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Flesh and Blood - An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility. Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists-angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are sticken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry, and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California. Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest. From the Hardcover edition.

Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility. Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists-angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are sticken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry, and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California. Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest. From the Hardcover edition.
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Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility. Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists-angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are sticken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry, and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California. Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

13h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:48


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:00


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:51


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:14


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:30


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:13


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:31


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:51


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:18


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:16


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:18


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:16


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:35


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:31


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:02


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:42


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:31


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:19


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:43


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:34


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:28


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:11


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:37


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:44


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:01


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:15


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:25


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:46


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:06


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:23


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:40


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:35


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:02


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:41


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:03


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:17


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:48


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:26


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:55


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:14


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:19


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:58


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:05


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:47


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:28


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:45


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:58


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:57


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:01


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:43


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:08


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:30


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:37


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:13


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:48


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:22


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:16


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:58


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:36


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:41


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:59


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:11


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

01:27


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:25


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

00:30