Book Reviews of Jupiter's Bones (Peter Decker, Rina Lazarus #11)

Jupiter's Bones  (Peter Decker, Rina Lazarus #11)
Jupiter's Bones - Peter Decker, Rina Lazarus #11
Author: Faye Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780380730827
ISBN-10: 0380730820
Publication Date: 7/1/2000
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 151 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Faye kellerman is as good a author as Jonathan k (her husband). You will enjoy this book.
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I hadn't read a Pete Decker book in ages and he is just as sweet as he was then! This is a strange situation they are faced with and lots of suspects. You can't say it all comes out well, but they do pretty much solve it. Can't wait to get some more of these to read.
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Faye Kellerman always writes a heart-stopping thriller and Jupiter's Bones is no exception. Peter Decker and his team work to uncover the mystery behind 'Father Jupiter's' death, and as they do, it leads them deeper and deeper into the cult of The Order of the Rings of God. Other deaths result, climaxing in one of the most edge-of-your-seat, page turning conclusions of any novel I've read in a long, long time. You won't be disappointed in this book.
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A gripping thriller starring LAPD Lt Peter Decker who is supported in this adventure by his wife, Rina. Amid disturbing forensic evidence, mangled bodies, and deadly secrets, the team continues its relentless probe of "Father Jupiter's" death. Their relentless probe of the bizarre cult he started erupts into mayhem so deadly it threatens not only the adult members, but also the helpless, innocent children.
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A good,easy, mystery author without as much graphic imagery and profanity as others in the genre'.
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I like this author and the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus characters
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This is only the second of the Peter Decker/ Rina Lazarus novels I have read but I really like them!
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Dr. Emil Ganz, astrophysicist vanishes without warning. Fifteen years later he reappears as "Father Jupiter, founder of a cult but is now found dead. LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker defuses a ticking time bomb of deadly secrets.
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Another great Peter Decker book, each one just keeps getting better. You learn more about his family in every book and that is making the books a lot better.
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I enjoyed this book.
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i didnt like
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Once Dr. Emil Euler Ganz ws a preeminent astrophysicst with a world-renowned reputation. But then he vanished without any warning to family or colleagues. Fifteen years later he reappeared as "Father Jupiter," the founder and charismatic leader of the scientific cult, The Order of the Rings. And now he's dead - a vial of sleeping pills and an empty bottle of vodka standing near his lifeless body. LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker will need more than the wisdom and support of his wife Rina Lazarus, to defuse a ticking time bomb of jealousy, greed, bizarre hidden pasts and family secrets.
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excellent
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Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus. Dr. Emil Euler Ganz, a preeminent astophysicist, vanishes without any warning to family or colleagues. He reappears 15 years later as "Father Jupiter" the founder and leader of the cult, The Order of the Rings. Now he's dead with a vial of sleeping pills and an empty vodka bottle beside him.
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Good book. I always enjoy her work.
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This was a good book and I enjoyed it very much. Its also my second one with the "Pete Decker and Rina Lazarus" series.
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Faye Kellerman's books are always wonderful, especially the Rina Lazarus/Peter Decker mysteries!
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An OK light mystery - I enjoyed it as a vacation read.
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From the book cover, "Once Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was a preeminent astrophysicist with a world-renowned reputation. But then he vanished without any warning to his family or colleagues. Fifteen years later, he reappeared as "Father Jupiter," the founder and charismatic leader of the scientific cult, The Order of the Rings. And now he's dead - a vial of sleeping pills and an empty bottle of vodka standing near his lifeless body.

Was Ganz's death an accident? Suicide? Or did someone hasten Jupiter prematurely out of this world? These are the questions LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his homicide team are determined to answer as they enter the cult's fortresslike compound. But the dead leader's four "privileged" attendants make it clear that the police are not welcome there - and the mysterious disappearance of two of the Order's members, including a child, turns an already uncomfortable situation even uglier and more incendiary. Decker will need more than the wisdom and support of his wife, Rina Lazarus, to defuse a ticking time bomb of jealousy, greed, bizarre hidden pasts, and deadly secrets - one that could explode at any time into mayhem so pernicous that it threatens to destroy a multitude of misguided adult lives...and scores of helpless, innocent children as well."
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The ELEVENTH book in the series featuring Peter Decker, LAPD detective and Rina Lazarus, his wife in Los Angeles, California.
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My new favorite of this wonderful series.
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Once Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was a preminent atrophysicist with a world renowned reputation. But then he vanished without any warning to his family or colleagues. Fifteen years later, he reappeared as "Father Jupiter," the founder and charismatic leader of the scientific cult, The Order of the Rings. And now he's dead-a vial of sleeping pills and an empty bottle of vodka standing near his lifeless body.

Was it an accident? Suicide? Murder?

A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus novel.
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This book was slow getting started but once the action started I found myself leaning forward and my pulse racing! The content about family life and religion mired down and was extraneous to the plat of the book at first review. After thinking about the premise of the book and theme that sometimes extremes are reached in the name of religion, I realized that it bridged character and plot. Worth the wait to get to the meet of the book.
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was okay.
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great read
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Once Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was a preeminent astrophysicist with a world renowned reputation. But then he vanished without any warning to his family or colleagues. Fifteen years later, he reappreared as "Father Jupiter," the founder and charismatic leader of the scientific cult, The Order of the Rings. And now he's dead--a vial of sleeping pills and an empty bottle of vodka standing near his lifeless body.
Was Ganz's death an accident? Suidice? Of did someone hasten Jupiter prematurely out of this world? These are the questions LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his Homicide team are determined to answer as they enter the cult's fortresslike compound. But the dead leader's four "privileged" attendants make it clear that the police are not welcome there-and the mysterious disappearance of two of the Order's members, including a child, turns an already uncomfortable situation even uglier and more incendiary. Decker will need more than the wisdom and support of his wife, Rina Lazarus, to defuse a ticking time bomb of jealousy, greed, bizarre hidden pasts, and deadly secrets-one that could explode at any time into mayhem so pernicious that it threatens to destroy a multitude of misguided adult lives...and scores of helpless, innocent children as well.
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Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was considered a preeminent astrophysicist, a brilliant professor with a world-renowned reputation. Then, without warning to his family or colleagues, he vanished. For ten years, no one knew of his whereabouts until he suddenly reappeared as "Father Jupiter," the founder of a pseudoscientific cult--the Order of the Rings of God. For fifteen years, Ganz ruled his hundreds of disciples with spiritual words as well as an iron fist. Now, suddenly, the aging charismatic leader is found dead, a fifth of vodka and a vial of pills by his bedside.

Ganz's abrupt demise brings about official questions for LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his team of Homicide detectives. Is Ganz's death an accident, a suicide or even a homicide? Suspicions abound. But when the police enter the premises to investigate, the cult becomes resentful of the intrusion. Those closest to Father Jupiter--his four "privileged" attendants---are especially indignant, turning overtly hostile when two cult members--including a child--appear to be missing. The irate attendants all but accuse the police of masterminding a kidnapping.

The situation becomes threatening and ugly, but Decker, with the support of his wife, Rina, and his detectives refuse to back down. Amid disturbing forensic evidence, mangled murdered bodies, hidden pasts and deadly secrets, the team continues its relentless probe of the bizarre cult, even as the Order turns violent, erupting into mayhem so deadly that it threatens not only the lives of its naïve adult members but also scores of helpless, innocent children.
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I have not read this book.