As a lieutenant in the LAPD, homicide detective Peter Decker doesn't get many calls at 3 a.m. unless a case is nasty, sensational - or both. Someone has broken into the exclusive Coyote Ranch compound of billionaire developer Guy Kaffey and viciously gunned him down, along with his wife and four employees. A well-known figure on both the business and society pages, Kaffey, with his sons and his younger brother, Mace, built most of the shopping malls in Southern California and earned a reputation for philanthropy, donating millions to worthy causes. It doesn't take long for Peter, his trusted detectives Scott Oliver and Marge Dunn, and the rest of his homicide team to figure out that the gruesome killings must be an inside job. Things become even more entangled when they discover that Kaffey's largesse had included organizations that extended second chances to delinquents, many of whom Kaffey had hired for his personal security. But was the job pure murder/robbery or something even more twisted?
A developer of Kaffey's magnitude doesn't make billions without making more enemies with blood grudges. With leads taking the team across L.A., up and down the Golden State, and into Mexico, Decker is plenty busy - and plenty thankful not to have to worry about his wife, Rina Lazarus, getting caught up in this deadly case. Rina is out of harm's way, serving on a jury at the courthouse. But then a chance encounter with a court translator who needs her help leads Rina into the terrifying heart of her husband's murder investigations - and straight into the path of a gang of ruthless killers. To protect Rina, Decker must find his prey before death unites his two worlds.
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By CBDC on 24-09-09
I don't know what it is about Decker and his family but I find them such nice people that I listen happily to the books as if the narration weren't really about murder and mayhem (which they are). The courage and genuine humanity of the Decker family influences my experience of the book. The story is good, not great - but good enough to make me read on.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Emily on 12-09-09
I've liked many of Kellerman's books, but this one is just awful. The dialogue sinks to the level of stupid and totally unnecessary, as if the author were trying to reach a page limit and needed filler. The story is uninteresting and slow, and the narrator's voices make several of the main characters sound like cartoon characters. The book is really not worth listening to.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful