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The Butcher's Theater

Narrated by: Ben Kingsley
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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They call the ancient hills of Jerusalem the butcher's theater. Here, upon this bloodstained stage, a faceless killer performs his violent specialty: The first to die brutally is a fifteen-year-old girl. She is drained of blood, then carefully bathed and shrouded in white. Precisely one week later, a second victim is found. From the sacred Wailing Wall to the monasteries where dark secrets are cloistered, from black-clad bedouin enclaves to labyrinthine midnight alleys, veteran police inspector Daniel Sharavi and his crack team plunge deep into a city simmering with religious and political passions to hunt for a murderer whos insatiable taste for young women could destroy the delicate balance on which Jerusalem's very survival depends.

A brilliant novel by a master of the genre, a vivid look at the tortured complexities of a psychopath's mind, a rich evocation of a city steeped in history -- this, and more, is The Butcher's Theater.

©1988 Jonathan Kellerman (P)2014 Random House Audio

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“Crisp...suspenseful...intense.” -- The New York Times Book Review)
“Spellbinding...a fascinating tale.” ( Time)
“A finish as tense and suspenseful as that of The Day of the Jackal or Eye of the Needle.” ( USA Today)
“A finish as tense and suspenseful as that of The Day of the Jackal or Eye of the Needle.” ( USA Today)

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