This is another in the apparently endless series of Detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus mysteries. What I like about the series is …. no, ARE ….. the characters are likeable and grow. It started with Decker meeting Rina, a young widow with two young sons, they fell in love, married, and through the series, they had their own child together who in this book is now 18. Rina is a religious Jew, and Decker has come back to his Jewish roots, so especially in the earlier volumes, there was a lot about the religious Jewish life and traditions. And to top it all off, the mysteries are all top notch.
If you want to know what I thought about a bunch of the other books in the series, just put Kellerman’s name in the search box, and you will get a list of them all.
In this mystery, an extremely wealthy husband and wife are slaughtered in their remote and extensive ranch. One of their adult sons who was with them was shot but escaped death, and the other was in another location. A maid was found in her room viciously murdered.
The family has a cadre of guards, and state of the art security systems, so how did this happen? and why?
The story takes us through the migrant worker world, the gang world of the city, the interconnectedness of the Latino community, and of course, the family life of the Deckers.
Another fine mystery in a series I have really enjoyed.