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The Cold Moon

Lincoln Rhyme Book 7

By Jeffery Deaver

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In the story that introduces Kathryn Dance, time is ticking for Lincoln Rhyme. The seventh novel in Jeffery Deaver's bestselling series will take all of Lincoln's wits as he attempts to catch his cleverest opponent yet...

The seventh novel in the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series sees Rhyme attempt to catch his cleverest opponent yet...

How long does it take to die?
TICK
His victims would say forever ...
TOCK

At each meticulously planned scene, the killer leaves his victims to die slowly, a clock counting down their last minutes on earth.
He calls himself the Watchmaker.
And it's only a matter of time before he strikes again.

But he didn't count on Lincoln Rhyme. Physically, he may face unimaginable challenges, but mentally, he has no limits. With Amelia Sachs as his eyes and ears - and heart - Rhyme is on the Watchmaker's trail within seconds.

However, he's not the only one gifted with a calculating intelligence, and this time, his wits must be sharper than ever if he's to catch a killer cold as the moon.

Time is ticking for Lincoln Rhyme...

'Probably the best book he's written . . . Enough of Deaver's trademark twists to satisfy his most diehard fans . . . A great read' - Observer

'[The plot] is like opening up a Russian doll, and it's typical of Deaver's polished, clever entertainment' - Sunday Telegraph

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781844568901
  • Publication date: 18 Sep 2008
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'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder...' — Independent on Sunday
'THE COLD MOON has a superscription from William Faulkner, but this is not a book in the 'literary' thriller genre. Deaver is not so much interested in tickling our aesthetic sensibilities as in raising our pulse rates, and he's doing that from the first chapter' — Barry Forshaw, Daily Express
'Bestseller Deaver is on top form here, producing a real spine-tingler with a fabulous twist at the end' — She
'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
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