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The Web (1996)

by Jonathan Kellerman

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Series: Alex Delaware series (10)

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Stark black and white sets mood for tale of illicit human testing and government corruption on Pacific island.
  ritaer | Aug 13, 2014 |
After thirty years of attending to the phsical and mental health of the inhabitants of Knife Island, a tiny community in the Micronesian archipelago, Dr William Moreland feels it would be of benefit to his successor, and to his colleagues throughout the Pacific, if his records were properly analysed. Only too grateful to escape the violent atmosphere of Los Angeles and recoup their emotional resources, Dr Alex Delaware and his partner Robin accept Moreland's invitation to spend a sabbatical on the island to help him in the task. But Knife Island is not the paradise of the travel brochures. The murder of a young woman has created an atmosphere of division and fear. A potential development threatens a large part of the island with environmental pollution. And Dr Moreland is not universally regarded as the saintly healer of his own mythology. Co-habiting with cockroaches the size of dinner plates and spiders more venomous than rattlesnakes, Alex and Robin discover the doctor is concealing an older and darker mystery, a conspiracy of such startling magnitude that even Alex, with his knowledge of the depths of human depravity, is hard put to comprehend, or understand why he has been invited into such a horrific web of intrigue and abasement.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
I can't believe that Jonathan Kellerman wrote such a dreadful book.

Alex Delaware and Robin are lured to a tropical island to collaborate on a book to be written from the records of a medical doctor's experiences working among the population of the island.

The book then descends into murder, cannibalism, giant invertebrates, worm-like monsters and government corruption.

It was truly dreadful but I kept reading on the assumption that it had to get better. It didn't. ( )
1 vote pinkozcat | Sep 29, 2012 |
VERY GOOD
  DONNAMONTEIRO | Aug 15, 2010 |
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To my daughter, Aliza. Such pizzazz, such intellect, flashing eyes and a smile that lights up the galaxy. Wonderful things come in tiny packages.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0345460731, Mass Market Paperback)

Another gripping Alex Delaware novel from Kellerman, the king of psychological suspense and author of ten successive New York Times bestsellers. The setting is tropical but the atmosphere is sinister as Delaware probes the secrets of a wealthy scientist/philanthropist and unleashes an uncontrollable chain of violence.

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Psychologist Alex Delaware and his wife are invited to a remote island in the South Pacific to help a scientist organize his research files--three months in paradise, all expenses paid, that is until people start getting murdered. On discovering venomous cockroaches in their room, they know they are next.… (more)

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