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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 1 minute
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: October 27, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014I5FGKQ
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The Theory of Death: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Audiobook – Unabridged
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Two deaths occur as the professors and their students engage in competition to claim credit for each other’s work. One is an apparent suicide—the other made to look like suicide. Peter Decker and his young associate Tyler MacAdams girded by Rina’s good Kosher food and good ideas set out to solve the mysterious deaths. The suicide had been a math prodigy with such a great future in store that it was difficult to believe he’d taken his life. The second death—an untenured female professor was engaging in outside work that the school would never approve. The math-speak is crucial to the story and I admire Kellerman’s handling of it. She made me, feel like I understood it. There are plenty of twists and turns and rich back-stories, as well. Tyler MacAdams is now a Harvard law student and the Peter Decker worries that he won’t pass his exams. MacAdams’ romantic interest is a suspect. The final denouement took me by surprise. When they finally ferret out the reason for the suicide it is a complete surprise as well.
Kellerman brings out the richness of family and culture in Orthodox Judiasm. Her books have been critical as well but I always come away from reading her with a sense of satisfaction in my own Judiasm. When an author creates something sordid like a murder or suicide, if the characters enjoy a background of richness and richness of detail then this reader finds full satisfaction.