Synopses & Reviews
Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme, along with his protegee, Amelia Sachs, has been recruited by the FBIto capture "the Ghost" -- a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him aboard a cargo ship headed for New York, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now, he must eliminate the only witnesses to his crimes -- two families who jumped ship and vanished in the Chinatown underground. Against a brilliant and ruthless adversary, Lincoln and Amelia race to find the families before the Ghost can silence them forever....
Packed with shocking plot twists, breakneck pacing, and heartbreakingly real characters, The Stone Monkey reminds us once again why "People" hailed Jeffery Deaver as "the master of ticking-bomb suspense."
The page-turning New York Times bestseller from Jeffery Deavers “simply outstanding” (San Jose Mercury News) Lincoln Rhyme series!
The FBI has recruited forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégée, Amelia Sachs, to capture “the Ghost,” a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him aboard a cargo ship, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now the killer must eliminate two families who witnessed his flight before they jumped ship and vanished. . . . Searching New York Citys Chinatown, can Rhyme and Sachs find the Ghosts targets before he does?
Recruited to help the FBI and the INS perform the nearly impossible, the brilliant criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his beautiful protege, Amelia Sachs, manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City -- a vessel filled with illegal Chinese immigrants and run by the notorious human smuggler and ruthless killer known as "the Ghost." But when the Ghost's capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time: to stop him before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped and now vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of NewYork's Chinatown.
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver, a former attorney, is the New York Times bestselling author and originator of the acclaimed detective hero Lincoln Rhyme, featured in nine hit novels. A lifelong fan of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, Deaver was honored to be handpicked by Fleming’s estate to carry on the literary tradition, beginning with his #1 international and New York Times bestseller Carte Blanche. His novel, XO, features special agent Kathryn Dance, who first appeared alongside Lincoln Rhyme in The Sleeping Doll and whose popularity inspired Roadside Crosses, first in the series. A former folksinger, Deaver penned songs featured in XO, which are downloadable from his website. His many awards include the 2009 Best Novel of the Year award from the International Thriller Writers organization for his stand-alone novel The Bodies Left Behind. He’s been nominated for seven Edgar Awards, an Anthony Award, and a Gumshoe Award, and was short-listed for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author. He is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year, and a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. He has also won a Steel Dagger for best thriller of the year (Garden of Beasts) and a Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers’ Association. Visit the author on Facebook or go to JefferyDeaver.com.