The gripping new crime novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.
LAPD Detective Peter Decker is about to face a case that will push him to the limit+óe-ª
Residents in a local building have been complaining of a smell coming from an apartment rented by the eccentric inventor Hobart Penny.
Nearly ninety-years-old, and a hermit for the last 25 years, it is not surprising that the reclusive genius has died without anyone+óe(tm)s knowledge. However, as Decker steps inside, it+óe(tm)s clear that Penny has died from anything but natural causes+óe-ª
Penny+óe(tm)s children describe their father as a cruel and vindictive man. His second wife knew a man with strange sexual appetites, while the owner of a Californian animal charity speaks only of a kind-hearted old man.
But further searches not only add to the list of suspects, but find evidence of a disturbed, depraved mind. So just who was Hobart Penny? A brilliant inventor, a generous philanthropist or a callous killer?