Billy Straight (Paperback) - Kellerman, Jonathan

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Twelve-year-old Billy Straight - precocious, heartbreakingly perceptive, relentlessly moral - has fled the chaos and abuse of his life at home and is fighting to survive on L.A.'s meanest streets. All alone, Billy has fashioned a precarious existence for himself, using principled tricks to nourish his body and his mind. Late one night he watches from his hiding place as a man viciously butchers a woman. The victim turns out to be the ex-wife of a television celebrity with a history of domestic violence, and Billy becomes the center of terrifying attention - from the media, from violent bounty hunters, and from the murderer himself. As he runs for his life, relying on his native wit and instincts for survival, Billy is also tracked by a potential savior: Petra Connor, a tough, gifted, beautiful LAPD homicide detective with a past of her own.

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780345413864
SKU 30509232
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345413865
Release Date 10/1/1999
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.25H x 4.75L x 1.25T
Author Info
Jonathan Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman attended UCLA, where he met his wife Faye and married her in 1972. With a degree in psychology, he went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1974. Kellerman has taken advantage of his background in psychology to craft suspense novels that pay particular attention to his characters' motivations and mental problems.
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First Line In the park you see things. But not what I saw tonight.
Annotation Late one night, a 12-year-old runaway named Billy Straight witnesses the murder of a woman in a Los Angeles park. Now that the murderer is after him, Billy's only hope is LAPD detective Petra Conner.
Editors Note Twelve-year-old Billy Straight - precocious, heartbreakingly perceptive, relentlessly moral - has fled the chaos and abuse of his life at home and is fighting to survive on L.A.'s meanest streets. All alone, Billy has fashioned a precarious existence for himself, using principled tricks to nourish his body and his mind. Late one night he watches from his hiding place as a man viciously butchers a woman. The victim turns out to be the ex-wife of a television celebrity with a history of domestic violence, and Billy becomes the center of terrifying attention - from the media, from violent bounty hunters, and from the murderer himself. As he runs for his life, relying on his native wit and instincts for survival, Billy is also tracked by a potential savior: Petra Connor, a tough, gifted, beautiful LAPD homicide detective with a past of her own.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0448
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