Blood Test

Blood Test

eBook - 1986
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Baker & Taylor
Psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, investigate the disappearance of a gravely ill child and the murder of his parents, a search that leads to a reclusive religious cult and the discovery of hidden family secrets

Simon and Schuster
Dr. Alexander Delaware, a child psychologist in Los Angeles, is called in to evaluate the case of a leukemia patient whose parents want to discontinue chemotherapy. When the boy disappears from the hospital and his parents are found dead, the only leads are the boy's sensual older sister and a holistic-meditative cult called The Touch. Delaware's search for the child takes him to a small town near the Mexican border where he finally unearths the dark secrets kept by the boy's family and the townspeople. He also uncovers drugs and group sex in the commune and survives a few harrowing attempts on his life. (Particularly well-drawn is a failed assassination at the tale's end, which has intriguing mythic echoes.) As in his praised first novel, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, Kellerman draws on his experience as a clinical psychologist to enrich and broaden his considerable storytelling talents. Imbued with a vivid sense of place and featuring a strong supporting cast, including Milo Sturgis, Delaware's burly gay detective friend, this second adventure points happily toward an Alex Delaware series.

Publisher: New York :, Atheneum,, 1986
ISBN: 9781451609868
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Feb 14, 2018

If I had read this book first, I would never have read another Jonathan Kellerman book. Too bad they found it when it was lost in a warehouse.

Mar 20, 2017

I enjoyed the first Alex Delaware book and I thought this one was great too

Feb 12, 2016

Very bland and average book, nothing stands out over hundreds of others I have read. I just started reading Kellerman's work so I hope it improves in the next few ones or I will have to give up on him


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FavouriteFiction Oct 21, 2009

Child psychologist Alex Delaware searches for a child suffering from cancer who was mysteriously stolen from the hospital.

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