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Peter Decker and his wife
Rina Lazarus have moved closer to their adult children and foster son
in upstate New York. Peter’s new job with the Greenbury Police
Department is a bit of a drag after Los Angeles. Also his new
partner, a former Harvard student with plenty of attitude, has made
the transition even more onerous.
Just when he’s
seriously questioning the wisdom of the move Peter is given a case
that begins with a cemetery break-in but escalates quickly into
something far more sinister.
A mausoleum featuring
Tiffany panels has been broken into and fakes substituted for the
valuable originals. Next a female student at a posh local college is
Suddenly Decker is no longer bored with his new job. In
fact as he and his partner begin checking out the academic set to
find the killer they stumble upon dark secrets, international intrigue involving Russia and a group of ruthless individuals who
will destroy anyone or anything that stands in the way of allowing
them to achieve their sinister ends. Rina and Peter will
have to call upon all their past experience as the collaborate on
this convoluted but fascinating case that involves much more than
Of the more recent
novels in this long running series, Murder 101 is at the top of
the list and ranks way up there with the best Faye Kellerman has
written to date.