Decker / Lazarus
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  • 1
    The Ritual Bath: The First Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    The Ritual Bath: The First Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

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    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.

    Good Read

    Very enjoyable book. Lively characters, good plot, unusual setting -- an Orthodox Jewish Yeshiva. The book was informative as well as enjoyable. I lik..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2008 by Eva Gannon (Chicago, Illinois, US)
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    The Ritual Bath: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    The Ritual Bath: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Sergeant Decker is called to investigate a rape charge in an isolated Orthodox Jewish Community. Rina Lazarus, the young widow who found the victim, is the only one in the community willing to cooperate with Decker as she tries to steer him through the maze of religious laws that thwart his investigation at every turn. But as the trail grows cold, Decker and Rina grow closer - until a sudden horrific revelation about the case threatens to tear them apart.

    Informative

    I have read this book three times it was great to hear it read

    Reviewed on February 20 2012 by Maraella (United States)
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    Sacred and Profane: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    Sacred and Profane: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker had grown very close to Rina's young sons, Sammy and Jake, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. A nice reprieve from the grueling work of a homicide cop - until Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight.

    Love this book and this series!

    I really like the balance of police procedural, personal relationships and information about the Jewish faith that Faye Kellerman creates in this seri..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2016 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 3
    Milk and Honey | Faye Kellerman

    Milk and Honey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitch Greenberg
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    In the silent pre-dawn city hours - alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, the woman he loves, 3,000 miles away in New York - L.A.P.D. detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered in blood that is not his. It is a sobering discovery, and a perplexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl. Obsessed more deeply by this case than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer.

    Milk and Honey

    The story is acturally a good one...I don't know if reader is given an exact script...this has so many He said She said and He asked She asked that it..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2009 by Kim (Nixa, MO, United States)
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    Day of Atonement | Faye Kellerman

    Day of Atonement

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitch Greenberg
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    Peter Decker of the L.A.P.D. never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him. The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror.

    Early book, but not her best

    When Faye Kellerman is good, she's very very good. When she's bad, she's horrid. Well, "Day of Atonement" is the fourth Rina/Pete Decker boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2016 by karen (United States)
  • 5
    False Prophet: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    False Prophet: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    LAPD Detective Peter Decker doesn’t know quite what to make of Lilah Brecht. The beautiful, eccentric spa owner and daughter of a faded Hollywood legend, Lilah was beaten, robbed, and raped in her own home - and claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon. With his heart and mind on his pregnant young wife, Rina Lazarus, at home, Peter finds it hard to put much credence in the victim’s outrageous claims, or to become too deeply involved....

    Great in spite of being over 20 years old!

    I normally don't like books this old, but once I got past wanting them to pick up a cell phone, I really enjoyed it! LOL

    Reviewed on April 25 2016 by Mrs.Doolittle ()
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  • 7
    Sanctuary: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    Sanctuary: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Las Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Investigating detective Decker is stumped - faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends. Then a second dealer is found murdered in Manhatten, catapulting Decker and his wife, Rina, into a heartstopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe... only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard.

    A "Diamond" of a book

    After reading a very large intense book, I chose Sanctuary as my “in between” read, thinking it would be easy and light. I was pleasantly surprised to..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2012 by Ella (toronto,, Ontario, Canada)
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  • 9
    Prayers for the Dead: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    Prayers for the Dead: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    The brutal murder of Dr. Azor Sparks in an alley behind a restaurant is greeted with public outrage and a demand for swift, sure justice. But the investigation into the well-known surgeon's death is raising too many questions and providing too few answers for homicide detective Lieutenant Peter Decker. , for example, would the family of a man so beloved respond to his slaying with more surprise than grief? And what linked a celebrated doctor with strict fundamentalist beliefs to a gang of outlaw bikers?

    Dated!

    When you find a series you like, after a while a new installment feels like catching up with old friends. I always want to know what Peter and Rina a..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 19 2016 by Simone (St-Laurent, Montreal)
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  • 11
    Jupiter's Bones: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    Jupiter's Bones: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    Once, Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was a preeminent astrophysicist with a world-renowned reputation. But then he vanished without any warning to his family or colleagues. Fifteen years later, he reappeared as "Father Jupiter", the founder and charismatic leader of the scientific cult, The Order of the Rings. And now he's dead - a vial of sleeping pills and an empty bottle of vodka standing near his lifeless body.

