A sniper opens fire on a crowded Californian schoolyard but is killed before any children are harmed. When the sniper’s identity is revealed, a media frenzy erupts – why would they want to take innocent lives? Psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to help the kids cope with the ordeal but is quickly drawn into exploring the motives of the would-be assassin. Alex soon finds himself on a bloody and twisted trail into the world of political extremism from which there may be no way back…
©1990 Jonathan Kellerman (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
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Good suspense and interesting characters
It could happen
Good pronunciation and inflections
It made me really think about what could happen today or any day
I didn't like the split of Alex and Robin. I believe in your in a relationship for life.
There were some irrational plot leaps and assumptions by the characters.
Most of his stuff is very good 4-5 stars
Narrator was terrible. Mispronounced words, flat tone -not very professional
I liked it. I would recommend it. There were some places where the narration was off. Almost liked they pieced together parts. It was distracting, but brief. :-) It was kind of a conspiracty theory book and I didn't see where it was going. It's a good "read."
I really enjoy a good 'Mystery/Thriller' but the narrator can cause me, at times, to not listen to what might have been a really good story.
I really did not care for the naration of this story. I did not like the verbal portrayal of Milo, and found it 'grated' on my nerves.
The basic story was good... all the other "junk" thrown in was distracting, diluting and depleting to my patience. The narrator was horrendous, as was noted here by others. His pronounciations of some words were baffling. Pat Metheny (musician) pronounced Pat Methanee (as in methadone). There are several more, each painful and without logic.
Another good one by Kellerman. It's been years since i read it in print, but this narrator is so criminally bad that it's difficult to fairly judge the merits of the book itself. Milo often sounds like a vary bad imitation of Michael Keaton's "Betelgeuse," & the voices of other characters vary wildly. The women are cringeworthy. The only character who sounded 1/2way decent (the rabbi) was a minor one. The reader's voice often sounds so strained I kept getting a vision of him with fold of skin being twisted in a pair of vice-grips. VERY unfortunate that 'Alexander Adams' (a.k.a. Grover Gardner) didn't do all the Alex Delaware books.
Anything, everything. His voice, accents, performance, timing, and characterizations seemed middle school level at best. I will in the future avoid this reader like the plague.
I am a huge Kellerman/Delaware fan, but this book seemed to drag on without any of the usual suspense that I've grown accustomed to with the series. It dwells on details ad nauseum. I'm also not a big fan of the reader, Jeff Harding, and his vocalizations of the characters.
I've read every Kellerman/Delaware novel published to date. This is the one I would not recommend.
I've read almost everything Jonathan Kellerman.
I prefer John Rubenstein as a narrator.
80% of this book was classic Alex Delaware, but ...
When Alex gets himself in a life-threatening situation (NOT a spoiler, he always does), the situation and cast of characters get quite fantastical. I thought all of the bad guys had already been dealt with by Sergeant Fury, but no, they're still around.The fellows who save Alex don't wear masks like Batman and Robin, but they are otherwise from the same mold (as is their car).
Jeff Harding does a very good job. He may want to brush up on regional accents, especially southern. His Texas is located somewhere in Mississippi or Louisiana.
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