Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Beast: A Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman

There's a bad smell coming from the apartment, a very bad smell.  There's also something growling and roaring on the other side of the door.  The cops aren't going in alone; they have the big animal unit with them and will let them go first.  Who would have imagined an apartment unit in LA having a Bengal Tiger in it?

Edelweiss and William Morrow allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be in the stores on August 6th, so grab this new one in the series then.

Ms. Kellerman always writes a story with lots of characters and more than one thing happening.  In this story, Gabe is in love and sneaking around to see his love.  That causes Peter problems even while he's trying to solve this case.

The dead man in the apartment was murdered but the tiger wasn't involved.  He'd been hit in the head and then shot.  He was not a nice man, so there are plenty of suspects.  And plenty of deadly animals in more than one apartment.  As Peter tries to weed through ugly facts and strange practices to find the killer, he also is bothered by Gabe's behavior.

This is an intense case about a man that no one loves who has lots of money and strange sexual desires.  If he hadn't been murdered, no one would care that he's dead.  The dead man was more of a beast than the tiger.

With wild animals, murder, lust and more in this story, it keeps you reading.  Why not get a copy and see how Decker and Lazarus weather this storm in their life?  You won't be bored.

Happy reading.

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