Gun Games

Gun Games

A Decker/Lazarus Novel

Book - 2012
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"[Kellerman] does for the American cop what P. D. James has done for the British mystery, lifting it beyond its genre."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"No one working in the crime genre is better."
--Baltimore Sun

In Gun Games, the sensational Faye Kellerman once again showcases Peter Decker of the LAPD and Rina Lazarus, arguably the most popular husband and wife team in contemporary crime fiction. A rash of shocking adolescent suicides at an elite Los Angeles private school is at the heart of this gripping thriller that also focuses on the troubled teen Decker and Lazarus have brought into their home: Gabriel Whitman, the son of a psychopath. Herself one-half of one of noir fiction's true "power couples"--along with her husband, acclaimed mystery writer Jonathan Kellerman--Faye Kellerman once again demonstrates how American police procedural writing is done to perfection with Gun Games.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062066961
Branch Call Number: M KEL
Characteristics: 375 p. ;,24 cm


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May 26, 2012

Well what can i say - i was quite disappointed in this book - it lacked a good ending. Even though it was primarily about
Gabe it still lacked her usual style something is missing in this book.

May 07, 2012

Not one of her best--the focus was much more on their foster son Gabe and his girlfriend than on Peter and Rina. If I wanted to read teen romances, I'd read teen romances!

Mar 21, 2012

A good Decker/Lazarus novel with the usual police and Jewish family contradictions and problems. A good twist is that the main character in this book is the kid that they have let move in to their house.
He is a 14 year old piano prodigy who is studying at USC and has been accepted at Julliard and Harvard.
He also happens to be the child of a mobster father who's sometimes crazy, who also had serious run-ins with Decker who was protecting the child's mother.
Mother took off to India and Dad is running brothels in Vegas so the Deckers have become temporary foster parents so Gabriel can hone his massive musical skills and have a reasonably safe home environment, which both of his parents know the Decker's have only Gabe's well-being and nurturing as their priority.
But, something happens at the beginning of the book to Gabe that puts him in danger and he's not able to tell Peter ot Rina. A good read.

Feb 15, 2012

I love these characters. Good plot and read.

btmslt Feb 01, 2012

Another goodie from Kellerman. Howver, this book is not one of her better ones. Not so many twists/turns/unexpectedness. Nonetheless, it was still an enjoyable read.

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