Book Reviews of Billy Straight (Petra Connor, Bk 1)

Billy Straight (Petra Connor, Bk 1)
Billy Straight - Petra Connor, Bk 1
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780679459590
ISBN-10: 0679459596
Publication Date: 12/16/1998
Pages: 467
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Billy Straight (Petra Connor, Bk 1) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The hero is a 12-year-old runaway whose sharp mind and straitlaced moral sense make him fit to survive the lurid jungles of Hollywood. One night hiding in Griffith Park, Billy witnesses the butchering of Lisa Ramsey, the cokehead ex-wife of Cart Ramsey, a crummy actor-golfer once busted for pummeling Lisa. Did Cart knife Lisa, or was it his pathetic old football sidekick Greg Balch?
Psychologist Dr. Delaware has a bit part here, but the heroine is Detective Petra Connor, his distaff equivalent.
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A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles,twelve-year-old Billy Stright suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Giffith Park. Fleening into the night,Billy cannot shake the horrific memory of the savage violence,nor the pursuit of a cold-blooded killer. For wherever Billy turns-from Hollywood Boulevard to the boardwalks of Venice-he is haunted by the chuck chuck sound of a knife sinking into flesh. As LAPD homicide detective Petre Connor desperately searches for the murderer,as the media swarms mercilessly around the story, the vicious madman stalks closer to his prey. Only Petra can save Billy. But it will take all her cunning to uncover a child lost in a fierce urban labyrinth-where a killer seems right at home...
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A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park. Fleeing into the night, Billy cannot shake the horrific memory of the savage violence, nor the pursuit of a cold-blooded killer. For wherever Billy turns --- from Hollywood Boulevard to the boardwalks of Venice --- he is haunted by the chuck chuck sound of a knife sinking into flesh. As LAPD homicide detective Petra Connor desperately searches for the murderer, as the media swarms mercilessly around the story, the vicious madman stalks closer to his prey. Only Petra can save Billy. But it will take all her cunning to uncover a child lost in a fierce urban labyrinth --- where a killer seems right at home ...
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It's by Johnthan Kellerman (hardback) what else can I say
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These books were given to me and I am just passing them on to thoes who would enjoy them.
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Haven't read this one it was a box of books I rec'd. A friend said it was a good read and similar to other Kellerman books.