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Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel (Alex Delaware Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellermans brilliant storytelling. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. Alex Delaware.

A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killers use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware.

What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spirals outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L.A. society to its desperate edges; across the paths of commodities brokers and transvestite hookers; and as far away as New York City, where the search thaws out a long-cold case and exposes a grotesque homicidal crusade. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death-and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.

Review:

"Rubinstein, who has had a long, successful run as the voice of Kellerman's popular hero, Dr. Alex Delaware, has seldom been more appreciated than on this rather mediocre entry in the series. While the doctor and his gruff, gay LAPD detective pal Milo Sturgis slog through a now too-familiar witness-to-witness search for a killer (in this case, a particularly loathsome one who uses disguises and pricy black automobiles), Rubinstein revs up the action, providing the secondary characters with an energetic array of on-target vocals and refining and deepening his stellar interpretations of the leads. Thanks to him, there's a nuanced wistfulness in Delaware's approach to both the hunt for the killer and his ever-shifting relationship with girlfriend Robin. And Sturgis's gravelly growl has a definitive quality that suggests a maturity both tougher and more thoughtful than in the past. Simultaneous release with the Ballantine hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 25). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In Kellerman's latest supercharged thriller, Detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware square off against the most sadistic murderer they've ever encountered and unearth more than they bargained for. Unabridged. 10 CDs.

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the worlds most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to more than two dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butchers Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, and Twisted. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored the bestsellers Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is the author of numerous essays, short stories, scientific articles, two childrens books, and three volumes of psychology. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar®, and Anthony awards, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico.Their four children include the novelist Jesse Kellerman.Visit his website at www.jonathankellerman.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739307236
Subtitle:
An Alex Delaware Novel
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Rubinstein, John
Read:
Rubinstein, John
Author:
Kellerman, Jonathan
Author:
Rubinstein, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Eight CD
Series:
Jonathan Kellerman
Publication Date:
20080325
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.12x5.20x1.17 in. .55 lbs.
Media Run Time:
600

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Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel (Alex Delaware Novels)
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Product details pages Random House Audible - English 9780739307236 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rubinstein, who has had a long, successful run as the voice of Kellerman's popular hero, Dr. Alex Delaware, has seldom been more appreciated than on this rather mediocre entry in the series. While the doctor and his gruff, gay LAPD detective pal Milo Sturgis slog through a now too-familiar witness-to-witness search for a killer (in this case, a particularly loathsome one who uses disguises and pricy black automobiles), Rubinstein revs up the action, providing the secondary characters with an energetic array of on-target vocals and refining and deepening his stellar interpretations of the leads. Thanks to him, there's a nuanced wistfulness in Delaware's approach to both the hunt for the killer and his ever-shifting relationship with girlfriend Robin. And Sturgis's gravelly growl has a definitive quality that suggests a maturity both tougher and more thoughtful than in the past. Simultaneous release with the Ballantine hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 25). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In Kellerman's latest supercharged thriller, Detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware square off against the most sadistic murderer they've ever encountered and unearth more than they bargained for. Unabridged. 10 CDs.
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