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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:

10h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:44


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:19


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:12


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:28


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:50


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:18


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:33