Out of the blue, LAPD Lt. Peter Decker receives a disturbing and urgent phone call from his half-brother, Rabbi Jon Levin. It seems that Jon's brother-in-law has been found murdered in a seedy NY hotel room and even worse, the victim's 15-year-old niece is missing.

Peter and Rina fly to NY to assist in the investigation and give support. However, Peter begins to suspect that the girl's parents know more then they are telling.

Peter is a stranger in a strange land desperately trying to piece together the events that led to the murder and Shayndie's disappearance. In a highly disturbing twist, in order to locate the missing girl, Peter has to turn to old acquaintance Chris Donatti for assistance. Peter and Chris have quite a past, as years ago Peter first put Chris in jail for murder and then found the evidence to exonerate him. Chris is a mobster's son, involved with the underbelly of the city. Can Peter trust that Chris will assist him in finding Shayndie, or is Chris planning to exact revenge for past grievances?

Completely riveting and utterly intense, STONE KISS is a potent psychological thriller and an impressive roller-coaster ride. Ms. Kellerman is a true master of her craft! (Aug., 390 pp., $25.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith