Book Reviews of Survival of the Fittest (Alex Delaware, Bk 12)

Survival of the Fittest (Alex Delaware, Bk 12)
Survival of the Fittest - Alex Delaware, Bk 12
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780553089233
ISBN-10: 0553089234
Publication Date: 12/1/1997
Pages: 401
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great Alex Delaware book by Kellerman.
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A bit far-fetched in it's plot, but it's good to see the Sharavi character back again.
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It grabbed my attention at the first and held on until the end. Sort of a let down. A disabled child of a diplomat disappers on a field trip and then other disabled people are connected to this disappearance. Mile and Alex and other get involved and stir up all kinds of trouble.
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Jonathan Kellerman is one of the best in the psychological drama genre. His protagonist, Alex Delware, not only gets his "man" but also educates the reader.
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Gripping until the end!
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Nonstop action, you won't want to stop reading until you are finished. Features psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis who investigate a conspiracy of self-righteous brutality and contempt for human life.
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Alex Delaware must find out who killed a diplomats daughter on a school field trip.Very Good Thriller
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Excellent reading! I liked it alot
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chilling suspense
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Jonathan Kellerman at his best
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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip - lured into the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood. Her father denies the possibilty of a political motive. There are no signs of struggle, no evidence of sexual assalt, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detectiveMilo Sturgix to pose the distrubing question: why?
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this is a chilling and irresistible thriller
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This one that really have to read.
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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip, lured into the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood. Her father denies the possibility of a political motive. There are no signs of a struggle, no evidence of sexual assault, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the disturbing question: Why?

I had never read Kellerman before, but now I'm hooked. I'll need to find the other Alex Delaware books. This is a highly enjoyable read; full of action and plot twists that keep you guessing.
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The murder of a Jewish child in a park in California brings together Alex Cross and Milo Sturgis.
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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip, lured into the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood. Her father denies the possibillity of a political motive. There are no signs of struggle, no evidence of sexual assault, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the distrubing question; Why? Working together with Daniel Sharavi, the brilliant Israeli police inspector introduced in Kellerman's "The Butcher's Theater", Delaware and Sturgis soon find themselves ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of their careers. And when death strikes again, it is Alex who must go undercover, alone, to expose an unthinkable conspriacy of self-righteous brutality and total contempt for human life.
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The first Alex Delaware story I read, and it got me hooked on the rest!
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Gripping, emotionally charged, classic Kellerman.
Kept me guessing till the end.
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All of the Alex Delaware books are excellent reads
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I like the Alex Delaware character also
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I like this author a lot - this is one, however, I haven't read yet but am still willing to swap.
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Another Alex Delaware suspense. Always enjoy - never can guess the endings.
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This is a fantastic read as is most of Jonathan Kellerman books.
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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip--- lured in the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood. Her father denies the possibility of a political motive. There are no signs of struggle, no evidence of sexual assault, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the disturbing question: WHY?
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Another Alex Delaware novel. He is partnered with Israeli police inspector Daniel Sharavi to solve the disappearance of a diplomat's child.
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My husband loved this book!Alex Delaware psychological thriller
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Gotta love Kellerman's smart, well-paced and intriguing mysteries!
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Very good book
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FANTASTIC DELAWARE AND STURGIS STORY.
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Alex Delaware is the kind of guy that you'd like to have as a friend.
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good book
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Great page-turner!
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Another hit by Kellerman
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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip - lured into the Santa Monica Mountains and killed in cold blood. Her father denies the possibility of a political move. There are no signs of struggle & no evidence of sexual assault, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware & his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the essential question: Why? Working with Daniel Sharavi, a brilliant Israeli police inspector, Delaware & Sturgis soon find themselves ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of their careers. And when death strikes again, it is Alex who must go undercover alone, to expose an unthinkable conspiracy of self-righous brutality & total contempt for human life.
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WOW! What a ride, maybe Kellerman's best! Loved it
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I always enjoy Jonathan Kellerman. Another great story from him in the Alex Delaware series.
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This is a great series and though I am a fanatic about it, it really doesn't have to be read in order
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The TWELVTH book in the series featuring Alex Delaware who is a child psychologist in Los Angeles, California.
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A 1997 and the thirteenth of many Alex Delaware mysteries by Kellerman. I read this book a couple years ago, during my Jonathan Kellerman phase, I forgot most of it.
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I hate to sound like a broken record...but I love this series...another awesome Alex Delaware novel, full of twists and turns!
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Good read!
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book is kinda about utopian killing club
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Kellerman is always a winner.
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This book is of fiction. A rich, and a chilling an irresistible thriller.
The daugher of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip. A brilliant Israeli police inspector, Delaware and Sturgis soon find themselves ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of their careers.
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Another Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis book ... excellent reading!
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This one is sooooooo GOOD! First off, several characters from other book series pop up in this one. We meet an Israeli detective named Daniel Sharavi who first appeared in J Kellerman's non-Delaware novel The Butcher's Theater; we meet Hollywood detective Petra Connor who would go on to have her own series (well, two books of her own so far: Billy Straight and Twisted), and there is even a mention of detective Peter Decker who was created by JK's wife, Faye Kellerman. I love a good crossover, so this was fun. This is the first Delaware novel I've read that switches POV. Most of it is still told in the first person by Alex, but there are some chapters told in the third person from other character's POV. Plus, we get an actual description of Alex, who never describes himself.

It starts with a young policeman killing himself in public. This
policeman's sister is a nurse at Cedars-Sinai, where Rick (Milo's lover) works and Rick asks Alex to talk with her because she is really shook up by it all. But then, Milo asks for some help with a cold case he's been assigned - a case with international overtones. The daughter of an Israeli diplomat was murdered and the original investigators got nowhere. This is where Daniel Sharavi comes in.

The investigation leads to some shocking revelations and Alex agrees to go undercover to investigate. This almost gets him killed. MAN, does he come close to kicking the bucket in this one! Both Daniel and Milo are more-or-less abducted by their respective superiors, which keeps them from backing up Alex and there is a BRILLIANT scene where Milo fakes a heart attack to get away. I mean it - who knew Milo was such a good actor? And we've never seen Milo so frightened and upset and flat out angry because, of course, he blames himself for endangering Alex in the first place, even though it was Alex who talked him into it.
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Kellerman is soooo good! Great read.
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disappearance of a diplomat's daughter results in her murder. her father denies a political motive..Alex Delaware and his buddy Milo ask Why?
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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a field trip and is found murdered. Her father denies the possibility of a political motive. There are no signs of struggle, no evidence of sexual assault, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis to pose the distubing question: Why?
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When the daughter of a diplomat is found murdered in the Santa Monica mountains, and her father denies the possiblity of a political motive. Psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis are on the trail.
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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a field trip- Lured into the Santa Monica Mountains and killed in cold blood. Her father denies the possibility of a political motive. There are no signs of struggle, no evidence of sexual assualt, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware, and LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the disturbing question: Why?
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This book is well loved, but is in good condition.