6 August 2013
The professional and the personal
intersect in treacherous ways in this compelling
and eerie installment in Faye Kellerman's
thrilling New York Times bestselling
Throughout his years with the
LAPD, Peter Decker has handled a number of tough
cases and strange killers. But few of his
previous assignments compare to his latest case.
When Hobart Penny is found dead in his
apartment, the cops think that his pet cat—an
adult female tiger—attacked the reclusive
elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear
that the beast that killed the eccentric
inventor is all too human. Digging into the
victim's life, Decker and his colleagues
discover that Penny was an exceptionally
peculiar man with exotic tastes, including kinky
sex with call girls.
Following a trail of clues that
leads from a wildlife sanctuary in the San
Bernardino Mountains to the wild nightlife of
Las Vegas, the LAPD detectives are left juggling
too many suspects and too few answers. To break
open the case, Decker wrestles with a difficult
choice: turning to Chris Donatti, the dangerous
man who also happens to be the father of
Decker's foster son, Gabriel Whitman.
As their work and intimate worlds
collide, Decker and his wife, Rina, find
themselves facing tough questions. And when all
these shocking truths comes out, exactly how
well will Decker and Rina cope, and survive?
Faye Kellerman lives with her
husband, New York Times bestselling author
Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles, California,
and Santa Fe, New Mexico.