A Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus Novel
Grand Central Pub
Rina Lazarus has some shocking news for her husband, LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker. A horrible murder has occurred in the family of his half-brother, Rabbi Jonathan Levin. The rabbi's brother-in-law was found slain in a seedy hotel room in upper Manhattan, and the victim's 15-year-old niece, with whom he was spending the day, is missing. Decker, with Rina at his side, immediately heads out to New York to assist in the investigation. But what starts out as simple inquiries soon evolves into a twisted and perilous journey -- from the darkened slums of New Jersey and the deserted industrial streets of New York to the recesses of sexual perversity and the hidden meeting places of Hasidic outcasts. Thrust into a deadly maze of deceit, lies, and danger, the couple can no longer trust anyone -- friend or family. And when salvation is finally within Decker's grasp, it can only be delivered by a depraved lone wolf, hell-bent on his own personal vengeance.
Baker & Taylor
LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, rush to New York when one of Peter's relatives is killed and another goes missing, and they find themselves in the seedier areas of the city, where their survival is placed in the hands of a vengeful lone wolf. 300,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
A brutal homicide three thousand miles away has just shattered the tranquility of Lt. Peter Decker's household. The frantic phone call sends him and his wife, Rina, on a plane east to the home of Decker's half brother, a rabbi whose brother-in-law's naked body was found in a sleazy Manhattan hotel room. Even more disturbing: the dead man's fifteen-year-old niece - and possibly the last person to see him alive - has disappeared, leaving her family crazed with worry about her safety.
The shocking crime propels Decker onto the streets of a city he hasn't walked in ten years, into an alien environment where his resources quickly run dry and the desperate hours pass without results. With little recourse, Decker is forced into New York's underbelly, seeking help from amoral souls who consider life as expendable as pocket change.
Obsessed with his mission to find the girl, Decker follows a labyrinthine trail of cover-ups and lies, of vile deeds and sinister secrets that pit brother against brother. Soon he's questioning the very essence of his faith, battling an unregenerate evil that threatens everything he holds dear - including Rina.
LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, rush to New York when one of Peter's relatives is killed and another goes missing, and they find themselves in the seedier areas of the city, where their survival is placed in the hands of a vengeful lone wolf.
New York : Warner Books, c2002
390 p. ; 24 cm. : ill