. In the silent pre-dawn city hours -- alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, three thousand miles away in New York -- LAPD detective Peter Decker finds a small child, the woman he loves, abandoned and covered in blood that is not hers. And by the time rina returns, peter decker is already held fast in a sticky mass of hatred, passion, and murder -- in a world where intense sweetness is accompanied by a deadly sting.
Day of Atonement: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 4The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. And now decker must find them both somewhere in America before a psychopath ends the life of a confused and frightened youngster whose only sin was to want something more. Never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York -- or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly.
But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror. Peter decker of the L. A. P. D.
Sacred and Profane: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 2Los angeles police detective peter decker had grown very close to Rina's young sons, Sammy and Jake, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. Throwing himself professionally and emotionally into the murder case, he launches a very personal investigation: a quest that pulls him deep into the crack dens of Hollywood Boulevard and painfully close to the children of the streets and a nightmare world he must make his own.
. A nice reprieve from the grueling work of a homicide cop-until Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight. Two human skeletons, charred beyond recognition, are identified by a forensic dentist as teenage girls--and for Decker, the father of a sixteen-year-old daughter, vacation time is over.
The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 1One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed. The crime was called in by Rina Lazarus, and Decker is relieved to discover that she is a calm and intelligent witness. As rina tries to steer Decker through the maze of religious laws the two grow closer.
Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. Detective peter decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. She is also the only one in the sheltered community willing to speak of this unspeakable violation. But before they get to the bottom of this horrendous crime, revelations come to light that are so shocking that they threaten to come between the hard-nosed cop and the deeply religious woman with whom he has become irrevocably linked.
Sanctuary: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 7Investigating detective Decker is stumped--faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends. Investigating detective Decker is stumped--faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends. A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Las Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched.
. Then a second dealer is found murdered in Manhatten, catapulting Decker and his wife, Rina, into a heartstopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe. Only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard. A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Los Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched.
Then a second dealer is found murdered in manhattan, Rina, catapulting Decker and his wife, into a hearstopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe. Only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard.
Justice: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 8The cruel and bizarre slaying of a beautiful teen leads Detective Decker into the dark heart of an exotic subculture: the seamy, sometimes violent world of Southern California's rootless, affluent youth. For he knows in his gut this crime goes much deeper and higher than anyone expects -- and that true justice, brutal and complete, has yet to be done.
But even the confession of a disturbed kid with cold "killer eyes" cannot soothe Decker's inner torment.
False Prophet: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 5Detective peter decker doesn't know quite what to make of Lilah Brecht. L. A. P. D. But when lilah's dark visions turn frighteningly real, Decker's world will be severely rocked -- as the "false prophet's" secrets and obsessions entrap the dedicated policeman. With his heart and mind on his pregnant young wife, Rina Lazarus, at home, Peter finds it hard to put much credence in the victim's outrageous claims, or to become too deeply involved with her equally odd brothers and aging film star mom.
And point a killer toward Decker's own vulnerable family. The beautiful, robbed, lilah was beaten, eccentric spa owner and daughter of a faded Hollywood legend, and raped in her own home -- and claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon.
Prayers for The Dead: A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 9Azor sparks in an alley behind a restaurant is greeted with public outrage and a demand for swift, sure justice. But the investigation into the well-known surgeon's death is raising too many questions and providing too few answers for homicide detective Lieutenant Peter Decker. Why, for example, would the family of a man so beloved respond to his slaying with more surprise than grief? And what linked a celebrated doctor with strict fundamentalist beliefs to a gang of outlaw bikers? But the most unsettling connection of all is the one that ties the tormented Sparks family to Peter Decker's own -- and the secrets shared by a renegade Catholic priest.
. And decker's wife, Rina Lazarus. The brutal murder of Dr.
Serpent's Tooth: A Peter Decker/rina Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 10A man walks into a trendy los angeles restaurant -- a disgruntled ex-employee with an automatic weapon -- and seconds later, thirteen people are dead and thirty-two more have been wounded. It is a disturbing inconsistency that sends Decker racing headlong into a sordid, labyrinthine world of Southern California money and power, on an investigation that threatens to destroy his reputation and his career.
It is a heinous act of mass slaughter that haunts Homicide Detective Peter Decker. But, though eyewitnesses saw only the lone gunman -- who apparently took his own life after his bloody work was done -- evidence suggests more than one weapon was fired.
Jupiter's Bones: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 11But the dead leader's four "privileged" attendants make it clear that the police are not welcome there--and the mysterious disappearance of two of the Order's members, including a child, turns an already uncomfortable situation even uglier and more incendiary. But then he vanished without any warning to his family or colleagues.
Once Dr. Emil euler ganz was a preeminent astrophysicist with a worldrenowned reputation. Decker will need more than the wisdom and support of his wife, greed, and deadly secrets--one that could explode at any time into mayhem so pernicious that it threatens to destroy a multitude of misguided lives--and scores of helpless, Rina Lazarus, to defuse a ticking time bomb of jealousy, bizarre hidden pasts, innocent children as well.
Fifteen years later, he reappeared as "Father Jupiter, " the founder and charismatic leader of the scientific cult, The Order of the Rings. And now he's dead--a vial of sleeping pills and an empty bottle of vodka standing near his lifeless body. Was ganz's death an accident? suicide? or did someone hasten Jupiter prematurely out of this world? These are the questions LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his Homicide team are determined to answer as they enter the cult's fortresslike compound.
Grievous Sin: A Decker/Lazarus Novel Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 6But the situation is grim at the hospital, which has been devastated by severe budget cutbacks and staff shortages. And when a respected nurse vanishes along with a newborn from the nursery, Peter and Rina fear for the safety of their own precious child—especially when the missing nurse's car is found at the bottom of a cliff.
. The birth of their baby girl has filled rina lazarus and her husband, with joy mingled with sorrow, LAPD Homicide Detective Peter Decker, since complications have ensured that they can have no more children. In pursuit of justice, marge, and an able assist from his teenage daughter, Cindy—follows a twisted path that winds through a sinister maze of hospital politics, Decker—with the help of his tough-as-nails partner, misplaced passions, and torturous mind games that can all too easily lead to murder.
With a corpse inside. A most grievous sin has been committed.