Blood Test (Alex Delaware, Book 2) by Jonathan Kellerman

By Jonathan Kellerman

Dr. Alexander Delaware, a toddler psychologist in l. a., is named in to judge the case of a leukemia sufferer whose mom and dad are looking to stop chemotherapy. while the boy disappears from the sanatorium and his mom and dad are came across useless, the one leads are the boy's sensual older sister and a holistic-meditative cult known as The contact. Delaware's look for the kid takes him to a small city close to the Mexican border the place he eventually finds the darkish secrets and techniques saved by means of the boy's family members and the townspeople. He additionally uncovers medicines and staff intercourse within the commune and survives a number of harrowing makes an attempt on his lifestyles. (Particularly well-drawn is a failed assassination on the tale's finish, which has interesting mythic echoes.) As in his praised first novel, while THE BOUGH BREAKS, Kellerman attracts on his event as a scientific psychologist to counterpoint and develop his massive storytelling abilities. Imbued with a bright feel of position and that includes a robust aiding solid, together with Milo Sturgis, Delaware's burly homosexual detective pal, this moment experience issues fortunately towards an Alex Delaware sequence.

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In Brian’s presence she became pert, impudent, flirtatious. She emanated a wholesome sexiness, as if her plaid Gap skirt covered a leopard-skin garter belt. ’’ But she also saddened easily, and hungered for clarity, security, and purpose. He decided to play the rescuer, imagining that at his side she would grow strong—and grateful to him. Her white knight. They married within six months, and they doted and clung to each other with a passion that was both pure and excruciatingly cute. Then Luke came along, a child like a jewel, the proof and seal of their fusion.

Stay sharp. ’’ And out there was where his sermon promptly headed. The court system was a lie, he said, falsely legalizing queer sex and gun control. —when he knew God turned it loose at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. His voice began rising. The Catholic Church was a lie, nothing but witchcraft. Latin was a lie. Yup, Latin, a pagan tongue, supposed to be a dead language—but it wasn’t dead; it’s been kept alive as . . what? As the language of law, and science, and the Mass, and sorcery.

Nobody . ’’ Wyoming paused. ‘‘Except the Remnant. ’’ He raised the Bible above his head. ‘‘It’s all in here. ’’ ‘‘Tribulation is what’s coming. ’’ The congregation held still, waiting to hear how horrible. They looked like roller-coaster passengers preparing for the first heart-stopping drop down the rails. Wyoming flipped to a new scripture passage. ‘‘ ‘Behold, a pale horse, and its rider’s name was Death . . ’ ’’ Here we went. He had taken his time getting to the last book of the Bible, but he had to save the biggie for the end: Revelation, the zealot’s favorite thrill ride.

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