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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,978 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: Alexander Adams, Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date:
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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 television news crews feasted on the scene an 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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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • Scythe -sharp...a  great, good read. New York Daily  News
  • “Virtually impossible to put aside until the final horrifying showdown.”


  • “Kellerman’s meticulously constructed thriller, while leaning hard on the anti-Semitic component of its plot, again demonstrates how well the role of sleuth fits that of therapist; Alex, a little lost without former girlfriend Robin, speaks with a a unique, convincing voice.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Seth | 2/20/2014

    " Nothing special here. Too long, and the twists seem cookie cutter repeat of "When the bough breaks" Not recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Colleen | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. It had action from the start a lot of twists and turns and friendships. Dr. Alex Delaware gets into the thick of things because he was doing a friend a favor. I hope Dr. Delaware never learns to say no to favors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kay | 2/8/2014

    " In this Alex Delaware installment, after a snipper shoots off a rifle in a school yard of children, Milo calls Alex to come in and do damage control with the kids. The target turns out to be an Assemblyman visiting the kids. Surprisingly the deceased snipper is a young rather dull woman and Alex questions her motive. The deeper Alex digs into the woman's life, more people seem to be disappearing and dying. In this one Alex has a brief affair with the school principal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bonnie | 1/29/2014

    " I like all of the Alex Delaware books "

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About the Narrator

Alexander Adams was named by AudioFile as one of the Best Voices of the Century and now includes him in their annual Golden Voices roundup of top narration talent. He has recorded over 500 audiobooks. To date he has won eighteen of AudioFile‘s coveted Earphone Awards and one Audie Award.