The Coffin Dancer
Lincoln Rhyme Book 2
By Jeffery Deaver
An ingenious killer who constantly eludes capture and a quadriplegic ex-cop determined to stop him - the race is on. The second instalment in the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme thriller series.
The second instalment of the internationally bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series.
'The best psychological thriller writer around' - The Times
The Coffin Dancer, America's most wanted hit man, is back with a bang. Hired by an infamous airline owner to take care of three witnesses before his trial, the Coffin Dancer begins by blowing up a pilot - and an entire plane along with him...
Enter quadriplegic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme, the man who can find forensic evidence to hang a man in the smallest debris, and his assistant Amelia Sachs. Despite the growing danger, their job is to keep the remaining two witnesses safe, and to track down the Coffin Dancer before he has chance to finish what he started...
But as the first murder proved, this notorious serial killer is not easily stopped, and is more than happy to sacrifice anyone who tries to get in his way.
The race is on...
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 WHSmith 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 from Twisted. 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.
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13 Feb 2014
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The best psychological thriller writer around — The Times
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. — Daily Telegraph
The twists and turns from devilish Deaver will have you burning the midnight oil, then using it to set fire to the candle you'll be burning at both ends until you finish . . . the perfect accompaniment on a winter's night, curled up on the sofa with a glass of your favourite tipple. — Sun
One of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning . . . Superb. — Independent on Sunday
The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man. — Guardian