Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created his most riveting and memorable work to date in the Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility.

Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists—angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are sticken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry, and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California.

Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, erotic, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest.

Baker & Taylor
Years after failing to help troubled teen-turned-stripper Lauren Teague, psychologist Alex Delaware ignores the advice of friends to solve her murder and must delve into the victim's past and California's sex industry.

Blackwell North Amer
Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists - angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex comes face-to-face with Lauren in a shocking encounter, both doctor and patient are stricken with shame. And then the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with his longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry, and then steps into mortal danger where lust and big money collide in Southern California.

Baker
& Taylor

Years after failing to help troubled teen-turned-stripper Lauren Teague, psychologist Alex Delaware ignores the advice of friends to solve her murder and must delve into the victim's past and the sex industry of southern California. (Suspense)

Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2001
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780375431296
0375431292
Characteristics: 581 p. ; 24 cm

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