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ISBN13: 9780345452627
ISBN10: 0345452623
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Publisher Comments:

No one conducts a more chilling, suspenseful, thoroughly engrossing tour through the winding corridors of criminal behavior and the secret chambers of psychopathology than Jonathan Kellerman, the bestselling "master of the psychological thriller" (People). Now the incomparable team of psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, into the dark places where risk runs high and blood runs cold.

It's a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu — battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor.

The details of the nightmarish event are shocking and brutal: The couple was carjacked at gunpoint by a masked assailant and subjected to a horrific regimen of confinement, starvation and assault.

But before long, doubts arise about the couple's story, and as forensic details unfold, the abduction is exposed as a hoax. Charged as criminals themselves, the aspiring actors claim emotional problems, and the court orders psychological evaluation for both.

Michaela is examined by Alex Delaware, who finds that her claims of depression and stress ring true enough. But they don't explain her lies, and Alex is certain that there are hidden layers in this sordid psychodrama that even he hasn't been able to penetrate.

Nevertheless, the case is closed — only to be violently reopened when Michaela is savagely murdered. When the police look for Dylan, they find that he's gone. Is he the killer or a victim himself? Casting their dragnet into the murkiest corners of L.A., Delaware and Sturgis unearth more questions than answers — including a host of eerily identical killings. What really happened to the couple who cried wolf? And what bizarre and brutal epidemic is infecting the city with terror, madness, and sudden, twisted death?

Review:

"In bestseller Kellerman's pulse-pounding 20th Alex Delaware novel (after 2005's Rage), the Los Angeles psychologist looks into the murder of attractive 23-year-old Michaela Brand, an aspiring actress. Soon after Michaela and a fellow acting student, 24-year-old Dylan Meserve, achieve their 15 minutes of fame by staging their abduction, their hoax is exposed and Michaela turns up dead in circumstances reminiscent of her faked assault. Delaware joins forces with his sometimes official partner in crime, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and together they pursue an investigative trail littered with corpses leading to an unconventional acting school and the family of the eccentric woman who runs it. While the murderer's identity may not be that surprising, the author's ability to convey the unrelenting sadness of his characters' lives and his deep psychological insights will satisfy those looking for more than mere thrills." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[A] satisfying, suspense-filled mystery." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, as they are pitted against a serial killer targeting Hollywood starlets in Kellerman's latest #1 New York Times bestseller.

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Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors.

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smilesndeed, June 24, 2012 (view all comments by smilesndeed)
Seriously this book was exciting since the very first few pages. Fast and fueled by a string of events and circumstances that show the reader a great thriller. Twists and turns throughout the entire book. Well done.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345452627
Author:
Kellerman, Jonathan
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Alex Delaware Novels
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.87 x 4.18 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 480 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345452627 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In bestseller Kellerman's pulse-pounding 20th Alex Delaware novel (after 2005's Rage), the Los Angeles psychologist looks into the murder of attractive 23-year-old Michaela Brand, an aspiring actress. Soon after Michaela and a fellow acting student, 24-year-old Dylan Meserve, achieve their 15 minutes of fame by staging their abduction, their hoax is exposed and Michaela turns up dead in circumstances reminiscent of her faked assault. Delaware joins forces with his sometimes official partner in crime, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and together they pursue an investigative trail littered with corpses leading to an unconventional acting school and the family of the eccentric woman who runs it. While the murderer's identity may not be that surprising, the author's ability to convey the unrelenting sadness of his characters' lives and his deep psychological insights will satisfy those looking for more than mere thrills." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A] satisfying, suspense-filled mystery."
"Synopsis" by , Psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, as they are pitted against a serial killer targeting Hollywood starlets in Kellerman's latest #1 New York Times bestseller.
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