Blood Test: An Alex Delaware Novel (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Alex Delaware series.

Description


It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but his parents refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save him. Alex sets out to convince Mr. and Mrs. Swope—only to find that the parents have left the hospital and taken their son with them. Worse, the sleazy motel where the Swopes were staying is empty—except for an ominous blood stain. They have vanished into the sordid shadows of the city.
 
Now Alex and his friend, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, have no choice but to push the law to the breaking point. They are forced to enter an amoral underworld where drugs, dreams, and sex are all for sale and fantasies are fulfilled at any price—even at the cost of a young boy’s life.
 
Praise for Blood Test
 
“A suspenseful thriller whose solution lies in the darker recesses of the human soul.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“Gripping . . . peopled with vivid characters . . . pulsing with suspense.”The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“Establishes Jonathan Kellerman as a master of suspense.”The Charlotte Observer
 
Don’t miss the excerpt of Jonathan Kellerman’s Guilt in the back of the book!

About the Author


Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored the first book of a new series, The Golem of Hollywood. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico.

Praise For…


“A suspenseful thriller whose solution lies in the darker recesses of the human soul.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“Gripping . . . peopled with vivid characters . . . pulsing with suspense.”The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“Establishes Jonathan Kellerman as a master of suspense.”The Charlotte Observer
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345540126
ISBN-10: 0345540123
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Alex Delaware