Decker/Lazarus Series, No 19
August 2010 / ISBN 9780061702563
by Barbara Buhrer
Peter Decker, LAPD lieutenant,
is celebrating his 60th birthday. He reluctantly agrees to do his
friend, Teresa McLauglin, a favor. He is to attend a meeting between
her and her psychotic hit man husband, Chris Donatti, from whom
she has run away with their son Gabe. Instead Gabe tells Peter that
his mother is missing. Peter takes Gabe home where Rina and their
daughter, Hannah, do their best to make him feel at home. Peter
searched for Teresa as a missing person. Then Donatti disappears.
Meanwhile a nurse at
the local hospital is found hanging at a nearby construction site.
Soon, another murder victim, a close friend of the victim, is found
at the site. Is there any connection between the disappearance of
Tony and these murders? Peter and his team must find the answers
before more mayhem occurs.
This latest addition
to the story of Decker and Lazarus is a well written procedural
drama. It mixes religion with crime, showing commitment to family
and friends. We learn a lot about Jewish tradition. This is a thriller
with nonstop action with excellent police work.