Book Reviews of Prayers for the Dead (Peter Decker, Rina Lazarus #9)

Prayers for the Dead  (Peter Decker, Rina Lazarus #9)
Prayers for the Dead - Peter Decker, Rina Lazarus #9
Author: Faye Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780380726240
ISBN-10: 0380726246
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 132 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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I enjoy this series. Interesting characters and well-plotted stories.
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Continuing suspense drama in the life of homocide detective Lt Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, involving the death of a well known surgeon and secrets of a renegate Catholic priest.
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very good
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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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The brutal murder of Dr. Azor Sparks in an lley behind a restaurant is greeted by public outrage and a demand for justice. Detective Lieutenant Peter Decker soon learns of a connection between the Sparks family tio Peter's own - and the secrets shared by a renegade Catholic Priest...and Decker's wife, Rina Lazarus. Kellerman's best work!
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The brutal murder of Dr. Azor Sparks in an alley behind a restaruant 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.
Another great Peter Decker read, just as suspenseful as all the rest. Hard to put down, and always exciting.
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A great series.
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Very good murder mystery.
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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 homocide 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.
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A great read.
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Powerful, assured and absorbing, Kellerman's ninth Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus (Sanctuary; Justice) mystery begins with the brutal murder and mutilation of renowned heart surgeon, researcher and fundamentalist Christian Azor Sparks. LAPD Lieutenant Decker gets the call. He also gets an abundance of suspects. First there is Sparks's large family: his wife, Dolores, and six adult children, including triplets (Paul, Luke and Abram, a Catholic priest), and their assorted spouses. Then there are the victim's surgical and research colleagues and his unlikely biking buddies. Religion and morality are integral to Kellerman's mysteries?built on the bedrock of the Deckers' orthodox Judaism. Here she deftly casts her net around the commanding victim, whose shadow lay equally over family and colleagues, and his son, the theologian Father Abram, whose past connection with Rina may force Decker off the case. Human strengths and frailties, decisions made or not made and mistakes overcome or yet to be reckoned with provide the material that Decker must sift through to find the murderer. As his competent staff (Marge Dunn among them) launch their probes in all directions, they uncover a catalogue of motives that may relate to Sparks's murder and to another that follows.
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A brutal slaying behind a restaurant of a prominent heart surgeon who is also a researcher gives the L.A. Police Homicide department no clues whatsoever. On its face, there is no one who would want the great man dead but as Lt. Decker (Peter) and his detectives start investigating, things just don't make sense. Dr. Sparks was a fundamentalist Christian who prayed with his patients before surgery; a strict authoritarian with his family including his wife and yet he was riding his motorcycle with an outlaw gang, tolerated a gay physician in his research lab and even tolerated his son, Bram, whom he thought was gay too. There were plenty of clues along the trail but many were duds. The ending was surprising but not, if you know what that means. :) Great story and, as usual, Rina and Peter have some conflict over the case because Bram, the priest, were old, close friends. I always enjoy Ms. Kellerman's books and look forward to reading the next one.
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The Decker/Lazarus series is excellent.
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The NINTH book in the series featuring Peter Decker, LAPD detective and Rina Lazarus, his wife in Los Angeles, California.
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Great reading
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Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Brutal murder of Dr. Azor Sparks in an alley behind a restaurant brings public outrage. The investigation raises too many questions and too few answers for Decker.There's the connection between the Dr. and Decker's family, secrets shared by a renegade Catholic priest and Decker's wife, Rina.
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From the book cover, "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."
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Not as good as her others, but I'll keep reading the series.
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Okay ready but not my favorite author.