The deadly mixture of young people and guns is the subject of Faye Kellerman's latest novel featuring LAPD Lt. Pete Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, "Gun Games." (Harper/467 pages)
A distraught mother asks Lt. Decker to investigate her son's apparent suicide.
When Decker orders a trace on the gun involved, he is shocked to find that it had been stolen years ago. He is puzzled as to how the 15-year-old came across the gun.
When another suicide happens, also involving a stolen weapon, and both victims had attended Bell and Wakefield, a demanding college prep school which caters to the offspring of the area's elite, Decker suspects something far more sinister than a tragic coincidence.
Soon he is investigating a group of young psychopaths with plenty of fire power.
These privileged spoiled monsters threaten someone near and dear to Pete Decker - Gabe Whitman - the musical prodigy who lives with the lieutenant and his wife.
Kellerman's "Gun Games" targets the problem of teenage bullies and guns - a very lethal combination.