The Golem of Paris

The Golem of Paris

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Penguin Putnam
From two #1 bestselling masters of crime fiction comes an extraordinary thriller about family, murder, and the secrets that refuse to stay buried.
 
It’s been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he’s not coping well. He’s back to drinking, he’s not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night.

And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind.

Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision.
Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris—the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It’s a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past.

And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening.

Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level.

Random House, Inc.
From two #1 bestselling masters of crime fiction comes an extraordinary thriller about family, murder, and the secrets that refuse to stay buried.

It’s been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he’s not coping well. He’s back to drinking, he’s not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night.

And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind.

Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision.
Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris—the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It’s a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past.

And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening.

Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But inThe Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level.

Baker & Taylor
"From two #1 bestselling masters of crime fiction comes an extraordinary thriller about family, murder, and the secrets that refuse to stay buried. It's been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well. He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night. And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris--the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening. Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level"--

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Haunted by family revelations and the memory of a woman named Mai, LAPD detective Jacob Lev stumbles across an unsolved murder case that takes him to Paris and brings the disparate halves of his life into startling collision. By the Edgar Award-winning authors of The Golem of Hollywood. Tour.

Baker
& Taylor

Haunted by family revelations and the memory of a woman named Mai, LAPD detective Jacob Lev stumbles across an unsolved murder case that takes him to Paris and brings the disparate halves of his life into startling collision. By the Edgar Award-winning authors of The Golem of Hollywood.
Haunted by family revelations and the memory of a woman named Mai, LAPD detective Jacob Lev stumbles across an unsolved murder case that takes him to Paris and brings the disparate halves of his life into startling collision.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2015
ISBN: 9780399171734
9780515156089
Branch Call Number: FIC KEL
Characteristics: 497 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kellerman, Jesse

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swann1
Dec 30, 2018

Huh?????? Is it because I’m not Jewish and there is an unwritten knowledge required here, but I just didn’t get it. I’ve read many Kellerman books but this was weird—are we supposed to know what the golem is? And what’s with the beetle in the clay container? And the supernatural Mai? Like others, I read and re-read parts but still couldn’t connect the various plots.

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karenbethglunz
Apr 18, 2017

I am a Kellerman fan, probably more Faye than Jonathan/Jesse.

This book was a challenge. I kept at it until the end however still am scratching my head saying "whaaaat?" Wonderment came up frequently...and I didn't want to go back and try to figure out what was really happening by re-reading. So I plowed through it...and "plowing" is the best description. I couldn't summarize the plot if you held a gun to my head.

karcoldelharvic5 Jan 22, 2016

Hard to get into. While I am a Kellerman fan, this book just not as engaging.

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pitkerro
Jan 20, 2016

Thought I'd give the second Golem book a try but while the writing is good I just don't enjoy this series or the lead characters. Sorry, otherwise a Kellerman fan.

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bixbyjim
Jan 13, 2016

I like Johnathan Kellerman's Alex Deleware series and I've read all of them. His wife Kay's books are too Jewish for me, don't like them. The son takes after his mother, not his dad. I couldn't finish this book, took it back before the half.

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