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Another gripping Alex Delaware novel from Kellerman, the king of psychological suspense and author of ten successive New York Times bestsellers. The setting is tropical but the atmosphere is sinister as Delaware probes the secrets of a wealthy scientist/philanthropist and unleashes an uncontrollable chain of violence. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
His 11th adventure takes Southern California psychologist/sleuth Alex Delaware to a remote Pacific island where hidden evils of the past and present are gradually, harrowingly, brought to light. While his L.A. house is being renovated, Alex, his guitar-making lover, Robin Castagna, and their doted-upon French bulldog, Spike, depart Malibu (home base in the most recent Self-Defense) for a four-month stay on the island of Aruk, where Alex has agreed to help Bill Moreland, a doctor who has lived and worked there since the end of WWII, organize his decades' worth of notes. Aruk, not far from the Bikini atoll, has only the look of paradise. While sorting through Moreland's files, which are stored near the eccentric doctor's extensive spider "zoo," Alex learns of the recent mutilation death of a young local woman, with its suggestions of cannibalistic ritual. Another Moreland guest dies while flying over the island's off-limits U.S. Navy base; a sleazy U.S. senator, once in the service with Moreland, visits the island on a base-closing mission. Then a second local woman is gruesomely murdered, and a member of Moreland's staff is charged with the crime. Adroitly blending arachnophilia and psychological suspense, Kellerman leads Alex and Robin through a maze of coded messages before they finally unearth Moreland's island secrets and the political wrongdoings linked to them. Series fans may miss LAPD detective Milo Sturgis as Alex abandons his beloved koi for reef-dwelling tropical fish, but loyal familiars and Kellerman newcomers alike will turn these pages compulsively. Major ad/promo.
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Of all the books that I have read of Kellerman this is the one that didn't interest me like the other one. It has some suspense in it but not as much as the others. Read morePublished on June 2 2004
This is an extremely quiet, moody book that builds interesting characters in an interesting setting, but doesn't allow much to happen to them. Read morePublished on Dec 24 2002 by Richard A. Lovett
This is not Kellerman's grand mastrpiece he was aiming for, but still a decent and enjoyable read! The premise is really original and could have been developed better, but hey cut... Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2002 by Darren Jacks
After reading Jonathon Kellerman's "Priviate Eyes" I got a good taste of what kind of wounderful books this man writes. But give me a break! Read morePublished on Dec 2 2001
Having just finished Over The Edge, I can't believe the same author wrote The Web. This book lacks the intensity and drive I've come to expect from Kellerman. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2001 by Anna Klein
This book was absurd. There was no '0' or that's what I would have given it! A silly premise and an equally silly ending - totally low-rent and beneath the author. Read morePublished on June 23 2000 by Dee Jay
I was leary of starting this book after reading the reviews on this web-site but I sailed right threw it. I found it a relaxing easy read. Read morePublished on Aug. 23 1999