Synopses & Reviews
The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel
Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensicsuntil an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and ingenious duel of wits. With police detective Amelia Sachs by his side, Rhyme must follow a labyrinth of clues that reaches back to a dark chapter in New York Citys pastand reach further into the darkness of the mind of a madman who wont stop until he has stripped life down to the bone.
Includes a preview of the brand new sequel The Skin Collector.
The master of ticking-bomb suspense. Exciting and fast-paced. (Peter Straub) A breakneck thrill-ride. (Wall Street Journal)
"Scary, smart, and compulsively readable."—Stephen King
"An entertaining thriller...palpable suspense."—Publishers Weekly
"Nightmarish...harrowing suspense."—James Paterson
"Undeniably throat-clutching."—Kirkus Reviews
“Deaver gives new meaning to the phrase ‘chilled to the bone.”—People
“Exciting and fast-paced.”—Peter Straub
“Stylish, scary, and superb.”—Tami Hoag
“Dazzling.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A top-notch thriller....Rhyme is a great character…and Sachs a great partner. Chilling.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Lightning-paced…a breakneck thrill ride.”—The Wall Street Journal
In his most gripping thriller yet, Jeffery Deaver takes readers on a terrifying ride into two ingenious minds...that of a physically challenged detective and the scheming killer he must stop. The detective was the former head of forensics at the NYPD, but is now a quadriplegic who can only exercise his mind. The killer is a man whose obsession with old New York helps him choose his next victim. Now, with the help of a beautiful young cop, this diabolical killer must be stopped before he can kill again!
Look who's back to chill readers to the bone...
The first novel featuring Detective Lincoln Rhyme, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stone Monkey.
Praying for revenge...Psycho killer Michael Hrubek has escaped to find the woman who put him away. He'll show her what killing is all about...Praying for salvation...Lis knows he's out there. He's haunted every sleepless night, watching and waiting to take her to hell with him...And now Lis is Praying for Sleep.
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen suspense novels, including The Blue Nowhere and The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He has been nominated for three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and is a two-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year. A lawyer who quit practicing to write full-time, he lives in California and Virginia.