AN INTENSE AND ADDICTIVE MYSTERY YOU WON''T WANT TO MISS! The twenty-fifth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman A murder On a suburban street in upstate New York, a body is discovered. 26-year-old Brady Neil lived a simple life-his murder seems senseless. But then Detective Peter Decker discovers Brady''s father was convicted of murder many years ago. A disappearance Decker begins to suspect Brady''s death is connected to his father''s crimes. Then one of Brady''s closest friends vanishes, a pool of blood the only clue to his fate. A ruthless killer who must be stopped Who would savagely kill two innocent men? With his wife Rina''s help, Decker must use all his skill to put the pieces of this deadly puzzle together...before the killer strikes again.
Le lieutenant Decker se voit confier une affaire de double homicide, commis dans un quartier chic de Los Angeles. Les victimes, des femmes, menaient une vie en apparence sans histoire. Mais si Decker a appris une chose au cours de sa carrière, c'est que tout le monde - plus peut-être encore à Los Angeles qu'ailleurs - dissimule sa part d'ombre derrière une façade de respectabilité. L'enquête lui donne bientôt raison : Adrianna, l'une des victimes, appartenait à un cercle où sexe, violence et argent se mêlent dangereusement. De quoi orienter l'enquête vers l'entourage de la jeune femme, même si Decker devine que cette affaire, qui fait sérieusement de l'ombre aux palmiers de la Cité des Anges, est bien plus qu'une simple histoire de luxure et de dollars.
Entre jalousie et rivalités familiales, enquête autour d'un trafic d'argent sale.
3 heures du matin. Le lieutenant Peter Decker est appelé au ranch du milliardaire Guy Kaffey. Une épouvantable scène de crime l'y attend : Kaffey, son épouse et trois de leurs employés ont été tués par balle. Le magnat de l'immobilier s'était taillé une réputation de philantrope en engageant d'anciens délinquants pour les aider à se réinsérer. A-t-il été victime de son entourage ?
Pour découvrir la vérité, Decker va devoir s'immerger dans un Los Angeles très éloigné des clichés de Hollywood. Jusqu'à ce que sa femme, jurée dans un procès, se retrouve par hasard au coeur de son enquête... et sur le chemin des tueurs.
Une intrigue aux ramifications inattendues, avec pour décor le paysage urbain de Los Angeles.
The twenty-sixth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman The woods hide many secrets... When Bertram Lanz, a developmentally disabled man, goes missing from a local diner, detective Peter Decker is put on the case. Very quickly, he realizes there is more to the disappearance than meets the eye when he discovers Lanz''s nurse is missing too, and blood is found in her house. Then, while combing the woods, searchers discover the remains of a young man who vanished during a camping trip years ago. Juggling a hot case and a cold case, Decker races to find justice for the families. But as the answers become ever more elusive, he is forced to question if the woods will ever give up their dark secrets . . . and if these intertwining cases will ever be solved. Praise for Faye Kellerman ''Kellerman is an excellent writer'' The Times ''Very exciting'' Daily Mail ''Brutal but thoughtful and well plotted, fast moving and well told'' Observer ''Sensational'' Mirror ''Kellerman creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, against a background of seediness, violence and distrust'' Sunday Telegraph
The gripping new crime novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. They thought the murders were over. But now theres a new victim.
Late one night, Sergeant Pete Decker discovers an abandoned toddler wearing blood-stained pyjamas and covered in bee-stings. Decker and his partner Marge Dunn resolve to find her parents, but nothing prepares them for the gruesome mystery they find themselves stirring up.
