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Stone Kiss (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus Novels)by Faye Kellerman
Synopses & Reviews
A brutal homicide three thousand miles away has just shattered the tranquility of Lt. Peter Decker's household. The frantic phone call sends him and his wife, Rina, on a plane east to the home of Decker's half brother, a rabbi whose brother-in-law's naked body was found in a sleazy Manhattan hotel room. Even more disturbing: the dead man's fifteen-year-old niece — and possibly the last person to see him alive — has disappeared, leaving her family crazed with worry about her safety.
The shocking crime propels Decker onto the streets of a city he hasn't walked in ten years, into an alien environment where his resources quickly run dry and the desperate hours pass without results. With little recourse, Decker is forced into New York's underbelly, seeking help from amoral souls who consider life as expendable as pocket change.
Obsessed with his mission to find the girl, Decker follows a labyrinthine trail of cover-ups and lies, of vile deeds and sinister secrets that pit brother against brother. Soon he's questioning the very essence of his faith, battling an unregenerate evil that threatens everything he holds dear — including Rina.
In Stone Kiss, Faye Kellerman once again casts her unerring eye on the dark impulses and abiding love that drive human beings to acts of savage violence and unexpected tenderness.
Rina Lazarus has some shocking news for her husband, LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker. A horrible murder has occurred in the family. Thrust into a maze of deceit, lies, and danger, the couple can't trust anyone, and when salvation is within Decker's grasp, it can only be delivered by a depraved lone wolf, hell-bent on his own personal vengeance.
One Dead. One Missing. One Man Who can't Look Away... In Los Angeles Lt. Peter Decker gets a frantic phone call from his family. A distant relative has been found naked and murdered in a seedy Manhattan hotel room and the man's niece, the last person who may have seen the victim alive, has disappeared. Crazed with worry, the girl's parents plead for Decker's help and soon he's racing across the continent to a city he hasn't seen in ten years. With few leads and less time, he plunges into New York's underbelly, a world where vile deeds, unregenerate evil, and sinister secrets pit brother against brother. And where Decker will question the very essence of his faith and fight for everything and everyone he holds dear-including his wife, Rina.
About the Author
FAYE KELLERMAN is the author of the bestselling Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels, as well as a thriller, Moon Music, and a historical novel, The Quality of Mercy. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jonathan Kellerman, and their children.
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