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Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help - to whoever may be listening - comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of LA's most prestigious prep schools. With Elise dead, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now. From the start, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down-and-dirty fight for justice.

Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder at this esteemed institution renowned for moulding Ivy Leaguers make for a social and political time bomb - especially given that one of the students has connections high up in City Hall. Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the hidden anguish, dirty secrets, and deadly sins festering amongst LA's elite.

But power and position are not easily surrendered, for that's when the best and the brightest turn brutal and ugly. Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap.

©2010 Jonathan Kellerman (P)2012 Headline Digital

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"Coolly intelligent." (GQ magazine)
"An alert eye for detail." (New York Times)

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  • 11-10-13

KELLERMEN IS ALWAYS DECENT

What disappointed you about Deception?

i wouldnt say i was dissapointed this is just not the most memorable kellerman book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

it was all wrapped up nicely i find alex delaware novels usually are.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

jeff harding is always quality.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

it keeps you lstening and interested with great characterization.

Any additional comments?

good solid listen

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  • 05-24-13

Lost track

Athough this story was well read I found that unless I listened every day I forgot what it was all about and had to keep going back until I remembered. I normally enjoy Jonathan's book so was disapppointed with this one.

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