4 Cassettes, Abridged.
A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Novel.
For the Deckers, Rina and her detective husband Peter, the vandalising of their synagogue is profoundly shocking. Daubed swastikas and photographs of concentration camp victims testify to a hatred that, for a time, defies understanding.
But to Decker's trained eye, the damage is not the work of an organised group and, before long, a seventeen-year-old is in custody, confessing to the mental horrors that drove his actions. Ernesto clearly needs psychiatric help, though when his wealthy parents opt for a camp specialising in unorthodox wilderness therapy, Decker is sceptical.
Then all hope is shattered. Ernesto and the camp leader are found murdered, the leader's wife Dee vanished. But the apparent tragic love triangle looks quite different when Dee's body is also discovered. Decker realises he has a much more complex case to handle, that links to hate groups, revolutionary therapists and the world of the ultra-rich, who will stop at nothing for instant gratification - including their children.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 10 / 2001