Gun Games (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #20)

Gun Games (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #20)

by Faye Kellerman

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ISBN-13: 9780062066961
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Series: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series , #20
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 338,457
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Faye Kellerman lives with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Beverly Hills, California

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1952

Place of Birth:

St. Louis, Missouri


B.A. in Mathematics, 1974; D.D.A., 1978

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Gun Games 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
Books_And_Chocolate More than 1 year ago
This story focuses on fifteen-year-old Gabe, the Decker's foster son, as the topic revolves around teenage gangs and bullying, and how such things sometimes lead to suicide. With the topic being about teenagers, sex is a part of that and became a central theme in this story which was a distraction for me because it was more explicit than was necessary and made an otherwise good plot less than the standard I've come to expect from Kellerman's series. While the story focuses on Gabe and his new girlfriend, I felt that they didn't talk and act like typical teens, especially 14-year-old Yasmine, and although I know teenage boys think about sex most of the time, it just got to be too much page after page in this story and took away from the important topic of teen bullying and suicide. I really looked forward to this newest title as a fan of the series but was left disappointed. I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the "love story" too long, drawn out and "sappy" for one of Faye Kellerman's books. I like the play between Peter and Rina as it seems real...but the Gabe romance was too Danielle Steele for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Faye Kellerman book I've read and I loved it! I went on to see if previous books containedGabe and his parents and found it and read it. I hope Ms Kellerman continues to include Gabe, the pianistic prodigy in future books as I found myself identifying with him in so many ways. Musically,I identify and know the music pieces mentioned as I performed them. I read some of the reviews and felt that some of the comments were made by individuals with siblings and what they "know" of "only children" is probably hearsay or what has been reflected by the media. I hope the author continues to write with Gabe included and that his musical genius flowers and blossoms including his knowledge of guns and everything he has learned from his father and mother and doesn't want to follow in their footsteps. Also, I'd like to know how his relationship with his half-sister develops. Keep up the good work, Ms. Kellerman. I am a loyal fan(I've read the first three books you've written).
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
In this latest installment of the Decker/Lazarus series, the author attempted to inject a slightly different approach to the formula. It probably will upset some readers, and intrigue others. Some will look at the novel and consider it pornographic, in a sense. Others might see it as sensitivity akin to the current controversy over same sex marriage. Whatever stance, the plot is a stimulating one, with the intersecting of two very different sets of characters. The story begins with the mother of a high school boy who has committed suicide visiting Peter Decker in an effort to find out why he did it. Although the coroner has ruled it a suicide, Decker is intrigued enough to look into the matter, especially when a second suicide of a pupil from the same school occurs. The novel then continues to look into what appears to be a group of bullying students, combined with the teenage love affair of Gabe Donatti, the 15-year-old piano genius living with Peter and Rina, and an orthodox Persian teenager who attends the school at which Lazarus teaches. As in the previous novels in the series, the well-written book is full of homespun allusions. Some of the techniques to flavor the teenage atmosphere, like excessive texting, certainly may be off-putting to many readers, but is an apt portrayal of communication for this age group. That said, it is a good read and is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
yes the young love was a bit much at times.. but it was about right hormonal teenagers.. overall I enjoyed the book and the plot was a very good one. Issues that are really going on in many school around the country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of this series and delightedly await each new book. This book is losing me. I am still in the middle of it but waiting for it to get better or be over. As a mother who has parented four teenagers, the dialogue between Gabe and Yasmine feels stilted and unreal to me. Yasmine's character may be more appropriate to how she is being raise-- the sheltering of her family and religious school environment-- than does Gabe's character, which seems simplistic and forced and too adult-like. In particular, his lack of any apparent sadness around his abandonment by his mother hit me as way off the mark. Maybe it will get better as i reach the second half.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Read it! Another suspenseful book by Faye Kellerman! Peter Decker seems like my friend now! You won’t be sorry you got this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first try certainly demands at least a couple more
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nnoniemonie More than 1 year ago
Didn't realize I was buying a teen love story that made the twilight series look entertaining. Total waste of money and time. Couldn't even finish it. Don't waster your time or money on this
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Tax2008 More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
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MikerFL More than 1 year ago
You won't be disappointed with this Faye Kellerman crime and family angst story that she does so masterfully time and time again. A solid 4 star all the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! But haven't read a book in the Peter Decker series that I haven't enjoyed!k
LaryB More than 1 year ago
Faye Kellerman's, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, detective series is right up there with Tony Hillerman's. Along with a really good detective story Faye Kellerman offers a look into the Jewish world and religious life of Los Angeles in the same way that Hillerman delved into the Hopi and Navajo world and religion. This adds a depth to their stories that isn't found in the typical detective genre. Kellerman's books are always well written and well plotted and "Gun Games" is a great addition to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always envoy Faye Kellerman and this is no exception. I especially like the diversity of cultures. And the interesting way you find out what really happened.
AGK More than 1 year ago
All of Fay Kellerman's book are great. I would recommend it highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great novel in series.
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I am a huge fan of all three Kellermans, but this book felt like it just ended, leaving you feeling no resolution to the story.
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