Survival of the Fittest

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In this latest thriller by New York Times bestselling Jonathan Kellerman, psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware confronts an almost unimaginably cruel, arrogant, and obsessed killer who takes as much pleasure in matching wits with the police as in robbing human life--all in the name of science.

The slightly retarded fifteen-year-old daughter of a diplomat dies on a school field trip--forced or lured into a deserted corner of the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood.  Her father adamantly denies the possibility of a political motive, which leaves LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his longtime friend psychologist Alex Delaware to pose the question: Why?

The victim's father is so intent on controlling the investigation that Alex and Milo start to wonder if he wants to bring out the truth--or make sure it stays buried.  Then there is another killing, and within days Alex finds himself ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of his career.  Driven to find answers, he and Milo will work closely with Inspector Daniel Sharavi, the brilliant Israeli police detective introduced in Jonathan Kellerman's The Butcher's Theater (also available from BDD Audio and performed by Ben Kingsley).  In the end, though, it is Alex who will go undercover, alone, to expose the smug brutality of a murderous conspiracy and a terrifying contempt for human life.  In  Jonathan Kellerman draws one of the most chilling, frighteningly realistic portraits of evil you will ever experience.
John Rubinstein's film credits include Another Stakeout and The Boys from Brazil, and he has appeared on television in such shows as Crazy Like a Fox and Family.  An accomplished stage actor, he won both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk award for his role on Broadway in Children of a Lesser God.  He has also performed the Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio editions of all of Jonathan Kellerman's previous Alex Delaware novels.

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The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip--lured into the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood.  Her father denies the possibility of a political motive.  There are no signs of struggle, no evidence of sexual assault, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the disturbing question: Why?



Working together with Daniel Sharavi, the brilliant Israeli police inspector introduced in Jonathan Kellerman's The Butcher's Theater, Delaware and Sturgis soon find themselves ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of their careers.  And when death strikes again, it is Alex who must go undercover, alone, to expose an unthinkable conspiracy of self-righteous brutality and total contempt for human life.

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A retarded child is ritually murdered while on a school outing in a nature reserve. The police, led by Milo Sturgis, have got nowhere and are hampered by the girl's parents: she was the daughter of an Israeli diplomat and her father refuses to allow any publicity for fear that the killing was anti-Semitic and that the death would encourage others. But Milo suspects the murderer is more 'ordinary', and with the help of Alex Delaware, tries to track any previous murders of retarded or disabled children. With painstaking research they reveal a ghastly trail of slaughter. In the midst of this they realise there is another investigator following their tracks - Daniel Shavari from Jerusalem, who last appeared in THE BUTCHER'S THEATRE - and whose orders may go beyond merely identifying the killer.

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