The crime was called in by Rina Lazarus, and Decker is relieved to discover that she is a calm and intelligent witness. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. She is also the only one in the sheltered community willing to speak of this unspeakable violation.
The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 1 #ad - Detective peter decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. As rina tries to steer Decker through the maze of religious laws the two grow closer.
Sacred and Profane: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 2William Morrow #ad - Los angeles police detective peter decker had grown very close to Rina's young sons, Sammy and Jake, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. Throwing himself professionally and emotionally into the murder case, he launches a very personal investigation: a quest that pulls him deep into the crack dens of Hollywood Boulevard and painfully close to the children of the streets and a nightmare world he must make his own.
A nice reprieve from the grueling work of a homicide cop-until Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight. Two human skeletons, the father of a sixteen-year-old daughter, charred beyond recognition, are identified by a forensic dentist as teenage girls--and for Decker, vacation time is over.
Milk and Honey: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 3William Morrow #ad - But his trail is leading him to a killing ground where four bodies lie still and lifeless. And by the time rina returns, passion, peter Decker is already held fast in a sticky mass of hatred, and murder -- in a world where intense sweetness is accompanied by a deadly sting. Obsessed more deeply by this case than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer.
In the silent pre-dawn city hours -- alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, three thousand miles away in New York -- LAPD detective Peter Decker finds a small child, the woman he loves, abandoned and covered in blood that is not hers. It is a sobering discovery, and a perplexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl.
Day of Atonement: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 4William Morrow #ad - Peter decker of the L. A. P. D. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him. Never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York -- or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly.
The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror. And now decker must find them both somewhere in America before a psychopath ends the life of a confused and frightened youngster whose only sin was to want something more.
Sanctuary: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 7William Morrow #ad - A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Las Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Then a second dealer is found murdered in Manhatten, Rina, catapulting Decker and his wife, into a heartstopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe.
. Only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard. A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Los Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Investigating detective Decker is stumped--faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends.
Sanctuary: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 7 #ad - Then a second dealer is found murdered in manhattan, Rina, catapulting Decker and his wife, into a hearstopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe. Investigating detective Decker is stumped--faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends. Only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard.
Justice: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 8William Morrow #ad - But even the confession of a disturbed kid with cold "killer eyes" cannot soothe Decker's inner torment. For he knows in his gut this crime goes much deeper and higher than anyone expects -- and that true justice, brutal and complete, has yet to be done. The cruel and bizarre slaying of a beautiful teen leads Detective Decker into the dark heart of an exotic subculture: the seamy, sometimes violent world of Southern California's rootless, affluent youth.
Prayers for The Dead: A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 9William Morrow #ad - The brutal murder of Dr. But the investigation into the well-known surgeon's death is raising too many questions and providing too few answers for homicide detective Lieutenant Peter Decker. Why, for example, would the family of a man so beloved respond to his slaying with more surprise than grief? And what linked a celebrated doctor with strict fundamentalist beliefs to a gang of outlaw bikers? But the most unsettling connection of all is the one that ties the tormented Sparks family to Peter Decker's own -- and the secrets shared by a renegade Catholic priest.
. And decker's wife, Rina Lazarus. Azor sparks in an alley behind a restaurant is greeted with public outrage and a demand for swift, sure justice.
False Prophet: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 5William Morrow #ad - But when lilah's dark visions turn frighteningly real, Decker's world will be severely rocked -- as the "false prophet's" secrets and obsessions entrap the dedicated policeman. L. A. P. D. With his heart and mind on his pregnant young wife, Rina Lazarus, Peter finds it hard to put much credence in the victim's outrageous claims, at home, or to become too deeply involved with her equally odd brothers and aging film star mom.
And point a killer toward Decker's own vulnerable family. The beautiful, robbed, eccentric spa owner and daughter of a faded Hollywood legend, Lilah was beaten, and raped in her own home -- and claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon. Detective peter decker doesn't know quite what to make of Lilah Brecht.
Serpent's Tooth: A Peter Decker/rina Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 10William Morrow #ad - A man walks into a trendy los angeles restaurant -- a disgruntled ex-employee with an automatic weapon -- and seconds later, thirteen people are dead and thirty-two more have been wounded. It is a heinous act of mass slaughter that haunts Homicide Detective Peter Decker. But, though eyewitnesses saw only the lone gunman -- who apparently took his own life after his bloody work was done -- evidence suggests more than one weapon was fired.
It is a disturbing inconsistency that sends Decker racing headlong into a sordid, labyrinthine world of Southern California money and power, on an investigation that threatens to destroy his reputation and his career.
Jupiter's Bones: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 11William Morrow #ad - But the dead leader's four "privileged" attendants make it clear that the police are not welcome there--and the mysterious disappearance of two of the Order's members, including a child, turns an already uncomfortable situation even uglier and more incendiary. But then he vanished without any warning to his family or colleagues.
Fifteen years later, " the founder and charismatic leader of the scientific cult, he reappeared as "Father Jupiter, The Order of the Rings. Decker will need more than the wisdom and support of his wife, bizarre hidden pasts, Rina Lazarus, to defuse a ticking time bomb of jealousy, greed, and deadly secrets--one that could explode at any time into mayhem so pernicious that it threatens to destroy a multitude of misguided lives--and scores of helpless, innocent children as well.
Jupiter's Bones: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 11 #ad - Once Dr. And now he's dead--a vial of sleeping pills and an empty bottle of vodka standing near his lifeless body. Was ganz's death an accident? suicide? or did someone hasten Jupiter prematurely out of this world? These are the questions LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his Homicide team are determined to answer as they enter the cult's fortresslike compound.
Emil euler ganz was a preeminent astrophysicist with a worldrenowned reputation.
The Forgotten: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 13William Morrow #ad - The alleged perpetrator is seventeen-year-old Ernesto Golding, a "rich kid" obsessed with haunting suspicions about the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather. Rina lazarus and her husband, lapd homicide Lieutenant Peter Decker, are shocked by an outrage that cuts close to the spiritual heart of their family.
For lethal secrets with roots in the horrors of a past genteration are coming to the surface, propelling Peter and Rina into a ghastly world of ruthless parents and damaged youth -- and toward a dark evil and its ultimate retribution. Mervin baldwin, at an exclusive nature camp that caters moneyed, troubled children.
The Forgotten: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 13 #ad - For decker and his wife, unraveling the truth behind Ernesto's violent death becomes more terrifying with each sinister twist. Rina's small storefront synagogue has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death camp photographs. Then ernesto is found brutally murdered, along with his therapist, Dr.