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The Web (1996)

by Jonathan Kellerman

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Series: Alex Delaware series (10)

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Psychologist Alex Delaware and girlfriend Robin Casta gnarly go to Micronesia to help am aging doctor with his cases. What ensues is a weird mystery unlike no other Kellerman novel. This one has all the usual grit and grime but more weirdness than exoected. And, if you don't like bugs, you may want to skip this one. ( )
  FMRox | Jul 21, 2015 |
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 |
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Tres meses en el paraíso con los gastos pagados: una invitación que el detective Alex Delaware no es capaz de rechazar. El doctor Woodrow Wilson Moreland, un admirado científico y filántropo que reside en la pequeña isla de Aruk, en el Pacífico, acoge en su casa a Alex para que éste le eche una mano en la organización de los escritos que va a publicar. Una tarea fácil que le dejará tiempo más que suficiente para disfrutar de un romántico interludio con Robin Castagna.
Sin embargo, unos invitados muy reservados, unos siniestros visitantes nocturnos y el propio doctor Moreland, hombre extraño y escurridizo, enturbian los placeres que le proporcionan las playas y el mar. Los casos clínicos que éste relata a Delaware -una paciente que se vuelve loca por un acto de extrema crueldad, un hombre muerto por la radiación de una explosión nuclear cuarenta años atrás, una joven brutalmente asesinada cuyo cadáver mutilado se había hallado en la playa hacía apenas seis meses- no parecen tener relación entre sí. A pesar de todo, el perspicaz detective no puede evitar preguntarse qué trata de desvelarle el doctor... y cuál es la verdadera razón de que lo invitara a Aruk.
Alex acaba comprendiendo que la respuesta se encuentra oculta en algún lugar de la finca de Moreland. Y cuando al fin descubre la verdad, ésta resulta ser mucho más espeluznante y aterradora de lo que había imaginado.
 

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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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