By Jonathan Kellerman
Perennial bestseller and said grasp of the mental mystery, Jonathan Kellerman has created his such a lot riveting and remarkable paintings to this point within the Alex Delaware novel a few bothered and elusive younger girl whose brutal homicide forces the intense psychologist-detective to confront his personal fallibility.
Lauren Teague is a gorgeous, defiant, borderline-delinquent teen whilst her mom and dad convey her to Alex Delaware's workplace. yet for all Alex's ability and energy, Lauren resists—angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of many inevitable mess ups of a hard career. yet years later, while Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured leisure, either surgeon and sufferer are sticken with disgrace. And the final word horror occurs while, quickly after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is located dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the recommendation of his depended on buddy, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his dating with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, that allows you to pursue Lauren's assassin. As he investigates his younger patient's bothered earlier, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe mental experimentation and the intercourse undefined, after which into mortal possibility while lust and massive funds collide in Southern California.
Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, erotic, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a pushed man's own quest, breathtaking in its inventive plot, choked with unforgettable characters, and crowned off by means of a terrifying climax. this can be suspense fiction at its finest.
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Sunlight flickered through the windowpane in the study as dawn cut through the last of the night. Frank Malone stood by the window and stared out into the distance. Dressed now, completely aware, he was no longer the drugged man desperate to understand. Max paced in the room, tension evident in the taut lines of his body. At Frank’s words, Max stilled. ” Frank spun toward him. “I’m not going to bow to pressure, boy. I’m not going to—” “He’s your son,” Sam said, stunned. ” Didn’t the guy get it?
Fear flickered in her gaze. Smart—because she was right to fear him. His grin grew. ” He crushed his mouth to hers and eased his grip, just enough to let her wheeze in some air. A whimper hung between them. He took his time with her mouth. Enjoyed it, but this wasn’t the right place. Not for what he had in mind. And there was more work to do. His head lifted slowly. ” Because the plan he had—oh, it was going to be good. So damn good. The media had his story now. The Feds were watching. He’d give them something special to watch.
All the victims matter to me. That’s why I’m in this business. ” Protective detail. Right. He could always just have them both thrown out—he could throw them out. But if someone was watching, that person would see what was happening, and Max didn’t want to risk that exposure. “Just play it cool,” Dante advised him. “Listen to Sam. ” What? He was supposed to trust her? When she’d already lied to him? “Report when they make contact,” Dante told Sam. ” Max’s mouth opened to protest. ” Dante rushed to assure him.