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From Jonathan Kellerman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international #1 bestselling author of The Genius, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year.

A burned-out LA detective, a woman of mystery who is far more than she seems, a grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of retribution—when these three collide, a new standard of suspense is born.

The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer.

Detective Jacob Lev wakes one morning, dazed and confused. He seems to have picked up a beautiful woman in a bar the night before, but he can’t remember anything about the encounter, and before he knows it, she has gone. But this mystery pales in comparison to the one he’s about to be called on to solve. Newly reassigned to a Special Projects squad he didn’t even know existed, he’s sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood Division. There is no body, only an unidentified head lying on the floor of a house. Seared into a kitchen counter nearby is a single word: the Hebrew for justice.

Detective Lev is about to embark on an odyssey—through Los Angeles, through many parts of the United States, through London and Prague, but most of all, through himself. All that he has believed to be true will be upended—and not only his world, but the world itself, will be changed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An extraordinary work of detection, suspense, and supernatural mystery. I spent three days totally lost in the world Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman have created. This is brilliant, page-turning fiction with mythic underpinnings that give it a special resonance; a rare collaboration where the sum is truly greater than the parts. The book is like nothing I’ve ever read before. It sort of took my breath away.”

    Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “They have a way of scaring you, of chasing sleep away, these psychological thrillers that send your heart thumping. Imagine, then, what you are in for when two masters of the genre decide to collaborate. The result is The Golem of Hollywood…[a] complicated, often chilling journey of discovery.”

    Huffington Post

  • “When father and son Jonathan and Jason Kellerman join forces, you can expect a good story. This ambitious collaboration covers several different time periods and includes a fascinating imagining of the mythic golem of Jewish tradition, giving the novel a slight paranormal bent.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “A sprawling contemporary whodunit steeped in religious mythology, gruesome violence, and the supernatural…This is a witty, propulsive, and frequently chilling read; its phantasmagorical elements are blended seamlessly enough with its up-to-the-minute crime-genre trappings to give its imaginative speculations some eerie plausibility. One caveat: The snappy back and forth between characters works better in the contemporary segments than in the ancient ones. But what’s a few stray anachronisms in a story as ambitious and as entertaining as this? Any mystery that leaves you as satisfied with its lingering questions as it does with its solutions is worth your patronage.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Combining the procedural structure of Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware novels with the character-driven plotting of son Jesse’s fiction, the novel is a solidly plotted thriller that takes its compelling lead character, Detective Lev, deep into some Old World mysteries. Very nicely done.”

    Booklist

  • “Here’s a winning blend of narrator and material. John Rubenstein is a perfect choice to portray Jacob Lev…With his deliberate pacing, Rubenstein captures the dogged yet confused Lev, and, in equally adept performances, brings alive those around him, including his father (a rabbi) and the many people he meets during his investigation. Rubenstein and the authors create an exciting journey, not just across the globe but through time as well.”

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