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ISBN: 0062064320
Author: Faye Kellerman
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow (January 3, 2012)
Pages: 384
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 986
Size Fb2: 1698 kb
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The twentieth Decker/Lazarus novel shows Kellerman in fine form, taking on the au courant issue of bullying, in a slick, fast-moving mystery that should entice even those new to the series

The twentieth Decker/Lazarus novel shows Kellerman in fine form, taking on the au courant issue of bullying, in a slick, fast-moving mystery that should entice even those new to the series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: After a slight misstep with Hangman, Kellerman returns to fine form here, and fans of the long-running series will return as well. Faye Kellerman is an amazing writer.

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Gun Games: A Decker/Lazarus Novel. Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus. Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus by. Faye Kellerman, Mitchell Greenberg (Translation).

Faye Marder Kellerman (born July 31, 1952) is an American writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series as well as three non-series books, The Quality of Mercy, Moon Music and Straight into Darkness. Kellerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended UCLA where she earned a . in mathematics in 1974. Four years later she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.

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does for the American cop what P. D. James has done for the British mystery, lifting it beyond its genre. In Gun Games, the sensational Faye Kellerman once again showcases Peter Decker of the LAPD and Rina Lazarus, arguably the most popular husband and wife team in contemporary crime fiction. A rash of shocking adolescent suicides at an elite Los Angeles private school is at the heart of this gripping thriller that also focuses on the troubled teen Decker and Lazarus have brought into their home: Gabriel Whitman, the son of a psychopath.

In Gun Games, the sensational Faye Kellerman once again showcases Peter Decker of the LAPD and Rina Lazarus, arguably the most popular husband and wife team in contemporary crime fiction.

Gun Games A Decker Lazarus Peter DeckerRina Lazarus By : Faye Kellerman. Views: 373. Author: Faye Kellerman. Publication Date: 26/06/2012.

Gun Games : A Decker/Lazarus Novel. I enjoy Faye Kellerman's books for a fun, not completely empty read

Gun Games : A Decker/Lazarus Novel. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. I enjoy Faye Kellerman's books for a fun, not completely empty read. I just received Gun Games as an early birthday present and read it in a day. Yes, there was a good amount of teenage arousal, but I found Gabe and Yasmine's relationship pretty credible. It was a good counterpoint to the crime investigation. Come on, though- Faye, can't you let them use birth control?

“[Kellerman] does for the American cop what P. D. James has done for the British mystery, lifting it beyond its genre.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“No one working in the crime genre is better.”—Baltimore Sun

In Gun Games, the sensational Faye Kellerman once again showcases Peter Decker of the LAPD and Rina Lazarus, arguably the most popular husband and wife team in contemporary crime fiction. A rash of shocking adolescent suicides at an elite Los Angeles private school is at the heart of this gripping thriller that also focuses on the troubled teen Decker and Lazarus have brought into their home: Gabriel Whitman, the son of a psychopath. Herself one-half of one of noir fiction’s true “power couples”—along with her husband, acclaimed mystery writer Jonathan Kellerman—Faye Kellerman once again demonstrates how American police procedural writing is done to perfection with Gun Games.

Comments:

Marelyne
I have read almost all of Faye Kellerman's books, and this just happened to be a book I already read. A second reading of Gun Games was just as good as the first time around, as far as the content. Her characters of Gabe Donatti and his father, Chris Donatti came across as the Mafia characters she had originally created, even though son, Gabe is a far cry from being like his dad as far as killing someone, or stealing, or any other type of crime associated with the Family today.
Gabe is a 15 year old who is the center of this story. He is a talented, even gifted, concert pianist who is headed to Juilliard in four months. He lives under the roof with Rina and her husband, Detective Peter Decker. He loves classical music, including opera, and meets a Persian Jewish girl, age 14, who shares his same interests in music. They get closer and he teaches her some things about sex, which really draws them into a second area of interest.
This is not a book for young teens to read unless they are "mature" for their age. The street language is crude and the sexual scenes are like soft porn.
I gave it five stars because the story is very well written with excellent characters throughout.
Watikalate
I've read and enjoyed every book in this series, and this one was no exception. It continues the story of young Gabriel Donatti, foster son of Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker, whose own family has now mostly left the nest. At fifteen, Gabe has more purpose in life than most kids his age. He's a gifted musician who has gotten what he needs from high school and is now positioning himself to move on to the next phase of his life as an acclaimed pianist. His focus and discipline contrast sharply with the lives of a group of students at an expensive local prep school that serves as the pivot point for most of the story's action. The problem at the school is vicious bullying--bullying that causes two students to commit suicide and attracts the interest of Decker and his detectives. The action is fast-paced, the depictions of violence and violent sex are shocking but never gratuitous, and the surprises keep unfolding until the very last page. Definitely an all-nighter of a book, and the topic of bullying gives the story a great deal of urgency.