    I love this series!

    What more can I say about this series that I haven’t already said? I love it!

    Book 11 is right in line with previous instalments: interesting..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 13 2016 by Simone (St-Laurent, Montreal)
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    Stalker: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel, Book 12 | Faye Kellerman

    Stalker: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    Cynthia Decker became a cop against her father, Peter Decker's, wishes. But police work is in her blood, and she's determined to make it on her own -- even now, when her razor sharp instincts for danger are telling her that something is very wrong... The signs are impossible to ignore: things being moved around in her apartment, the destruction of personal effects. But it's a harrowing trip down a dark canyon road that confirms Cindy's worst fears. Someone fiendishly relentless, and with decidedly evil intentions, is stalking her.

    I liked it

    The story kept going throughout. Decker, the dad, showed a very human side when his daughter was in danger.

    Reviewed on August 28 2013 by H Hartsoch (Heflin, AL United States)
  • 13
    The Forgotten: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    The Forgotten: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
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    Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Peter Decker, are shocked by an outrage that cuts close to the spiritual heart of their family. Rina's small storefront synagogue has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death camp photographs. The alleged perpetrator is 17-year-old Ernesto Golding, a "rich kid" obsessed with haunting suspicions about the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather.

    Good Overall

    Almost the entire book. I was a little disappointed with a part of the ending even though the ending was good. I won't say which part.

    Reviewed on May 21 2014 by Tarango (Pearland, TX, United States)
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    Stone Kiss | Faye Kellerman

    Stone Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Julia Gibson
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    Murder hits close to home as the brother-in-law of Decker’s half-brother is found dead in a seedy hotel room. Missing from the scene is the dead man’s 15 year-old-niece. Pete finds the girl in the last place anyone would think to look, and soon devastating family secrets emerge.

    The Series Shifts Gears

    The first two books of this series were great mysteries and a great introduction to a lifestyle--that of an orthodox or Torah Jewish community--that m..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2015 by Carol (Massachusetts)
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    The Burnt House | Faye Kellerman

    The Burnt House

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    A small commuter plane carrying 47 passengers crashes into an apartment building, and LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker works overtime to calm rampant fears. But a grisly mystery lives inside the plane's wreckage: the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight.

    Recommended for Faye Kellerman Fans

    Faye is the best of the Kellerman clan, and over the years, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus have become very real characters, like old friend whose visi..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 19 2007 by Audiophile (Baltimore, MD USA)
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    The Burnt House (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers) | Faye Kellerman

    The Burnt House (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)

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    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    An explosive new thriller from the bestselling Faye Kellerman, featuring the return of LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. A plane crashes in unexplained circumstances and the mystery deepens when police investigate. The owners know nothing of the four bodies found in the wreckage. So who are these unidentified passengers? But the biggest question of all comes from a husband frantic with worry. His wife was supposed to be on the plane - but never boarded it.

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  • 17
    The Mercedes Coffin | Faye Kellerman

    The Mercedes Coffin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Billionaire genius Genoa Greeves never got over the shocking death of her favorite teacher, Bennett "Dr. Ben" Alston Little, murdered execution-style and stuffed into the trunk of his Mercedes-Benz. No arrests were ever made, no killer charged for the brutal crime. Fifteen years later, the high-tech CEO reads about another execution-style murder; this time the victim is a Hollywood music producer named Primo Ekerling.

    Wonderful people - Decker and his wife and family

    I really enjoy Faye Kellerman's writing and her characters. I enjoy them as people; they're ethical and real. This story is as gripping as the other..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2008 by CBDC (Washington, DC USA)
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    Cold Case (also known as The Mercedes Coffin): Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers | Faye Kellerman

    Cold Case (also known as The Mercedes Coffin): Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    An investigation of an 18 year old cold case re-awakens spine-chilling secrets in the riveting new thriller from Faye Kellerman, featuring LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. The savage murder of beloved teacher Bennett Little shocked a community and baffled police. That his killer was never caught has haunted one of his pupils in particular, the gifted but shy Genoa Greeves. Eighteen years later, software billionaire Genoa reads of a similar carjacking and murder in Hollywood.

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  • 18
    Blindman's Bluff | Faye Kellerman

    Blindman's Bluff

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    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, will be blindsided by a brutal multiple murder in this twisting tale of suspense from New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman.

