The Beast

The Beast

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When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat, an adult female tiger, attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human. Digging into the victim's life, Decker and his colleagues, Detectives Marge Dunn and Scott Oliver, discover that Penny was an exceptionally peculiar man with exotic tastes, including kinky sex with call girls. Following a trail of clues that leads from a wildlife sanctuary in the San Bernardino Mountains to the wild nightlife of Las Vegas, the LAPD detectives are left juggling too many suspects and too few answers. To break open a case involving the two most primal instincts, sex and murder, Decker wrestles with a difficult choice. Should he turn to a man with expert knowledge of both, Chris Donatti, the dangerous man who also happens to be the father of Decker's foster son, Gabriel Whitman, a boy not without his own problems?
Publisher: New York :2013. HarperLuxe,
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780062253613
Branch Call Number: LT KELL
Alternative Title: Predator

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JudithE
Aug 09, 2014

I read everything from the Kellermans, and I like the main characters a lot, which, it turns out, is probably what keeps me coming back, as well as their excellent writing skills.

In this case, I enjoyed the animals, and Vignette from the wildlife refuge. I did find it hard to swallow that someone who wished to keep such animals, and who had the money to do so, wouldn't have lived in a more suitable environment to keep them That struck me as unlikely and unnecessary. But I still enjoyed the book.

(Staff) Elaine Bird Sep 13, 2013

A very wierd crime for Decker and team to solve. Bizarre is the word used in the summary and I would second that. Still a good addition to this series. Alex Delaware even makes a cameo! Worth reading if you are a fan of the series.

aisha65 Aug 25, 2013

It was ok, but not as good as the other books in this series

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