Killer : an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares ... or worse"-- Provided by publisher.
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      9780345505750 (hardback)
      0345505751 (hardback)
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      KELLERMAN, J. Killer : an Alex Delaware novel. First edition. [s. l.]: Ballantine Books, 2014. ISBN 9780345505750. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kellerman J. Killer : An Alex Delaware Novel. First edition. Ballantine Books; 2014. Accessed August 10, 2020.
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      Kellerman, J. (2014). Killer : an Alex Delaware novel (First edition.). Ballantine Books.
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. 2014. Killer : An Alex Delaware Novel. First edition. Alex Delaware Novels. Ballantine Books.
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      Kellerman, J. (2014) Killer : an Alex Delaware novel. First edition. Ballantine Books (Alex Delaware novels). Available at: (Accessed: 10 August 2020).
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      Kellerman, J 2014, Killer : an Alex Delaware novel, First edition., Alex Delaware novels, Ballantine Books, viewed 10 August 2020, .
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. Killer : An Alex Delaware Novel. First edition., Ballantine Books, 2014. EBSCOhost,
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. Killer : An Alex Delaware Novel. First edition. Alex Delaware Novels. Ballantine Books, 2014.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kellerman J. Killer : an Alex Delaware novel [Internet]. First edition. Ballantine Books; 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 10]. (Alex Delaware novels). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2014 February #2

Psychologist Alex Delaware's custody consultations can get ugly, but Alex enters uncharted territory when his best friend, LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis, warns him that there's a contract out on Alex's life. Successful (and apparently unhinged) scientist Connie Sykes has just been denied custody of her sister Cherie's daughter, and she's exacting revenge for Alex's recommendation in Cherie's favor. Hours after the LAPD's hit-man sting operation fails to snag her, Sykes is murdered. In quick succession, two men she named in court as the baby's possible fathers are also killed, and Cherie and the baby go missing. Is Cherie eliminating custody threats, or is someone else involved? With Milo focusing on Cherie, Alex follows his gut instinct that she's no killer and hunts for other leads. As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans—some of whom may have noted an unevenness in the series recently—will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex's professional past. This twenty-ninth entry reads like a straightforward thriller until the appropriately insane ending twist. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2013 September #2

Psychologist Alex Delaware pooh-poohs a death threat uttered by Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose efforts to obtain legal custody of her baby niece were blocked by Alex's testimony in court. But according to LAPD buddy Milo Sturgis, a hit has been taken out on Alex. And then Sykes is found slain.

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PW Reviews 2013 December #4

Dr. Connie Sykes, the owner and operator of a lab that tests for sexually transmitted diseases, shows up at Alex Delaware's office and threatens him in the powerhouse opening of bestseller Kellerman's 29th novel featuring the L.A. psychologist (after 2013's Guilt). Sykes leaves Delaware unscathed, for the time being. In one of the author's better plots, flashbacks chart the events that led to the terrifying encounter. A judge impressed by Delaware's objectivity and expertise persuaded him to serve on a court-appointed panel to provide evaluations in child-custody cases. Sykes was a plaintiff in one. Childless, she insisted that her 16-month-old niece be placed in her care, and that the girl's mother, Sykes's own sister, was not a fit parent, but Delaware's assessment proved fatal to her hopes for custody. The aftermath of the office confrontation results in murder. Kellerman's own experience in the field makes him well suited to describe a psychologist's work without either dumbing it down or resorting to excessive jargon. (Feb.)

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