The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye KellermanThe Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman

The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel

byFaye Kellerman

Mass Market Paperback | January 25, 2011

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Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.

The crime was called in by Rina Lazarus, and Decker is relieved to discover that she is a calm and intelligent witness. She is also the only one in the sheltered community willing to speak of this unspeakable violation. As Rina tries to steer Decker through the maze of religious laws, the two grow closer. But before they get to the bottom of this horrendous crime, revelations come to light that are so shocking, they threaten to come between the hard-nosed cop and the deeply religious woman with whom he has become irrevocably linked.

Faye Kellerman lives with her husband,New York Timesbestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Title:The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 0.83 inPublished:January 25, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061999245

ISBN - 13:9780061999246

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from First title in Lazarus / Decker series #plumrewards. Reading the very first novel in the Lazarus / Decker series after having read others previously was great. It was so interesting to read the first interactions between the two.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Ritual Bath Good mystery and great chacters. Learned a lot about Jewish life.
Date published: 2014-06-14