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Prayers for the Dead (a Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel) (1996)

by Faye Kellerman

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Title:Prayers for the Dead (a Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel)
Authors:Faye Kellerman
Info:Avon (date?), Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
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Prayers for the Dead (a Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel) by Faye Kellerman (1996)



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The plot seemed preposterous to me and a bit dated, which is not unreasonable given when it was written.

I was glad to finish the book - as oposed to not finishing it.

A 3 minus. ( )
  yhgail | Feb 20, 2019 |
This book is a great murder mystery. There are so many plot twists but all of them are believable. This is the first book that I have read from this author so I know I am stepping in to a series but I still enjoyed this book very much. ( )
  LilQuebe | Feb 4, 2019 |
Dr Azor Sparks's genius saves lives, he is also a pillar of the local evangelical church and a committed family man. So who would want to murder him? The answer, Lieutenant Peter Decker soon concludes, is a lot of people.

The plot was interesting and a bit complicated but not hard to follow. It included a brilliant heart surgeon, a contract with a drug company, religious beliefs, grown children with money problems and a biker gang. There were many suspects, good dialogue and character development. All the different pieces came together with a reasonable explanation in the end. It was an enjoyable read. ( )
  gaylebutz | Jan 13, 2019 |
A mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end which will pull the rug out from under your feet!

http://nicolewbrown.blogspot.com/2014/12/prayers-for-dead-by-faye-kellerman.html ( )
  nicolewbrown | Nov 23, 2016 |
A well-known surgeon is murdered without an apparent motive and Decker's investigation gets extra complicated when he finds out that Rina's first husband was a close friend of one of the family-members. There is quite a lot of running around trying to figure out family relations in this one as well as a barrage of theological discussions about the difference between Judaism and Christianity and that gets slightly tedious, but since the mystery is quite puzzling, it's a proper page-turner read. ( )
  -Eva- | Sep 30, 2012 |
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To Jonathan for a quarter century of love, laughter, and just plain fun.
To Jesse, Rachel, Ilana, and Aliza, the keys to my heart--thanks for putting it all in perspective.
To Mom, my lifelong friend--love ya, kid.
And to Rita--for all the inappropriate giggles.
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Dr. Azor Moses Sparks is an extremely esteemed heart surgeon, a devout fundamentalist Christian, a cyclist, a friend of biker gangs; a friend to all. Until he is found dead in an alley with his chest ripped open, that is. Where does one go to begin in the investigation of a man who had no enemies? Lt. Peter Decker starts with the man's family, which he discovers is large and filled with strife and unstable characters. He also finds some problems in his own affairs, mostly involving religious beliefs--his own, those of his Orthodox Jewish wife and those of a Roman Catholic priest who plays a prominent role in the multilayered thriller.

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A doctor is killed and his body mutilated in a parking lot in Los Angeles. As he investigates, Lieutenant Peter Decker discovers two sides to the man, one the respected heart surgeon, the other a member of a motorcycle gang.

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