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Avon Books (Paperback), ISBN: 0-380-72626-2
Detective Steve Jensen turns deathly white when he sees the mutilated body lying in the desert sand.  

Jensen's reaction adds another level of complexity to a particularly nasty murder investigation. Jensen's boss, Las Vegas Police Investigator Romulus Poe knows Jensen cheats on his wife Alison, Poe's mentally troubled childhood sweetheart. Now it appears Jensen's inability to keep his fly shut will compromise Poe's case. And if that weren't enough, the murder bears a striking resemblance to an old and brutal crime that altered the lives of Poe and Alison many years before.  

Soon people close to the case and the detectives investigating it start showing up dead. The trail of the killer leads Poe and his detectives from penthouse putting greens to back street drug deals. Poe's beat covers the side of Las Vegas tourists hope they'll never see, and he and his investigators will need all their backroom smarts to defeat their ruthless, predatory foe.  

Before Kellerman's explosive, breath-taking denouement, you'll meet a vast assortment of well-drawn characters, most of them a few bricks shy of a load. While I never came to like any of them, their intelligence and foibles captured my attention and my interest. In other words, I wanted -- no, change that -- needed to find out what happened.  

But Kellerman's conclusion required me to suspend a little too much disbelief for a book labeled a mystery. Had the book been marketed as science fiction or fantasy, I think I could've accepted it more easily. But aside from that, Moon Music delivers a compelling, well-written read, which will entertain and horrify you. Enjoy it; I did.  

Suzanne Frisbee

Readers Respond:

I enjoyed Rom Poe and would like to see more of him. Perhaps with his ability to move things with his mind and his discovery of the ability along with his family and Indian legends.

Donna Bongiovanni

I really enjoyed Faye Kellerman's Moon Music. It kept me guessing, but also considering alternate realities. I am disappointed to know that Romulus Poe isn't a character I will see again. I like him and his family. I like Y as well. I do hope they return to take us back to Las Vegas on another vicarious trip to the under/nether world.

Joy

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express, at least in part, my opinion of Moon Music. I was delighted to find it on the audio book shelf of a local library. The audio experience of "reading" a book may be different from the more established method but the end result is similar.

I enjoyed the character development in Moon Music and easily became a fan of Rom's family -- including the extended member, Allison. However, I found that too much was required of me as the story line moved from the believable into too much of a leap for this fan of Ms. Kellerman.

I am also a great fan of James Lee Burke. Some of his books require a leap from what is real to what might be possible. I mention this as a way to convey the fact that I am not opposed to being required to make a leap in possibilities. It is just that the leap must land on more solid ground than I was able to find in Moon Music.

Still, I look forward to Faye Kellerman's next book in which I hope she moves back to the basics that she so excels at.

Thank you for your courtesy is "hearing" me out! Sincerely.

M. Ridener

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I really enjoyed Faye Kellerman's Moon Music. It kept me guessing, but also considering alternate realities. I am disappointed to know that Romulus Poe isn't a character I will see again. I like him and his family. I like Y as well. I do hope they return to take us back to Las Vegas on another vicarious trip to the under/nether world.

Joy