The twenty-third book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman It has been almost a year since Greenbury''s last murder. Detective Peter Decker has enjoyed the slower pace of his new job with the upstate police department. Then he receives a phone call from his captain. A male body has been found in the local woods. It appears to be a suicide - single shot to the head, gun by his side - but until the coroner makes the final determination, Decker and his partner Tyler McAdams must treat the scene as a suspicious crime. Identifying the body takes Decker and McAdams into the indecipherable upper echelons of mathematics at Kneed Loft College - a sphere of scheming academics, hidden cyphers and most dangerous of all, a realm of underworld crime where even the most conscientious students can become cold and calculating. It will take all of Decker''s wits and McAdams''s brains to penetrate enigmatic formulas and codes to solve a dark, twisted tale created by depraved masterminds.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FAYE KELLERMAN DELIVERS AN ELECTRIFYING NOVEL OF SUSPENSE AS A YOUNG MAN'S INVESTIGATION INTO HIS SISTER'S DEATH DRAWS HIM INTO THE PATH OF A SADISTIC SERIAL KILLER. HE WENT SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH. NOW A KILLER HAS FOUND HIM. THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE MORE THERE IS TO FEAR...FOUR YEARS AGO, FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD ELLEN VICKSBURG WENT MISSING IN THE QUIET TOWN OF RIVER REMEZ, NEW MEXICO. ELLEN WAS KIND, STUDIOUS, AND UNIVERSALLY LIKED. HER YOUNGER BROTHER, BEN, COULD IMAGINE NOTHING WORSE THAN NEVER KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED TO HER-UNTIL, ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH, HE FOUND HER BODY IN A SHALLOW GRAVE BY THE RIVER'S EDGE. BEN, NOW SIXTEEN, IS COMMITTED TO FINDING THE MONSTER WHO ABDUCTED AND STRANGLED ELLEN. POLICE BELIEVE SHE WAS THE VICTIM OF A PSYCHOPATH KNOWN AS THE DEMON. BUT BEN-A MATH GEEK TOO SMART FOR HIS HIGH-SCHOOL CLASSES-CONTINUES TO PORE OVER THE EVIDENCE AT THE LOCAL POLICE PRECINCT, GAINING AN UNLIKELY ALLY IN HIS SCHOOL'S POPULAR NEW GIRL, RO MAJORS. IN HIS SISTER'S FILES, BEN'S ANALYTICAL MIND SEES PATTERNS THAT DON'T FIT, TINY THREADS THAT HE ADDS TO THE CLUES FROM OTHER SIMILAR UNSOLVED MURDERS. AS THE BODY COUNT RISES, A PICTURE EMERGES OF AN ADVERSARY WHO IS AS CUNNING AND METHODICAL AS HE IS TWISTED. AT FIRST THE POLICE VIEW BEN'S INVESTIGATION WITH SUSPICION. SOON HIS OBSESSION WILL MARK HIM AS A THREAT. BUT UNCOVERING THE TRUTH MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO KEEP BEN AND THOSE HE LOVES SAFE FROM A RELENTLESS KILLER WHO HAS NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE.
Fourteen short crime tales feature the partnership of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus and include three previously unpublished works, as well as two essays drawn from the author's personal life.
An incredible new story from New York Times bestselling author, Faye Kellerman! The next exciting installment in her series starring Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus and featuring psychopath Chris Donatti and his son Gabe.
LAPD Lieutenant Detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly taken on the parental and moral obligations of raising fifteen year old, Gabriel Whitman after his parents unceremoniously dumped the boy into their care. Gabe is a brilliant piano prodigy - an enigmatic teen who is both gifted and secretive - who seems to have adapted well to his new environment. But Decker knew only too well what secret lives teenagers live. This point is brought home when Decker learns of another tragedy, the suicide of fifteen year-old Gregory Hesse.
The day after the suicide, Gregory's mother, Wendy, appears unannounced at the West Valley police station, claiming to anyone who'd listen that her son's death was no impulsive act. Intrigued by Wendy's words and conviction, Detective Lieutenant Peter Decker decides to look into Gregory's file. After Decker discovers that the gun used in the tragedy was stolen, Decker assigns his top investigators, Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver, to the case. The inquiry takes on a more nefarious tone when another suicide - this time a sixteen year old girl - occurs just weeks later. Both teens were enrolled at the same elite prep school - Bell and Wakefield - an exclusive playground from the children of the rich as well as a pressure cooker academically. As the detectives probe, they uncover a particular group of nasty high-school students with a predilection for guns and violence.
The situation becomes especially frightening when Decker realizes he knows almost nothing about the boy living under his roof. Having been home schooled, Gabe is basically on his own, keeping odd hours, coming and going as he pleases. This is especially unnerving since Gabe's father, Christopher Donatti, is a former hit man who is now living the good life as the proprietor of several bordellos in Nevada. The case and all its terrifying ramifications take Decker and his detectives down a dark alley of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances, culminating into a heart-stopping point of no-return.
Detective Sergeant Romulus Poe, assigned to a murder that echoes of a 25-year-old unsolved case, discovers his partner, Steve Jensen, had an affair with the woman. As Poe watches Jensen's wife, he begins to wonder whether her investigations might hold a key to the murder.
Fille du célèbre inspecteur du LAPD Peter Decker, Cynthia Decker vient d'entrer dans la police contre l'avis de son père et semble bien décidée à se passer de ses conseils, voire de son aide, lorsqu'elle commence à se sentir menacée. D'abord, ce sont des effets personnels qu'elle voit disparaître, puis elle a l'impression d'être suivie. Serait-ce, comme le dit un de ses collègues, le résultat d'un bizutage répugnant ou y a-t-il plus ? Pendant ce temps, ce père dont elle aimerait bien s'émanciper enquête sur des vols de voitures (certains avec enlèvements) qui semblent l'isoler de sa fille. Jusqu'au jour où la maison de Cynthia étant visitée, et de quelle manière, il faut se rendre à l'évidence : c'est à elle qu'on en a et il faut tout faire pour arrêter un processus qui met tout le monde en danger.
LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are back for another riveting thriller follow-up to 2007's 'The Burnt House', from the bestselling Faye Kellerman
The savage murder of beloved teacher Bennett Little shocked a community and baffled police. That his killer was never caught has haunted one of his pupils in particular, the gifted but shy Genoa Greeves.
Eighteen years later, software billionaire Genoa reads of a similar carjacking and murder in Hollywood. Now able to wield enormous influence, she pressures the LAPD to direct Lieutenant Peter Decker to re-open the case and solve the homicides.
With Decker facing nothing but cold trails and dead leads, he enlists the help of his daughter, Hollywood detective Cindy, as well as Rina, his wife. It's a decision he may come to regret as the line between cops and robbers gets dangerously blurred. Now Decker's cold case is re-awakening treacherous secrets in a city where the price of fame has no limits...
A riveting new thriller from Faye Kellerman, featuring LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus
Guy Kaffey thought his wealth could acquire anything- including the best security money can buy. When his family are gunned to death on their vast Butterfly Ranch estate, it's clear that he was tragically wrong.
Lieutenant Peter Decker of the LAPD is given the task of piecing together what happened. From the start, he suspects an inside job and that the answer lies with Kaffey's fortune. The daunting scale of Kaffey's business empire produces no shortage of suspects: from members of his bodyguard, to business partners, rival tycoons, even family members.
But as LA's ferocious street gangs hire themselves out to unknown paymasters in a cycle of revenge and death, Decker's own family is threatened. And if a billionaire like Kaffey can't protect his own, what hope does Decker have?
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus face a familiar sociopath in this electrifying tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.
When LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker reluctantly agrees to do a big favour for old friend Teresa McLaughlin, he knows that his involvement will bring her sociopathic husband, Chris Donatti, back into his life. But then Terry goes missing and Donatti disappears, leaving their 14-year-old son Gabe behind.
Meanwhile Adrianna Blanc, a party-loving nurse, is found swinging from the rafters of a house in a wealthy suburban area. Her last phone call announced she was breaking up with her philandering boyfriend and Decker questions whether it was in fact suicide.
With lives hanging in the balance, Decker and his team need to find answers fast. At home matters are just as precarious: while Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus want to look after young Gabe, with Donatti on the loose, no one is really ever safe...
A gripping novel from the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series - published in the USA as GUN GAMES - from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.
The twenty-first book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman
A call from the Homicide desk shatters LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker's hopes of a peaceful evening. Residents in a local building have been complaining of a putrid smell coming from an apartment rented by Hobart Penny, an eccentric aging engineer who made millions from aerospace patents and inventions.
Well over 80, and a recluse for the last 25 years, it wasn't surprising that the troubled genius might have died without anyone knowing. However, as Decker steps inside, it's clear that this is a murder scene...
Who could have killed someone who lived a quarter of a century as a hermit? But there is no shortage of suspects. Penny's children describe their father as a cruel and vicious man; while his second wife, twenty years his junior, knew a man with strange addictions and brutal tastes; and reports of frequent visits from prostitutes only add to the list of suspects.
A thorough search reveals further evidence of a disturbed, depraved man: human body parts.
So just who was Hobart Penny? A brilliant inventor, a sexual predator or a callous killer?
The fifth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman
LAPD Detective Peter Decker doesn't know quite what to make of Lilah Brecht. The beautiful, eccentric spa owner and daughter of a faded Hollywood legend, Lilah was beaten, robbed, and raped in her own home-'and claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon. With his heart and mind on his pregnant young wife, Rina Lazarus, at home, Peter finds it hard to put much credence in the victim's outrageous claims, or to become too deeply involved with her equally odd brothers and aging film star mom. But when Lilah's dark visions turn frighteningly real, Decker's world will be severely rocked-'as the false prophet's secrets and obsessions entrap him . . . and point a killer toward Decker's own vulnerable family.
The sixth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman
The birth of their baby girl has filled Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Detective Peter Decker, with joy mingled with sorrow, since complications have ensured that they can have no more children. But the situation is grim at the hospital, which has been devastated by severe budget cutbacks and staff shortages. And when a respected nurse vanishes along with a newborn from the nursery, Peter and Rina fear for the safety of their own precious child-'especially when the missing nurse's car is found at the bottom of a cliff ... with a corpse inside.
A most grievous sin has been committed. In pursuit of justice, Decker-'with the help of his tough-as-nails partner, Madge, and an able assist from his teenage daughter Cindy-'follows a twisted path that winds through a sinister maze of hospital politics, misplaced passions, and torturous mind games that can all too easily lead to murder.