Gun Games

Gun Games

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LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a troubled former friend, into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep--witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city's most exclusive prep schools. Gregory's mother, Wendy, refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Decker to look deeper. What he finds disturbs him. The gun used in the tragedy was stolen--evidence that propels him to launch a full investigation with his trusted team, Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver. But the case becomes darkly complicated by the suicide of another Bell and Wakefield student--a death that leads them to uncover an especially nasty group of rich and privileged students with a predilection for guns and violence. Decker thought he understood kids, yet the closer he and his team get to the truth, the clearer it becomes that he knows very little about them, including his own charge, Gabe, the son of a gangster and an absent parent, the boy has had a life filled with too much free time, too many unexplained absences, and too little adult supervision.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow & Co., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062064325
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Kellerman, Faye
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 24 cm


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May 26, 2012

Well what can i say - i was quite disappointed in this book - it lacked a good ending. Even though it was primarily about
Gabe it still lacked her usual style something is missing in this book.

May 07, 2012

Not one of her best--the focus was much more on their foster son Gabe and his girlfriend than on Peter and Rina. If I wanted to read teen romances, I'd read teen romances!

Magnifico1969 Mar 21, 2012

A good Decker/Lazarus novel with the usual police and Jewish family contradictions and problems. A good twist is that the main character in this book is the kid that they have let move in to their house.
He is a 14 year old piano prodigy who is studying at USC and has been accepted at Julliard and Harvard.
He also happens to be the child of a mobster father who's sometimes crazy, who also had serious run-ins with Decker who was protecting the child's mother.
Mother took off to India and Dad is running brothels in Vegas so the Deckers have become temporary foster parents so Gabriel can hone his massive musical skills and have a reasonably safe home environment, which both of his parents know the Decker's have only Gabe's well-being and nurturing as their priority.
But, something happens at the beginning of the book to Gabe that puts him in danger and he's not able to tell Peter ot Rina. A good read.

Feb 15, 2012

I love these characters. Good plot and read.

btmslt Feb 01, 2012

Another goodie from Kellerman. Howver, this book is not one of her better ones. Not so many twists/turns/unexpectedness. Nonetheless, it was still an enjoyable read.


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