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Gun Games (2011)

by Faye Kellerman

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I enjoy Faye Kellerman's books for a fun, not completely empty read. I just received Gun Games as an early birthday present and read it in a day. Yes, there was a good amount of teenage arousal, but I found Gabe and Yasmine's relationship pretty credible. It was a good counterpoint to the crime investigation. Come on, though- Faye, can't you let them use birth control? Still, an enjoyable installment in the Decker/Lazarus series. ( )
  camnini | Mar 24, 2013 |
My first Faye and my first encounter with Rina and the Lu! Very enjoyable listening and such appealing characters.The narrator's very strong Chicago/Midweest accent wasn't perfectly appropriate but he did a very good job of capturing teenage yearning and validating the strength of early and first love. I will now go back and read the others in the series. Highly recommended. ( )
  froxgirl | Mar 11, 2013 |
Decker and Rina have taken in brilliant 15-year-old Gabriel, a talented and smart pianist. He is savvy and able to deal with gun-toting bullies from a private school, and then it turns out that they're involved with a couple of suicides that Decker is investigating. The romance that develops between Gabe and a 14 year old Persian American girl is hot and heavy, and at least in the audio version seemed quite belabored. ( )
  sleahey | Dec 12, 2012 |
A disappointment. Was this written for teenagers? ( )
  allenkl | Jul 11, 2012 |
Another strong addition to the Rina and Peter Decker series; with the usual excellent cast of characters. ( )
  Bookish59 | Jun 23, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062064320, Hardcover)

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are back in this gripping mystery involving a secret cabal of some of Los Angeles’ most wealthy—and vicious—teens

LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen-year-old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a troubled former friend, into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep—witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city’s most exclusive prep schools.

Gregory’s mother, Wendy, refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Decker to look deeper. What he finds disturbs him. The gun used in the tragedy was stolen—evidence that propels him to launch a full investigation with his trusted team, Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver. But the case becomes darkly complicated by the suicide of another Bell and Wakefield student—a death that leads them to uncover an especially nasty group of rich and privileged students with a predilection for guns and violence. Decker thought he understood kids, yet the closer he and his team get to the truth, the clearer it becomes that he knows very little about them, including his own charge, Gabe. The son of a gangster and an absent parent, the boy has had a life filled with too much free time, too many unexplained absences, and too little adult supervision.

Before it’s over, the case and all its terrifying ramifications will take Decker and his detectives down a dark alley of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances, culminating at a heart-stopping point of no return.

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Lieutenant Detective Decker and his wife, Rina, investigate an apparent teen suicide witnessed by the son of a troubled former friend whom they have welcomed into their home.

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