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Blindman's Bluff: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels) Mass Market Paperback – November 27, 2012
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In bestseller Kellerman's solid 18th novel to feature L.A. police detective Lt. Peter Decker and his wife, Rina (after The Mercedes Coffin), Rina finds that some jury duty should include hazardous duty pay. A shooting rampage at the 70-acre compound and mansion owned by shopping mall magnate Guy Kaffey leaves Kaffey, his wife and two guards dead. Kaffey's oldest son, Gil, apparently was left for dead and two other guards are missing. A plethora of suspects and motives has Decker and his colleagues looking at Guy's brother, Mace, and Guy's younger son, Grant, as well as the missing guards, other household staff, the remaining off-duty staff and possibly business rivals. Decker's cool professionalism is thoroughly tested when a chance courtroom encounter thrusts Rina into the case and puts her in harm's way. Kellerman expertly keeps interlocking investigations moving along with a minimum of confusion but plenty of doubt as to the guilty party or parties. (Aug.)
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A 3 A.M. phone call summons LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker to the well-fortified Coyote Ranch compound of billionaire developer Guy Kaffey. A grisly scene awaits: Kaffey and his wife dead, gunned down along with four employees. A philanthropist known for extending second chances to delinquents—many of whom he had hired for his personal security—the wealthy businessman died badly in what had to be an inside job. Perhaps even deeper inside than anyone imagines.
At first the darkness enveloping this horrific multiple murder cannot touch Decker's wife, Rina Lazarus, who's serving on a jury in an L.A. courthouse. But a chance meeting and a request for help from a court translator is leading Rina straight into the heart of her husband's investigation—and directly into the path of relentless, cold-blooded killers.
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I found the story "Blindman's Bluff" rather interesting with the introduction of a blind character who is able to determine descriptions through voice, accents, and other details that those who are not blind might miss.
Rina, who has been selected for a jury (surprising, since Peter is a dective in the LA Police Department) encounters the blind character, and through this meeting, is able to help Peter in the solution of the crime.
Living in Southern California, I find that the descriptions of areas with which I am mostly unfamiliar, become places I now know more about.
Being from an Orthodox Jewish family, I understand the customs and traditions which Peter has learned in this series. These customs and traditions are sometimes difficult for others to comprehend, and Faye Kellerman does an outstanding job of explaining them through Peter's own learning process. I found this interesting, as well as the way Kellerman blends these customs and traditions into the work that Peter does as a police detective.
The plots are well woven, and the conclusions to each case clear, believeable, and sometimes surprising..
I think it would be interesting to be a part of Rina and Peter's lives, and since this is fiction, reading about them is almost like being in that part.
I hope there are more books written in this series.
The crime is complicated. The large house sits on a big property surrounded by fencing and with its own security force. All signs point to an inside job--but is it family or members of the security force that have committed the crime?
Meanwhile, Rina is on jury duty. The court's witness translator is a blind man with a highly developed sense of hearing. During a trial break,he overhears two men talking about the mass murder. He asks Rina to describe the men, thus putting himself and Rina in danger.
In Blindman's Bluff, Kellerman creates a compelling mystery wrapped in the everday realities of Decker's family life and his challenge of maintaing the daily rituals of the Jewish faith as he hunts violent criminals.
I lost a lot of sleep reading this book. I was so caught up in the fast paced events I just couldn't put my Kindle down.