extraordinary work of detection, suspense, and supernatural mystery. I
spent three days totally lost in the world Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman
have created. This is brilliant, page-turning fiction with mythic
underpinnings that give it a special resonance; a rare collaboration
where the sum is truly greater than the parts. The book is like nothing
I’ve ever read before. It sort of took my breath away.”—Stephen King
From Jonathan Kellerman, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international #1 bestselling author of The Genius, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year.
A burned-out L.A. detective . . . a woman of mystery who is far more
than she seems . . . a grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of
retribution. When these three collide, a new standard of suspense is
The legend of the Golem of Prague
has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a
sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant
in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer.
Detective Jacob Lev wakes one
morning, dazed and confused: He seems to have picked up a beautiful
woman in a bar the night before, but he can’t remember anything about
the encounter, and before he knows it, she has gone. But this mystery
pales in comparison to the one he’s about to be called on to solve.
Newly reassigned to a Special Projects squad he didn’t even know
existed, he’s sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood
Division. There is no body, only an unidentified head lying on the floor
of a house. Seared into a kitchen counter nearby is a single word: the
Hebrew for justice.
Detective Lev is about to embark
on an odyssey—through Los Angeles, through many parts of the United
States, through London and Prague, but most of all, through himself. All
that he has believed to be true will be upended—and not only his world,
but the world itself, will be changed.