Kellerman sends the intrepid duo of Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis into the minefield of an ultra-exclusive prep school, and detective work runs into a roadblock of politics and power in this tangled story. Kellerman's insight into the world of the LAPD adds a distinctive edge to this disturbing mystery. Excellent, as always.
Lt. Milo Sturgis is in a very
difficult position. The police chief has sent him a DVD that depicts Windsor Prep teacher Elise Freeman claiming she's been sexually harassed by three different teachers. And Elise's body has just been discovered. Politics rears its ugly head because Windsor Prep houses the sons and daughters of the elite, including the hopefully Yale-bound son of the police chief. As Alex and Milo
try to hunt down a killer, they run into obstruction and obfuscation at every turn. In some circles, life is viewed in very different terms. (BALLANTINE, Apr.,
352 pp., $28.00)