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Rage (Alex Delaware Series #19)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A terrific Dr. Delaware thriller

In Los Angeles, the call surprises Dr. Alex Delaware because he had no idea that Rand Duchay was God forbid free; a frantic Rand pleads with Alex to see him immediately. Alex agrees thinking back eight years when then thirteen years old Randolph and his friend almost f...
In Los Angeles, the call surprises Dr. Alex Delaware because he had no idea that Rand Duchay was God forbid free; a frantic Rand pleads with Alex to see him immediately. Alex agrees thinking back eight years when then thirteen years old Randolph and his friend almost fourteen years old Troy Turner abduct and killed twenty-five months old Kristal Malley. Alex was the psychologist who dealt with the teen murders. Not long afterward someone at the Chino CYA camp for juvenile defenders killed Troy................... Alex arrives at the meeting place, but Duchay fails to show up. Surprised, Alex, who is to meet his beloved in New York tomorrow, informs Police Lieutenant Milo Sturges about what happened. The cop mentions a murder victim who turns out to be Rand. Is this a revenge killing perhaps the baby┬┐s father whose rage was obvious when the state cut a deal with the defense, an idle act, or someone insuring the truth of the infanticide never surfaces?..................... RAGE is a terrific Dr. Delaware thriller that grips the audience when Alex recalls (in a flashback) the heinous crime and the reactions of the two teens who committed the murder. Alex is super in this novel especially his asides such as fearing Rand will find another dominant personality to coax him along for a deadly ride. The who-done-it is well designed so that readers know that everyone involved just about believe Duchay deserved death including to a degree Milo and Alex, but they overcome their personal disgust while seeking the killer. Fans of the series will be elated with Jonathan Kellerman┬┐s latest tale.................. Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

I have read all of Kellerman's books, and usually enjoy them. This one, though, had quite a hodgepodge of characters, none of them fully developed. I started losing track of the characters and their purposes in the plot. Definitely not up to par - and I agree, bring R...
I have read all of Kellerman's books, and usually enjoy them. This one, though, had quite a hodgepodge of characters, none of them fully developed. I started losing track of the characters and their purposes in the plot. Definitely not up to par - and I agree, bring Robin back! When she left she took all of Alex's personality!

posted by Anonymous on June 30, 2005

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    Not something to write home about!

    This book was the second of the Alex Delaware series that I have read, it was okay but it needed to get to the point. I haven't read too much of this author but I already have an opinion formed of the style of writting. I get through the almost the whole book and not much has really happened. I feel like too many characters were drawn in this book and it was too much of a task to try and remember them all. I will read more from this author because they are good inbetween books to read. Hope you like it better than I.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005

    Rage (Alex Delaware Series #19)

    Having read all of Kellerman's books, I feel this one - and the others he's written over the past 3 or 4 years - are not nearly of the same quality of the earlier ones. RAGE started out OK and moved along for about the 1st half ... then was bogged down with all the characters / alternative theories. I'd lost interest by the last 100 pages. Ending was a dud. I wouldn't recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2005

    Disappointed

    The plot was intriguing and he's come up with a truly despicable character, but I agree with a previous poster that there were a lot of characters to keep track of. I wasn't happy with the way the book ended. There's no real resolution - Alex & Milo speculate a lot, but there's no confirmation. Any of their scenarios 'could' be correct. Maybe he's planning to continue the story in another book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    It was OK

    I like the working relationship between Dr Delaware & Milo, however, some of the storylines work & some are just OK & this is one of them.
    I usually wait a few years after the books release to pick it up as it isn't worth the expectation of paying the asking price. At one time Kellerman's books were.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2006

    Just too much and too many

    Just too convoluted, too many characters, too many coincidences. Sorry, even though I'm a big fan of the Alex Delaware character, just too much of the wrong things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2005

    Not his usual work!!!

    I have read every book Kellerman has written. I was more than a little disappointed. This book was very predictable. I'm not sure what has happen with Kellerman but this book was not his usual work. No suspense and it seem to keep repeating the plot over and over and then the book just ends. So what happened?? I guess everyone has a off day but this is a first in my opinion for Kellerman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2005

    Where's the ending?!

    No matter what Jonathan Kellerman writes -- I will read it. In this book, his publisher's deadline must have been fast approaching and the ending was not thought out. Even so, Jonathan Kellerman never fails to satisfy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    Not His Usual

    I've read every Alex Delaware novel that Kellerman has written. I was entertained, but felt that it was a little more predictable than his other works. I kept waiting for the surprise twist in the plot that never came. And by the way, I hope we're not looking at another love interest going awry. I still like Robin better than Allison, but his character needs one or the other!

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