Dr. Azor Moses Sparks is an extremely esteemed heart surgeon, a devout fundamentalist Christian, a cyclist, a friend of biker gangs; a friend to all. Until he is found dead in an alley with his chest ripped open, that is. Where does one go to begin in the investigation of a man who had no enemies? Lt. Peter Decker starts with the man's family, which he discovers is large and filled with strife and unstable characters. He also finds some problems in his own affairs, mostly involving religious beliefs--his own, those of his Orthodox Jewish wife and those of a Roman Catholic priest who plays a prominent role in the multilayered thriller. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful: Not as Good as Jonathan Kellerman, September 26, 2002 Reviewer: A reader from Westfield, MA USA This is the first Faye Kellerman book that I read. The mystery and characters were really terrific. It would have been better if story remained about the suspects and the research. I feel it should have been centered in these areas and take out the religious comparisons. I feel it should have been left as Azor Sparks being a religious man who prays with all his patients before their transplant surgery. The Christian and Jewish religions didn't have to be discussed in such depth.