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Billy Straight [electronic resource] : a novel / Jonathan Kellerman.

By: Kellerman, Jonathan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House, c1998Description: 1 online resource (467 p.).ISBN: 9780345463678 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0345463676 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780345463678 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader); 0345463676 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader).Subject(s): Street children -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction | Child witnesses -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Delaware, Alex (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Connor, Petra (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Psychologists -- Fiction | Police -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Electronic books. | Mystery fiction. | Suspense fiction.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Billy Straight.DDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Summary: A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park. Fleeing into the night, Billy cannot shake the horrific memory of the savage violence, nor the pursuit of a cold-blooded killer. For wherever Billy turns--from Hollywood Boulevard to the boardwalks of Venice--he is haunted by the chuck chuck sound of a knife sinking into flesh. As LAPD homicide detective Petra Connor desperately searches for the murderer, as the media swarms mercilessly around the story, the vicious madman stalks closer to his prey. Only Petra can save Billy. But it will take all her cunning to uncover a child lost in a fierce urban labyrinth--where a killer seems right at home.
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A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park. Fleeing into the night, Billy cannot shake the horrific memory of the savage violence, nor the pursuit of a cold-blooded killer. For wherever Billy turns--from Hollywood Boulevard to the boardwalks of Venice--he is haunted by the chuck chuck sound of a knife sinking into flesh. As LAPD homicide detective Petra Connor desperately searches for the murderer, as the media swarms mercilessly around the story, the vicious madman stalks closer to his prey. Only Petra can save Billy. But it will take all her cunning to uncover a child lost in a fierce urban labyrinth--where a killer seems right at home.

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