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on 17 February 1999
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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on 18 September 2015
Very believable plot starring Leutenant Peter Decker and his orthodox Jewish wife. Rina. Lots of domestic details, with his daughter planning to join the force to his dismay. Part of a long series and in this one there are indications that Decker is actually thinking of retiring ..... surely not.
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on 18 June 2015
The usual cast of characters from the series in this long Peter Decker police procedural which starts with mass murder and winds its way through the orthodox Jewish background to a hard to believe conclusion. Not recommended except for fans hooked on the series.
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on 11 April 2013
Love all the Faye Kellerman books especially the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series, keep 'em coming please as I'm going on holiday soon and need somemore kindle downloads.
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on 25 September 2013
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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on 29 June 2014
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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on 30 July 2014
Can I return this particular order, since I have read it before and change it for another.
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on 15 January 2011
I love Faye Kellerman, but the quality of this second hand book was poor.
Be careful when buying books on ebay. Is it always better to pay extra and buy a new copy with free P&P?
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on 2 January 2016
Perfect
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on 23 August 2015
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