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Beast

(2013)
(Predator)
(Book 21 in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series)
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The professional and the personal intersect in treacherous ways in this compelling and eerie installment in Faye Kellerman's thrilling New York Times bestselling Decker/Lazarus series

Throughout his years with the LAPD, Peter Decker has handled a number of tough cases and strange killers. But few of his previous assignments compare to his latest case - the most bizarre of his storied career.

When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat - an adult female tiger - attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human. Digging into the victim's life, Decker and his colleagues, Detectives Marge Dunn and Scott Oliver, discover that Penny was an exceptionally peculiar man with exotic tastes, including kinky sex with call girls.

Following a trail of clues that leads from a wildlife sanctuary in the San Bernardino Mountains to the wild nightlife of Las Vegas, the LAPD detectives are left juggling too many suspects and too few answers. To break open a case involving the two most primal instincts - sex and murder - Decker wrestles with a difficult choice. Should he turn to a man with expert knowledge of both, Chris Donatti, the dangerous man who also happens to be the father of Decker's foster son, Gabriel Whitman, a boy not without his own problems?

As their work and intimate worlds collide, Decker and his wife, Rina, find themselves facing tough questions. It just might be that family crises and work-related responsibilities prove too much for Decker's career. A confluence of ordeals can stress even the most intact of families. And when all these shocking truths comes out, exactly how well will Decker and Rina cope, and survive?

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Beast: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-212175-8 / 978-0-06-212175-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Predator (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 21)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-00-748847-5 / 978-0-00-748847-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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March 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Beast: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-212176-6 / 978-0-06-212176-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Predator (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers) (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-00-748848-3 / 978-0-00-748848-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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October 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Beast: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-226524-5 / 978-0-06-226524-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beast: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-225361-1 / 978-0-06-225361-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Predator (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 21)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-00-748190-X / 978-0-00-748190-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beast: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-226345-5 / 978-0-06-226345-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Beast Low Price CD (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-233342-9 / 978-0-06-233342-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Predator (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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October 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Predator (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beast Unabridged CD, The (Decker/Lazarus)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-222180-9 / 978-0-06-222180-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAu
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Beast: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Book 21
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Beast: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Book 21
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Predator (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 21)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Beast: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series Book 21)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA