Survival of the Fittest

by Jonathan Kellerman

Reviewed by Coral

This 12th book in the Delaware series is a little different from the others in that Rick Silverman - Milo's mostly invisible lover - is the one referring a patient to Alex: a colleague whose brother has just committed suicide. While trying to help his new patient Alex is also helping Milo on his newest case: the murder of the fifteen year old daughter of an Israeli diplomat.

I'm sorry, why does Alex get called on these cases again? Believable plotlines please.

The case has gone cold and the girl's father is pressuring for a solve and soon. Similar cases being popping up - some new, some missed by the first detectives who, I guess, were pathetic. The investigation spreads to include several other policemen across several divisions, including Inspector Sharavi from Kellerman's The Butcher's Theatre.

With all these people working the case is it any surprise to anyone that it is Alex that they choose to send undercover with the racist group they suspect?

Why is it so hard to get a plausible storyline in this series? It's just too ridiculous for words. And, worse, I hate Robin and I end up feeling bad for her in this book. Ugh.


Grade: D