    "

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About the Author
Author Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he coauthored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. He and Faye live in California, New Mexico, and New York.

About the Narrator

John Rubinstein is an actor, composer, and director who won a Tony Award for his starring role in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards and being named a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2013.