Synopses & Reviews
The follow-up to Jeffery Deaver’s massive bestseller The Bone Collector
(now a feature film starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington) The Stone Monkey
is a “simply outstanding” (San Jose Mercury News
) addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series!
First introduced in the spine-chilling novel The Bone Collector, Lincoln Rhyme dazzled readers with unparalleled forensic sleuthing—all done from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains—and the arms and legs of his brilliant and beautiful protégée, Amelia Sachs. It is Amelia who “walks the grid” for Rhyme, acting as his eyes and ears for the famously dangerous and difficult cases chronicled in Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling novels The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, and The Empty Chair.
Now the awe-inspiring duo returns in The Stone Monkey. Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City and carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and 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 the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City’s Chinatown.
People Rock-solid suspense.
San Jose Mercury News [Deaver] can give the reader whiplash with his twists and turns.
The New York Times Book Review [Deaver's] labyrinthine plots are astonishing.
Publishers Weekly Monkey see, monkey do....and this monkey did the best so far.
New York Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs find themselves embroiled in the terrifying world of Chinese organized crime in New York City.
When a Chinese cargo ship carrying refugees and human slaves is spotted off the coast of Long Island, Lincoln Rhyme and his team snap to work. With the help of the INS, they learn that a hardened international fugitive known as “The Ghost” is on board. Not only is The Ghost a professional smuggler of humans, he’s also a wanted murderer.
As the Coast Guard closes in, the ship explodes on cue, allowing The Ghost to escape by raft. Fearing he’ll be exposed, he begins to murder the other survivors—but two families escape before he finally disappears into the labyrinth of the Chinese underground. Now, Lincoln and Amelia must learn to navigate the intricate streets—and the culture—of New York’s Chinatown if they hope to protect the families, apprehend The Ghost, and root out his accomplice.
The page-turning New York Times bestseller from Jeffery Deaver’s “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 City’s Chinatown, can Rhyme and Sachs find the Ghost’s targets before he does?
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two collections of short stories and twenty-eight suspense novels. He is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His many awards include the Novel of the Year at the International Thriller Writers’ Awards in 2009 for his standalone novel The Bodies Left Behind. Deaver has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony Award, and a Gumshoe Award. He was recently shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in North Carolina. Learn more at JefferyDeaver.com.