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Killer

An Alex Delaware Novel

By Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

After thirty-five riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. Killer is a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes.
 
The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology.
 
Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of  Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life.
 
Killer is Kellerman—and Delaware—at their finest.

Praise for Killer
 
Killer is well plotted and paced. . . . One of [Kellerman’s] best.”—Bookreporter

“As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex’s professional past.”Booklist
 
“Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level.”RT Book Reviews

Praise for Jonathan Kellerman
 
“Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.”People
 
“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”—The New York Times Book Review

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780345505750


Format: Book
Author: Kellerman, Jonathan
Summary: "Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares ... or worse"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Killer : an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
Publisher Date: New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]
Subject: Delaware, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Sturgis, Milo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction. Mentally ill offenders -- Fiction. Serial murders -- Fiction. Psychologists -- Fiction. Psychopaths -- Fiction. Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780345505750 (hardback) 0345505751 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 21
Call Number: M Kellerman
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Bib Id: 495026

Format: Book
Author: Kellerman, Jonathan.
Summary: "Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares ... or worse"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Killer : an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]
Description: 335 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Delaware, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Sturgis, Milo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Police -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mentally ill offenders -- Fiction.
Subjects: Serial murders -- Fiction.
Subjects: Psychologists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Psychopaths -- Fiction.
Subjects: Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
LCCN: 2013045834
ISBN: 9780345505750 (hardback)
ISBN: 0345505751 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 21
Call Number: M Kellerman