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The Steel Kiss

Lincoln Rhyme Book 12

By Jeffery Deaver

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How do you catch a killer who can reach you anywhere? The twelfth instalment of the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series from Jeffery Deaver, the master of suspense.

How do you catch a killer who can reach you anywhere - without going near you?

The twelfth chilling Lincoln Rhyme thriller which will leave you looking over your shoulder.

Detective Amelia Sachs is in pursuit when she hears the scream.

Stopping to help a man trapped in a horrific accident, Sachs has to let a suspected murderer get away.

But was it really coincidence?
Did the killer make it happen?

Sachs and Lincoln Rhyme are facing a new kind of opponent:
Someone who can kill by remote control.

Someone watching every move they make...

'A tightly plotted masterpiece' Sun

'Flawlessly constructed and paced' The Sunday Times

'The king of suspense is back and he's done it again' Glasgow Herald

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: 9781473618503
  • Publication date: 22 Mar 2016
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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
A tightly plotted masterpiece
Flawlessly constructed and paced
The king of suspense is back and he's done it again...Riveting.
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
"Deavotees" will expect and gratefully receive the many twists and sudden turns . . . No one is better at narrative misdirection
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
The best psychological thriller writer around
Jeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thriller
If you want thrills, Deaver is your man
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.
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