Jeffery Deaver - The Steel Kiss - Hodder & Stoughton

The Steel Kiss

Lincoln Rhyme Book 12

By Jeffery Deaver

  • Hardback
  • £18.99

Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the twelfth Lincoln Rhyme thriller.

Master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the latest gripping thriller featuring paraplegic forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.
The hardback contains an exclusive, never-before-seen leaked memo from the Lincoln Rhyme case files.

Smart technology is everywhere.
It makes our lives easier, our connections faster and journeys quicker.
But in the wrong hands, it can kill...

Detective Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a murderer, chasing him through a Brooklyn department store, when her pursuit is fatally interrupted. An escalator gives way, forcing Sachs down into the machinery to help the man trapped in its depths... and enabling the suspect to flee.

But was it simply a freak accident? Could the killer's presence in the store really be a coincidence?

As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme realise they are facing one of their most formidable opponents ever. Someone able to turn the most commonplace product into a murder weapon. Someone who can kill by remote control...

Biographical Notes

JEFFERY DEAVER is the bestselling author of thirty-five novels, including the 2011 authorised James Bond thriller, Carte Blanche, as well as three collections of short stories and a non-fiction law book. A former journalist, attorney and folksinger, he has been shortlisted for and received numerous awards around the world, including Novel of the Year from the International Thriller Writers Association for The Bodies Left Behind, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller from the British Crime Writers Association, and the British Thumping Good Read Award. He was recently shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author. Last year he received two lifetime achievement awards, one in Italy and one in the United States. He lives in North Carolina.

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  • ISBN: 9781473618497
  • Publication date: 22 Mar 2016
  • Page count: 496
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
A tightly plotted masterpiece — Sun
Flawlessly constructed and paced — The Sunday Times
The king of suspense is back and he's done it again...Riveting. — Glasgow Herald
Deaver's formidable technological and forensic research, acute insight into the criminal mind, and insightful awareness of serious moral issues that affect modern life, make this breathlessly entertaining fiction — Irish Independent
"Deavotees" will expect and gratefully receive the many twists and sudden turns . . . No one is better at narrative misdirection — Evening Standard
Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius. And Lincoln Rhyme is one of a kind — Harlan Coben
The best psychological thriller writer around — The Times
Jeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thriller — Kathy Reichs
If you want thrills, Deaver is your man — Guardian
Deaver is a master of manipulation himself; his skillfully constructed plots are devilishly tricky to track and impossible to solve, just the way we like them. — New York Times Book Review
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