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Kiss (Fred Carver #3)

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Fred Carver is hired by his good friend, Lieutenant Alfonso DeSoto of the Orlando police to investigate the death of his uncle at Sunhaven, a local nursing home. Carver is harassed by Raphael Ortiz, a viciously depraved thug bent on discouraging Carver from investigating Sunhaven.

Before he can solve this shocking case he must battle to stay alive, and confront some persona

Paperback, 262 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Henry Holt & Company (first published March 1st 1990)
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Apr 06, 2014 Eliana added it
Keeps you hooked til the very end every time. P.I. thriller/mystery.
I nearly quit reading this. Scary, dark, depressing. Ended well, a surprise, and glad I finished it.
This is the third book I've read by the author and a great improvement from the first two Fred Carver books. It held my interest to the end, the cliches present in the first two books are almost all gone and I found the book enjoyable. The twist towards the end was unexpected but I felt that it was introduced clumsily and the ending was a little flat. The suspense at the end left me asking for description and the tidy up was a little too fast and convenient.
David Fears
You want to see one of the badassingest bad guys ever? Meet Raffy Ortiz! I loved John Lutz's gripping tale of murders in an old folks home in Florida. I've read a couple of Lutz's mysteries and this is my favorite. IN fact, when I emailed John to compliment him, he confessed this was his favorite of the Fred Carver PI series also! You won't find much better stuff than this.
Joyce McKune
Fred's friend asked him to check on his uncles death at a retirement home. Turned out there were several unexplaned deaths. The description of this book on goodreads does not match the book.
This is a good mystery. It's an old one I found in a pile of old books. Interesting reading a book from the 80s.
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John Lutz published his first short story in 1966 in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and has been publishing regularly ever since. His work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective--v
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