When the call comes in, Detective Peter Decker can hardly believe it.
A rape at the yeshiva up in the canyon and hill country behind Los Angeles?
True, there had been some recent anti-Semitic vandalism but never any violence.
Not only that, but this was a strict Orthodox Jewish community, self-enclosed and suspicious of outsiders.
Not much chance they'd co-operate with the police. And he is right - as Rina Lazarus, the frustratingly fascinating young widow who found the victim proves when she talks about her world.
Outsider he may be, but Decker has a feeling in his policeman's bones that the cost of privacy to this determined community could be murderously high...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 19/09/1996
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780747255918