Jupiter's Bones: A Novel (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus Novels)

Kellerman, Faye

Published by William Morrow & Co, 1999
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Synopsis: Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was considered a preeminent astrophysicist, a brilliant professor with a world-renowned reputation. Then, without warning to his family or colleagues, he vanished. For ten years, no one knew of his whereabouts until he suddenly reappeared as "Father Jupiter," the founder of a pseudoscientific cult--the Order of the Rings of God. For fifteen years, Ganz ruled his hundreds of disciples with spiritual words as well as an iron fist. Now, suddenly, the aging charismatic leader is found dead, a fifth of vodka and a vial of pills by his bedside.

Ganz's abrupt demise brings about official questions for LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his team of Homicide detectives. Is Ganz's death an accident, a suicide or even a homicide? Suspicions abound. But when the police enter the premises to investigate, the cult becomes resentful of the intrusion. Those closest to Father Jupiter--his four "privileged" attendants---are especially indignant, turning overtly hostile when two cult members--including a child--appear to be missing. The irate attendants all but accuse the police of masterminding a kidnapping.

The situation becomes threatening and ugly, but Decker, with the support of his wife, Rina, and his detectives refuse to back down. Amid disturbing forensic evidence, mangled murdered bodies, hidden pasts and deadly secrets, the team continues its relentless probe of the bizarre cult, even as the Order turns violent, erupting into mayhem so deadly that it threatens not only the lives of its nave adult members but also scores of helpless, innocent children.

Review: Faye Kellerman's 11th Peter Decker-Rina Lazarus mystery takes police lieutenant Decker into the enclave of a Heaven's Gate-style pseudoscientific religious cult, the Order of the Rings of God. The cult's leader, a former world-class physicist who styles himself Jupiter, has died of an ungodlike combination of liquor and prescription drugs, but whether it was accident, suicide, or murder is suspiciously murky. The death is mysteriously reported by Jupiter's estranged daughter Europa, a scientist who has nothing to do with the cult, and when the police arrive on the scene, they find that Jupiter's followers, particularly his four unpleasantly ambitious personal attendants, range from uncooperative to downright hostile. Decker's suspicions kick into high gear when two other cult members go missing and another body turns up. But with the tense situation threatening to unravel as explosively as Jonestown or Waco, it's Marge, Decker's professional sidekick, who penetrates the cult's inner sanctum and effects a scary eleventh-hour rescue.

For Decker, as always, the mystery serves to offset the tempestuous Orthodox Jewish family life that he married into. Sammy, Rina's older son, wants to study in a politically unstable region of Israel, and Jake, the younger, is teetering on the edge of a most unorthodox social scene of girls, porn movies, and pot. Kellerman knows how to craft a compelling mystery, but it's the honesty of Decker's unique religious and family struggles that keeps mystery fans interested book after book. If you're new to this series, you'll want to begin at the beginning with The Ritual Bath. --Barrie Trinkle

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Title: Jupiter's Bones: A Novel (Peter Decker & ...
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Publication Date: 1999
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