Master of suspense and number one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with the eleventh exhilarating novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series, and long anticipated follow-up to THE BONE COLLECTOR.
COPYCAT? OR REVENGE?
They have never seen a murder like it.
A talented tattoo artist is using poison instead of ink. His victim is a young woman. And on her skin he's left a message: 'the second'.
Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs find the scene has been scrubbed of evidence.
All except for one trace - a scrap of paper that connects this case with one they will never forget.
And like the Bone Collector before him, Rhyme and Sachs find themselves pitted against a twisted serial killer choosing his victims seemingly at random, a perpetrator who plans his work to the last detail, in a deadly contest with any who try to stop him.
But how close is his connection with that old case? What is the meaning of the words tattooed in poison on the skin of his first victim? And where will he strike next?
Outstanding . . . Deaver proves himself a grandmaster of the genre as each surprise leads to an even bigger surprise, like a series of reverse Russian nesting dollsAnother suspenseful and twist-filled entry in this always-exciting series.Quality thriller... This is Deaver back on form"Deavotees" will expect and gratefully receive the many twists and sudden turns . . . No one is better at narrative misdirection. Just at the point you think "That's impossible!" Deaver demonstrates the exact opposite . . . Once again the depth of his research and characterisation has created a superb example of modern American Gothic.The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world . . . [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions.The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of three collections of short stories and 32 internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche
. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card
and The Cold Moon
, as well as The Bone Collector
which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll
, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts
, and their Short Story Dagger for The Weekender
Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California. Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.New Lincoln Rhyme thriller and much anticipated follow up to THE BONE COLLECTOR, with all Deaver's trademark suspense, richly developed characters and rollercoaster of plot twists.THE BONE COLLECTOR, the first Lincoln Rhyme thriller, was made into a hugely successful feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.Jeffery's work has been published in more than 35 languages around the world.Deaver's profile has seen a huge boost after writing the latest James Bond novel, the international bestseller CARTE BLANCHE which published in May 2011.