Book Reviews of The Seventh Commandment

The Seventh Commandment
The Seventh Commandment
Author: Lawrence Sanders
ISBN-13: 9780399136115
ISBN-10: 0399136118
Publication Date: 4/15/1991
Pages: 351
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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A huge fat book that is a fast , exciting read. In perfect condition. Hard back........If you like Lawrence Sanders.YOu want this book for your collection...........Brilliant
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Another suspenseful read by this author!
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I liked it.....easy read!!
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Thou shalt not WHAT?
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When New York City jewelry magnate Lewis Starrett is stabbed to death on the street, insurance investigator Dora Conti, whose firm carries the $3-million policy on his life, is assigned to look into the murder. The array of suspects includes the victim's son, who may be using the family's corporate empire for his own nefarious purposes; his drug-crazed daughter; the amoral brother-and-sister team romantically involved with each of them; and a religious charlatan who holds the widow in thrall.
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Synopsis
A scorching masterwork of love, lust, and murder, The Seventh Commandment is the provocative bestseller by Lawrence Sanders, author of The First Deadly Sin and Mcnally's Puzzle. A fabulously wealthy jeweler is stabbed in the streets of New York. Insurance investigator Dora Conti must decide whether or not to honor the family's claim. But the Starrett family empire is ripe with scandal: corruption, addiction, adultery. And the search for the deadly truth takes a startling and passionate turn when Dora herself falls unto temptation...

Publishers Weekly
Murder, greed, lust, corruption and an extraordinary preoccupation with food and drink--trademarks of Sanders's Deadly Sin and Commandment bestsellers--are here. When New York City jewelry magnate Lewis Starrett is stabbed to death on the street, insurance investigator Dora Conti, whose firm carries the $3-million policy on his life, is assigned to look into the murder. The array of suspects includes the victim's son, who may be using the family's corporate empire for his own nefarious purposes; his drug-crazed daughter; the amoral brother-and-sister team romantically involved with each of them; and a religious charlatan who holds the widow in thrall. As murder follows upon murder, relationships among this sorry lot deterioriate at a ludicrous rate. Meanwhile, amidst her probings, Dora, a refreshingly plump and ordinary heroine, is tempted to endanger her happy marriage in a fling with the NYPD detective on the case, a subplot lacking both tension and interest.