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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman, John Rubinstein Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9780739376423
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Moses Reed and Aaron Fox have the same mother; their respective fathers were cops, friends, and partners. And despite their shared calling, their turbulent family history has set them at odds. Moses is a no-frills LAPD detective; Aaron is a smooth-talking private eye. Usually they go their separate ways, but the disappearance of straight-A student Caitlin Frostig isn’t usual. Reluctantly tag-teaming to crack a cold case that won’t die, Moses and Aaron descend into the sinister underside of the City of Angels. Surrounded by twisted millionaire moguls, tarnished trophy wives, and famous faces with hellish secrets, they pull no punches as they penetrate the strange, seductive world of glamour, wealth, and power to keep L.A.’s dark dreamland from claiming another lost soul.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Jonathan Kellerman’s novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit. Orlando Sentinel
  • No one does psychological suspense as well as Jonathan Kellerman. Detroit Free Press

  • “[Jonathan] Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning. New York Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 2/13/2014

    " somewhat different for kellerman since delaware and milo are bit characters, but the relationship between half brothers was intriguing and i enjoyed it. good ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/10/2014

    " If you are looking for Kellerman's usual characters, Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis, they play extremely minor roles in this book. The two main characters were introduced in the last Kellerman book. One is a Caucasian police detective who is a bit rough around the edges, and the other is an African-American private detective who dresses in designer suits. They happen to have the same mother, and much animosity between them. They both end up working on the same missing persons case. It is interesting to see how they come to share evidence and solve the case. I miss Alex and Milo, though! "

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

    " Basic Jonathan Kellerman story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 2/3/2014

    " ok - writing seemed flat to me. characters ok but also flat, almost as if someone else is writing this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 1/30/2014

    " This was sub-par for Kellerman. I expect better from him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree | 1/22/2014

    " The dynamics between Moses and Aaron are interesting. This book tells more of the story of when they were young, but it still didn't fully explain why Mo is not a fan of Aaron. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/20/2014

    " More like a 3.5 star rating, the story sped along but ended just so-so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/14/2014

    " The investigations of Moe Reed and Aaron Fox who were tertiary characters in an earlier novel...step-brothers of a widow...fathered by a black white then white policeman...with mutual animus between them are thrown together...interesting character development and study of sibling rivalry...the plot is just a so-so sordid Hollywood murder mystery...comforting to note they consult with both Alex Delaware and his close friend Milo Sturgis...a fun read, well worth my time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine Lanaghan | 1/13/2014

    " Was a bit of a slog to keep going. Not a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Layne | 12/31/2013

    " I really enjoyed this mystery novel. It had great characters and a plot that kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/25/2013

    " I enjoyed the complexity of the relationship between the brothers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Miller | 11/30/2013

    " Another great book from Jonathan Kellerman. In this book he combines characters from past books and also manages to get in a mention of his wife's main character from her book "Peter Decker". Great, Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrissy | 11/29/2013

    " So far...a slow start. Bring Alex Delaware back for more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 11/22/2013

    " No action. A lot of going over and over what the clues are. Confusion of who were these guys? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 11/14/2013

    " Not an Alex Delaware novel but with all the familiar faces. Coming from the perspectives of two very different detectives and with some very interesting glimpses into their background, this book does not play out in the more typical fashion of other Kellerman books. A good read all around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/9/2013

    " Another hit for Kellerman. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 9/2/2013

    " This book was, as always, good. I read it in a day. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sdunbar | 11/5/2012

    " I listened to this one, and really had a hard time holding on to who was who and why I was even interested in them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 10/28/2012

    " Pretty good. I really think we need half-stars, so this would be a 3.5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 7/15/2012

    " Interesting see Kellerman focus on a couple of new characters. I was disappointed only in that this story did not have the same paced action as many of his other books. This one was a little dry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 6/10/2012

    " Not enough of Dr Delaware "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny Gumbel | 5/11/2012

    " Not his best novel, but I still love Kellreman as an author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina Potter Bieloh | 3/25/2012

    " It was a decent read. Some parts were really good - some of the relationships were very interesting. Some parts kind of dark and yuck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/28/2012

    " This writer always tells a good story. The story grabs you from the first page. His protaganists are 2 characters he introduced the last book, Moses Reed and Aaron Fox who are 1/2 brothers and one is white and one is black. The story of a missing girl becomes a search for another girl and a baby. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally Andrews | 12/1/2011

    " Did not like it as well as I have all of Kellerman's others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/9/2011

    " This was my first introduction to Moses Reed and Aaron Fox and a Kellerman book that isn't Alex Cross. The story line was engrosing enough but the ending felt flat and anti-climatic.

    On the bright side I really enjoy audio books on long car trips!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/2/2011

    " Enjoyed the interaction of the two brothers while solving the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 4/10/2011

    " Pretty gripping with a good twist at the end... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 3/3/2011

    " In my humble opinion, not among Jonathan Kellerman's best... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Avary | 2/22/2011

    " OK. Seemed kind of long and slow. Obviously, I was reading it for a long time, which may have made it seem that way! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CinintheCity | 2/7/2011

    " Love that Kellerman paints a picture of Los Angeles during the late 30-50's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 1/27/2011

    " this book features a new team of detectives who are brothers. they were introduced in a previous alex delaware novel. great characters! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 12/16/2010

    " Competent as always but I got bored with all the designer clothes descriptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jahi "Providence" | 12/2/2010

    " Love the way Jonathan Kellerman develops stories and the characters within. I can't keep up! (but I'll keep trying to read all of his books) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 11/19/2010

    " Psychological suspense gets to you at your core! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muriel | 11/4/2010

    " This was a good "beach" read. Unfortunately, I had to leave the beach before I finished it. It was entertaining with an interesting dynamic between two brothers with the same mother, but different fathers.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Layne | 10/13/2010

    " I really enjoyed this mystery novel. It had great characters and a plot that kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tjwait | 10/1/2010

    " Jonathon Kellerman is one of my favorite mystery authors. This book doesn't disappoint "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L8blmr | 9/20/2010

    " Another winner, with close ties to the Alex Delaware series. Love the way this guy writes. "

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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.