Gun Games

Gun Games

Book - 2012
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The nearly identical suicides of two students at a prestigious private school, both involving stolen handguns, pique the interest of LAPD Lieutenant Detective Pete Decker and his squad. But the focus here is less on Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, than on Gabe Whitman, the son of a friend who's living with them temporarily. Gabe, a 15-year-old musical prodigy, also has street smarts learned from his mobster father, Chris Donatti, that stand him in good stead when he's "crowded" and threatened by the clique called the B&W Mafia. Home-schooled Gabe also falls head-over-heels in love with 14-year-old Yasmine Nourmand. While the reciprocal relationship is grounded in love of music (plus raging hormones), it appears doomed by cultural and religious differences.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow & Co., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062064325
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 24 cm


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May 26, 2012

Well what can i say - i was quite disappointed in this book - it lacked a good ending. Even though it was primarily about
Gabe it still lacked her usual style something is missing in this book.

May 07, 2012

Not one of her best--the focus was much more on their foster son Gabe and his girlfriend than on Peter and Rina. If I wanted to read teen romances, I'd read teen romances!

Mar 21, 2012

A good Decker/Lazarus novel with the usual police and Jewish family contradictions and problems. A good twist is that the main character in this book is the kid that they have let move in to their house.
He is a 14 year old piano prodigy who is studying at USC and has been accepted at Julliard and Harvard.
He also happens to be the child of a mobster father who's sometimes crazy, who also had serious run-ins with Decker who was protecting the child's mother.
Mother took off to India and Dad is running brothels in Vegas so the Deckers have become temporary foster parents so Gabriel can hone his massive musical skills and have a reasonably safe home environment, which both of his parents know the Decker's have only Gabe's well-being and nurturing as their priority.
But, something happens at the beginning of the book to Gabe that puts him in danger and he's not able to tell Peter ot Rina. A good read.

Feb 15, 2012

I love these characters. Good plot and read.

btmslt Feb 01, 2012

Another goodie from Kellerman. Howver, this book is not one of her better ones. Not so many twists/turns/unexpectedness. Nonetheless, it was still an enjoyable read.


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