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Serpent's Tooth: A Peter Decker/rina Lazarus Novel (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)

Serpent's Tooth: A Peter Decker/rina Lazarus Novel (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers) [Kindle Edition]

Faye Kellerman
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In the tenth thriller of the series, Pete Decker battles to bring a ruthless killer to justice without endangering his career - or his life ...

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A man walks into a trendy Los Angeles restaurant -- a disgruntled ex-employee with an automatic weapon -- and seconds later, thirteen people are dead and thirty-two more have been wounded. It is a heinous act of mass slaughter that haunts Homicide Detective Peter Decker.

But, though eyewitnesses saw only the lone gunman -- who apparently took his own life after his bloody work was done -- evidence suggests more than one weapon was fired. It is a disturbing inconsistency that sends Decker racing headlong into a sordid, labyrinthine world of Southern California money and power, on an investigation that threatens to destroy his reputation and his career.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 352 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0747252300
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reissue edition (13 Oct 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W9164S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in St. Louis, Faye Kellerman is one of the most highly considered US crime authors. Her first novel, 'The Ritual Bath' (1986) introduced Sergeant Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. It also won the 1987 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. Kellerman currently lives in Beverly Hills with her husband and four children.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than average, but... 17 Feb 1999
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OK, I'm a fan, but I have to admit that Faye Kellerman can be guilty of treading the same path repeatedly. Peter Decker is a superbly drawn character, if a little messianic in his rediscovery of faith and his endurance of suffering. Not too good to be true, but certainly there are one or two moments when the suspension of disbelief is essential. The plot here is Biblical in theme, complete with a massacre, (v. Old Testament), sundry wickedness, familial disloyalty, and opportunities for redemption through loyalty for Decker's extended family and his tribe of followers, friends and colleagues. The trick that Kellerman holds together is to make her theme relevant and realistic. What distracted me was the way that some themes were opened and then abandoned, as if Kellerman can't quite round the whole story up in time for the conclusion. (It's not a spoiler if I ask what was the relevance of Rina doing the books for the yeshiva ? There's plenty enough evidence for her independence and talent anyway. If she's needed to help inspire Decker, why can't he just ask her straight out, or why can't she just volunteer an opinion ? Or have I missed a trick here ?) Anyway, the long and the short is that this is better than ninety percent of the landfill in waiting that gets published, but it's not as good as Kellerman can manage on top form.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic Kellerman 29 Jun 2014
By hilgee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I re- read this book (as I do many of Faye Kellerman) - this is a great mix of Rina and Peter family life as well as the detective story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars serpents tooth 25 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Faye Kellerman you haven't disappointed me yet, another great read, thank you I will be coming back for more, am taking a little time out to sample some other authors
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