    Good enough

    I don't know what it is about Decker and his family but I find them such nice people that I listen happily to the books as if the narration weren't re..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2009 by CBDC (Washington, DC USA)
  • 19
    Hangman: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    Hangman: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    Fifteen years ago, high school senior Chris Whitman went to jail for murdering his girlfriend, Cheryl Diggs. Propelled by a misguided sense of chivalry, he confessed, determined to save another classmate, the beautiful and vulnerable Terry McLaughlin, from having to testify at his trial. When the truth came out, Chris was released from prison, married Terry - pregnant with his child - and changed his last name to Donatti. He also became a professional killer.

    Felt as if she ran out of time

    I always enjoy the Peter and Rina Decker novels, although I find we haven't had enough of Rina in recent books. And the link between their religious o..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 14 2010 by Babs (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
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    Hangman | Faye Kellerman

    Hangman

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    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitch Greenberg
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    Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus face a familiar sociopath in this electrifying new tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. When LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker reluctantly agrees to do a big favour for old friend Teresa McLaughlin, he knows that his involvement will bring her sociopathic husband, Chris Donatti, back into his life. But then Terry goes missing and Donatti disappears, leaving their 14-year-old son Gabe behind.

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  • 20
    Gun Games: A Decker/Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    Gun Games: A Decker/Lazarus Novel

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    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep - witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city’s most exclusive prep schools. Gregory’s mother refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Decker to look deeper. What he finds disturbs him. The gun used in the tragedy was stolen....

    Least favorite Faye Kellerman story ever! Skip it.

    Yes, but not based on this story. I have read all her other Detective Decker books.

    Reviewed on January 09 2012 by Debra (Austin, TX, United States)
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    Blood Games | Faye Kellerman

    Blood Games

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    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    When fifteen-year-old Gregory Hesse is found dead, a single gunshot to his head, it appears to be a tragic suicide. But it’s a verdict his mother refuses to accept and eventually her pleas for an inquiry are taken seriously.Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD knows only too well what secret lives teenagers live. He and his wife Rina have recently taken on the responsibility of raising Gabe Whitman, an enigmatic and gifted teen, after his parents abandoned him.

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  • 21
    Predator (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers) | Faye Kellerman

    Predator (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
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    The gripping new crime novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. LAPD Detective Peter Decker is about to face a case that will push him to the limit… Residents in a local building have been complaining of a smell coming from an apartment rented by the eccentric inventor Hobart Penny. Nearly ninety-years-old, and a hermit for the last 25 years, it is not surprising that the reclusive genius has died without anyone's knowledge.

    A great read

    An excellent story and well presented. Well worth the time to listen to. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys Faye Kellerman's books

    Reviewed on January 22 2015 by Davidho ()
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    Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel, Book 22 | Faye Kellerman

    Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    As a detective lieutenant with the LAPD, Peter Decker witnessed enough ugliness and chaos for a lifetime. Now, he and his devoted wife, Rina Lazarus, are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children and their foster son. But working for the Greenbury Police department isn't as fulfilling as Decker hoped. While Rina has adapted beautifully to their new surroundings, Decker is underwhelmed and frustrated by his new partner, Tyler McAdams, a former Harvard student and young buck with a bad 'tude.

    Disappointing...

    Normally I wouldn't even have read this book, but I'd come across a free copy of Kellerman's immediately prior book, "The Beast", which alluded to Pe..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2014 by karen (United States)
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    Murder 101: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thriller | Faye Kellerman

    Murder 101: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The gripping new crime novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus have moved from the chaos of L.A. to upstate New York, to a quiet town that is home to elite colleges and pensioners. Semi-retired and faced with mundane call-outs at the Greenbury Police Department, Decker is becoming bored of life.

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    The Theory of Death: A Decker/Lazarus Novel | Faye Kellerman

    The Theory of Death: A Decker/Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker is relishing the quiet and slow pace of his new job with the Greenbury police department. The work is low stress and engaging, and it's been almost a year since the last murder in this sleepy upstate New York town. Then the body of a nude man is found deep within the woods, shattering Decker's peace. The death appears to be a suicide - a single shot to the head, the gun by his side. But until the coroner's ruling, the scene must be treated as a suspicious crime.

    Takes a trio to solve this one

    Peter, Rina and Tyler join forces to solve this murder (suicide? or both). Tyler McAdams is supposed to be studying for his law finals, but gets invo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 05 2015 by Think about this (IL, United States)