By Faye Kellerman
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are again during this gripping secret regarding a mystery cabal of a few of l. a.’ such a lot wealthy—and vicious—teens LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his spouse, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a stricken former good friend, into their domestic. whereas the enigmatic teenager appears to be like adapting simply, Decker is aware simply too good the secrets and techniques teens keep—witnessed through the tragic suicide of one other teenager, Gregory Hesse, a scholar at Bell and Wakefield, one of many city’s so much specific prep faculties. Gregory’s mom, Wendy, refuses to think her son shot himself and convinces Decker to seem deeper. What he reveals disturbs him. The gun utilized in the tragedy used to be stolen—evidence that propels him to release an entire research along with his depended on crew, Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver. however the case turns into darkly complex via the suicide of one other Bell and Wakefield student—a loss of life that leads them to discover a particularly nasty workforce of wealthy and privileged scholars with a predilection for weapons and violence. Decker proposal he understood young ones, but the nearer he and his group get to the reality, the clearer it turns into that he is familiar with little or no approximately them, together with his personal cost, Gabe. The son of a gangster and an absent dad or mum, the boy has had a lifestyles full of an excessive amount of unfastened time, too many unexplained absences, and too little grownup supervision. sooner than it’s over, the case and all its terrifying ramifications will take Decker and his detectives down a gloomy alley of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances, culminating at a heart-stopping aspect of no go back.
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Punsche placed his hands atop his desk. . ” Oliver straightened his tie. ” Oliver shrugged. ” “We’re interested in Joey Reinhart, Gregory Hesse’s best friend,” Marge said. “We can get the number from Wendy Hesse—she’s the one who told us about Joey—but the lieutenant didn’t want to bother her. ” Punsche stroked his hairless chin. ” “Like my partner said, some things are not quite adding up. ” “That’s the LAPD,” Oliver said. ” Marge said, “We also found out some interesting things about another friend of Gregory’s.
I’m sure he wasn’t. . . ” “Can you be more specific? ” “Joey Reinhart. ” Marge asked. “He had friends,” Mrs. Hesse kept repeating. Decker tried a different approach. ” “You mentioned the popular kids. ” Decker shrugged. The woman’s mouth was set in a thin line. Finally, she said, “Gregory had all sorts of friends. ” “Problems to us usually mean, sex, drugs, or alcohol,” Marge said. ” Wendy kneaded her hands. “Some of his friends were a little slower to mature. . ” Decker asked. ” Marge asked.
It was clearly something she heard all the time. ” Gabe said it to mollify her, but he actually meant it. “This is what I’m going to do. ” He waited a moment. ” “Take down my cell number. ” He gave the girl his number. “I’ll take your phone number now. ” Pronounced Yaz-meen. She spelled it and then gave him her phone number. “That’s a very exotic name. ” “That’s Sage. My other sisters are Rosemary and Daisy. ” Yasmine smiled and checked her watch. “I have to go. ” “I remember that. ” She pulled out six operas—two Verdi, two Rossini, and two Mozart.