Having said all that, I have one question: What has happened to Rina? Can we please have her back? In the earlier novels of this series, Rina Lazarus figured things out for herself. She was always part of the action. She had no problem with jumping into her car (after packing a Kosher lunch) and driving off to investigate this or that theory she had about a case. She was occasionally exposed to great danger. She made enormous contributions to the unfolding of each story. In later books she has become a sort of stage prop. For several installments, all we heard about her was how beautiful she was, and our only glimpse of her seemed to have her standing in her kitchen turning out delectable meals for the Sabbath, or driving her daughter to school in her Volvo. Now she seems to have been relegated to holding hands, offering words of encouragement, and fetching things. Rina's appeal has always been that she was perfectly capable of being the perfect Jewish housewife and mother while exercising her formidable mental talents on the crime of the moment. She's beautiful, she's brilliant, and she deserves a lot more than what she's been given to do in these last few books.
Coiril
I have read all of the Peter & Rina Decker novels and found this one difficult to finish. There was a loose thread at the end of the book that needed to be resolved, but that wasn't the main problem.

I liked Gabe & Yasmine, I really did. I couldn't stand all the texting. I don't like to read dialect or "LOL CAT" language, and I have to add texting to the list. And the texting seemed to go on forever. And ever. And ever. Yes, I felt bad for the star-crossed lovers, who were basically the same age as Romeo and Juliet. But there was just TOO MUCH of their story. Was this Twilight?

The book did make me reflect on parenting and its effect on the kids. Chris Donatti was far from a good parent, but Gabe turned out all right. Rina & Decker were excellent parents and foster parents; they were nurturing & supportive to Gabe, and their four kids turned out well. I'm looking forward to seeing them as grandparents. Although Yasmine's parents loved her, their strict adherence to traditional behavior made it difficult for her to cope with her blossoming feelings. Fortunately her mother did support her operatic ambitions, as she was extremely talented.

Darla's very religious parents saw to it that she would be responsible for her actions; even though she was involved in drugs, they still loved her. But there were young people who had been ruined by parents who were at best self-involved and at worse amoral. The lengths to which some parents will go to "protect" their children amazes me.

The ending struck me as fitting; please don't think badly of me for that!

All in all, I'm not sorry I read the book, but it could have been so much better. More Peter & Rina, more Scott & Marge, and less Romeo & Juliet!
Visonima
I'm a long term Faye Kellerman fan and a long-time reader of the Decker/Lazarus novels. This is another generally well-written novel and one that seems to be opening the way for the introduction of some new long-term characters. Perhaps Ms. K is getting tired of writing the same old/same old. It's been a lot of years now. And because Ms. K is a consistent writer, Decker and Rina are now getting on in years and we have a new cast of quite young characters to follow and care about. And don't get me wrong - I DO. It's just that the plotting, while linear and coherent, up-to-date in it's subject matter, this introduction to Gabe (16 year old foster child to the Decker's) and Yasmine (his new found love -aged 14) is more ground-laying than compelling. BUT - Ms. K is a fine writer and even this - what I consider to be - lesser work can never dim the wonderful series that I have spent many years reading. So don't be scared away by my 3 stars - just wait - it'll definitely get better. She's just too good and consistent a writer of crime fiction.

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