Prayers for the Dead by Faye Kellerman

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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.

Why, 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? But the most unsettling connection of all is the one that ties the tormented Sparks family to Peter Decker's own -- and the secrets shared by a renegade Catholic priest...and Decker's wife, Rina Lazarus.


About Faye Kellerman

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FAYE KELLERMAN lives with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman in Los Angels, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 452 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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And--since Decker's own family won't be spared from the maelstrom of Sparks's murder--what's the connection between Sparks's enigmatic son Abram, who turned his back on his father's fundamentalism to become a Catholic priest, and Decker's wife Rina Lazarus?

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The ninth Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery, an investigation into the murder of a heart surgeon, is ""powerful, assured and absorbing,"" said PW in a starred review.

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The latest mystery out from Faye Kellerman (one half of the best-selling Kellerman writing couple --- Jonathan is her husband) is a first-class Beach Read.

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Abram Sparks Abram Sparks tries to keep his family together during this trying time.

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