With his Orthodox Jewish girlfriend, Rina Lazarus, thousands of miles away in New York wrestling with his marriage proposal, LAPD detective Pete Decker is lonelier than usual on his morning drive. Until he sees a two-year-old child covered in blood and bee stings.
The child doesn't belong to anyone in the housing complex she's found near, but Decker assumes she must have a family. By the time Rina comes back to town, Decker is obsessed with the case--especially when he stumbles onto a grisly quadruple murder scene and learns what can happen when passion turns into a fatal blood feud. . . .
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Part of my responsiblities as mass market managing editor of Ballantine includes handling reprints. In addition to updating front and back matter in order to keep everything up to date, I make sure that any text changes that need to be made are indeed made. This could include anything from factual information that an author wants to change to simple misspellings (although we pride ourselves in having many books with zero typos). Well, recently I received a letter that had originally been sent from a reader to Faye Kellerman, who sent it on to us. The reader wrote about how much she loves Faye's books, and she was shocked to find a few typos in one of the books. I reviewed her list of "errors," and lo and behold, a couple of them absolutely had to be changed. Whenever a reader does something like this, I like to respond with a letter of my own, along with a copy of the book with the corrections made. But in this case there was only a return address; nowhere was there a name. I looked at the address again; it sounded awful familiar. I searched the remnants of my limited brain and suddenly realized that the letter had come from one of my best friends' mothers. And I could see Mrs. R's style all over it. I immediately called my friend and told him about it; we decided to do nothing until the next reprint comes out, with the corrections. Then I'll send a copy of the book, with a note from me, thanking Mrs. R for all her help. I guess the world gets a little smaller every day. . . .
Mark Rifkin, Managing Editorial
"UNFORGETTABLE . . . STUNNING."
--The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"FAYE KELLERMAN'S BEST NOVEL TO DATE: DEEPER, RICHER, MORE EMOTIONALLY COMPLEX."
Author of L.A. Confidential
"HITS ALL ITS TARGETS, DEAD ON."
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