By Jonathan Kellerman
A former famous person athlete became coroner’s investigator is drawn right into a brutal, complex homicide during this mental mystery from a father-son writing staff that offers “brilliant, page-turning fiction” (Stephen King).
average factors or foul play? That’s the query Clay Edison needs to solution every time he examines a physique. knowing explanations and chasing down suspects aren’t a part of his beat—not till a likely open-and-shut case proves to be greater than meets his hugely expert eye.
Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies chilly on the backside of his stairs. initially look the scene seems to be basic: a once-respected psychology professor, performed in by way of booze and a nasty middle. yet his daughter Tatiana insists that her father has been murdered, and he or she persuades Clay to take a better examine the awful proof of Rennert’s life.
What emerges is a historical past of scandal and violence, and an scan long gone horribly unsuitable that led to the brutal homicide of a coed. Walter Rennert, it seems that, was once a damaged man—and probably a marked one. And while Clay learns colleague of Rennert’s died in a virtually exact demeanour, he starts to question every little thing within the legitimate record.
the entire whereas, his dating with Tatiana is evolving into whatever forbidden. The nearer they develop, the extra made up our minds he turns into to seize her father’s killer—even if he has to overstep his bounds to do it.
The twisting path Clay follows will lead him into the darkest corners of the human soul. It’s his activity to hear the stories the lifeless inform. yet this time, he’s a part of a narrative that makes his blood run cold.
Praise for the father-son writing staff of
Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
“Brilliant, page-turning fiction . . . I spent 3 days absolutely misplaced on this planet Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman have created. . . . an extraordinary collaboration the place the sum is actually more than the components . . . a rare paintings of detection, suspense, and supernatural mystery.”—Stephen King, on The Golem of Hollywood
“Two masters of mental suspense weave a sprawling modern whodunit. . . . A witty, propulsive, and often chilling read.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on The Golem of Hollywood
“A magnificent, haunting story . . . a continuing collaboration among tremendous gifted authors with very various kinds. I stored asking myself, ‘How do they do that?’ because the pages flew by.”—Bookreporter, on The Golem of Paris