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Deception - An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

Masterly storytelling and expert insight into the darkest of human compulsions make #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels as compelling as they are addictive. And just when you think he has taken his spellbinding tales of mystery and psychological suspense to the limit, with Deception he takes a bold leap into terrifying and uncharted new territory. Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help-to whoever may be listening-comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.'s most prestigious prep schools. With Elise now dead by uncertain means, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now. From the get-go, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down and dirty fight for justice. Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder at this esteemed institution renowned for molding Ivy Leaguers make for a social and political time bomb-especially given that one of the students has connections high up in City Hall. As the scandal-conscious elite of L.A. close ranks around Windsor Prep, Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the hidden anguish, dirty secrets, and deadly sins festering among society's manor-born. But power and position are not easily surrendered, for that's when the best and the brightest turn brutal and ugly. Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap.

Masterly storytelling and expert insight into the darkest of human compulsions make #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels as compelling as they are addictive. And just when you think he has taken his spellbinding tales of mystery and psychological suspense to the limit, with Deception he takes a bold leap into terrifying and uncharted new territory. Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help-to whoever may be listening-comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.'s most prestigious prep schools. With Elise now dead by uncertain means, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now. From the get-go, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down and dirty fight for justice. Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder at this esteemed institution renowned for molding Ivy Leaguers make for a social and political time bomb-especially given that one of the students has connections high up in City Hall. As the scandal-conscious elite of L.A. close ranks around Windsor Prep, Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the hidden anguish, dirty secrets, and deadly sins festering among society's manor-born. But power and position are not easily surrendered, for that's when the best and the brightest turn brutal and ugly. Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap.
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Masterly storytelling and expert insight into the darkest of human compulsions make #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels as compelling as they are addictive. And just when you think he has taken his spellbinding tales of mystery and psychological suspense to the limit, with Deception he takes a bold leap into terrifying and uncharted new territory. Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help-to whoever may be listening-comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.'s most prestigious prep schools. With Elise now dead by uncertain means, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now. From the get-go, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down and dirty fight for justice. Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder at this esteemed institution renowned for molding Ivy Leaguers make for a social and political time bomb-especially given that one of the students has connections high up in City Hall. As the scandal-conscious elite of L.A. close ranks around Windsor Prep, Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the hidden anguish, dirty secrets, and deadly sins festering among society's manor-born. But power and position are not easily surrendered, for that's when the best and the brightest turn brutal and ugly. Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

6h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:30