Flesh and Blood: Alex Delaware, Book 15 By Jonathan Kellerman


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Perennial and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility.

Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delawares office. But for all Alexs skill and effort, Lauren resists - angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag partys featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are stricken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Laurens brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley.

Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover Robin Castagna in order to pursue Laurens murderer. As he investigates his young patients troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California.

Jonathan Kellermans LA is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind opening in its drama of a driven mans personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest.

©2001 Jonathan Kellerman (P)2016 Random House Audio

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