Never Fear

Never Fear

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Seventeen years ago, three women were killed, their bodies dumped in the wasteland of the L.A. River. The serial killer was never found, and the case was mysteriously closed. Now, all these years later, Detective Alex Delillo reopens the River Killer case to help solve her own brother's murder.

Alex never knew she had a brother until she went to identify his body. He was found next to the river near Griffith Park, a single gunshot wound in his head. LAPD is calling it suicide, but when Alex reconstructs her brother's final hours she stumbles across his research on an old LAPD case-the River Killings. The prime suspect was none other than their own father.

As Alex gets closer to the truth, her father's past comes into focus, and alarming flashbacks from her childhood start to plague her. A journeyman actor who disappeared when she was child, he had a history of violence against women, but was he capable of murder? Meanwhile, the schizophrenic son of the killer's third victim is out for his own revenge, and someone in the shadows is stalking Alex's every move and leaving a body count. In a chilling turn, Alex finds that the truth is as murky and as empty as the L.A. River itself.

Replete with a labyrinth-like plot, feverish suspense, and the simmering setting that is Los Angeles, Frost proves he can rival the best popular suspense authors in this, his second outing in a promising new series that Publishers Weekly called "a jaw-dropper that will leave readers clamoring for more."

Baker & Taylor
Seventeen years after an unidentified killer murdered three women in Los Angeles, detective Alex Delillo, whose own father had been the prime suspect, reopens the case as a means of solving the murder of the brother she never knew.

Blackwell North Amer
Seventeen years ago, three young women were killed, their bodies dumped in the wasteland of the L.A. River. The killer was never found, and the case was mysteriously closed. Now, all these years later, as memories from her past threaten her present, Detective Alex Delillo reopens the River Killer case.
After a chaotic year, homicide detective Alex Delillo's life if finally back to normal - her daughter is in college and she is experiencing the first pangs of an empty nest - until she receives a phone call about a death outside her Pasadena jurisdiction. The body of an unidentified man is found next to the river near Griffith Park with a single gunshot wound to the head - apparent suicide - and Alex was the last person he tried to contact before he died. When she goes to identify him, Alex comes face to face with the spitting image of her father.
Now, a half brother she never knew she had is dead under more than mysterious circumstances. LAPD thinks it's an open-and-shut case; Alex isn't so sure. When she reconstructs her brother's final hours, she discovers he had investigated on an old LAPD serial killer case from the '70s - the River Killings. He may have come across something buried deep within the case files, something that could have gotten him killed.
As Alex gets closer to the truth of her brother's murder, her father's past comes into alarming focus, and disturbing flashbacks from her childhood start to plague her. A journeyman actor who disappeared when she was child, her father had a history of violence against women, but was he capable of murder? And is he the one in the shadows, stalking Alex's every move and leaving a body count? In a chilling turn, Alex finds that the truth is as murky and as empty as the L.A. River itself.

Baker
& Taylor

Seventeen years after an unidentified killer murdered three women in Los Angeles, detective Alex Delillo, whose own father had been the prime suspect, reopens the case as a means of solving the murder of the brother she never knew. By the author of Run the Risk. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2006
ISBN: 9780399153402
0399153403
Branch Call Number: FRO
MYSTERY
Characteristics: 289 p. ; 24 cm

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