In New York Times best-selling author Kellerman's (www.fayekellerman.net) 18th Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus title, following The Mercedes Coffin (2008), billionaire developer Guy Kaffey, his wife, and four employees are all murdered one night at his tightly guarded ranch. With the help of an eavesdropping blind court interpreter, Peter and Rina, now Peter's wife, work to uncover the killer's identity. Actor/narrator Mitchell Greenberg's (Sacred and Profane) performance is adequate, but he doesn't display enough variation in tone and voice for listeners to be able to differentiate easily among the many characters. For all suspense/thriller collections and Kellerman's many fans.-Ilka Gordon, Siegal Coll. of Judaic Studies Lib., Cleveland Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
In bestseller Kellerman's solid 18th novel to feature L.A. police detective Lt. Peter Decker and his wife, Rina (after The Mercedes Coffin), Rina finds that some jury duty should include hazardous duty pay. A shooting rampage at the 70-acre compound and mansion owned by shopping mall magnate Guy Kaffey leaves Kaffey, his wife and two guards dead. Kaffey's oldest son, Gil, apparently was left for dead and two other guards are missing. A plethora of suspects and motives has Decker and his colleagues looking at Guy's brother, Mace, and Guy's younger son, Grant, as well as the missing guards, other household staff, the remaining off-duty staff and possibly business rivals. Decker's cool professionalism is thoroughly tested when a chance courtroom encounter thrusts Rina into the case and puts her in harm's way. Kellerman expertly keeps interlocking investigations moving along with a minimum of confusion but plenty of doubt as to the guilty party or parties. (Aug.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.