The Golem of Hollywood

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2014 - Fiction - 560 pages
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“An 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 born.

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.

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I enjoy esoteric writing. - Goodreads
Great premise for a book! - Goodreads
It is evident that the authors were well researched. - Goodreads
It was wonderfully written and a real page turner. - Goodreads
The two story lines converge in the final chapters. - Goodreads
Loose ends but I did enjoy the premise and the story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ian Concilio - Goodreads

Hmmm...I really had to think, was this a 4-star or 3-star book. In general, I like Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware detective novels. I know, the Alex Delaware books are fairly formulaic, but they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michale - Goodreads

Having just finished The Golem and the Jinni, I thought I'd try this one. Big mistake. Writing is choppy, origin story lame and grotesque, and did I mention that I don't like bugs? Especially big ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world’s most popular authors, with more than three dozen New York Times–bestselling crime novels, most recently Guilt and Killer. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards, and been nominated for the Shamus Award. Jonathan and his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, live in California, New Mexico, and New York.
 
Jesse Kellerman won the Princess Grace Award for best young American playwright and is the author of Sunstroke, Trouble, The Genius (for which he won the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle), The Executor, and Potboiler (for which he was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel). He lives in California.

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