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Street Dreams (2003)

by Faye Kellerman

Series: Decker/Lazarus (15)

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LAPD Officer, Cindy Decker finds a newborn abandoned in a dumpster. With the advice of her father, Peter Decker, she hunts for the mother through inner-city Hollywood.

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Ein ausgesetztes Baby, eine gefährliche Jugendbande und mehrere Morde: die junge Polizistin Cindy Decker, Tochter des Kommissars Peter Decker, gerät in ihren Ermittlungen in Los Angeles in einen Strudel aus Gewalt.
Und schon bald kommt der Punkt, an denen sie sich zwischen den Dienstvorschriften und ihren Sinn für Gerechtigkeit entscheiden muss…
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
This Decker book features Cindy as an eager to learn street cop. An apparent hit and run she witnesses sets her on a quest for appropriate retribution for the victims. Excellent assistance and advice from the "loo", her dad helps her learn the patience and skills to be promoted to detective. A black, African Israeli nurse becomes part of her present and future life. Nice change of pace for this fine series. ( )
  jamespurcell | Jan 14, 2019 |
Cindy meets Koby ( )
  emmysea | Jun 12, 2018 |
I prefer Decker as the main detective - Cindy is too lightweight to be interesting. The unsolved side mystery of Rina's grandmother is solved (at the time in Munich i.e. not by Decker) in a separate book, "Straight into Darkness". ( )
  BridgitDavis | Feb 14, 2016 |

This is mostly a good read, quite engrossing. Like all the Lt. Decker books, it's a standard cop thriller, but it's also about maintaining Jewish traditions in a changing world.

Lt. Decker (as in previous Kellerman mysteries) seems a bit emotionally disturbed to me, but most of this mystery centers on his daughter, Cindy. She's also a cop, and her new boyfriend is an Ethiopian Israeli. Cindy is a good character, ambitious and smart. It's interesting to spend some time in her head, as she demands respect in a mostly male world, while also dealing with the vulnerabilities of new romance.
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  astrologerjenny | Apr 25, 2013 |
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LAPD Officer, Cindy Decker finds a newborn abandoned in a dumpster. With the advice of her father, Peter Decker, she hunts for the mother through inner-city Hollywood.

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Hachette Book Group

4 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0446614041, 1586215124, 1594832951, 0446532320

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