The Cold Moon

  • by Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by Kerry Shale
  • 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's the night of the full Cold Moon: the month of December according to the lunar calendar. A young man is found dead in lower Manhattan, the first in a series of victims of a man calling himself the Watchmaker. This killer's obsession with time drives him to plan the murders with the precision of fine timepieces, and the victims die prolonged deaths while an eerie clock ticks away their last minutes on earth. Lincoln Rhyme, Amelia Sachs, and the rest of the crew are tapped to handle the case and stop the Watchmaker and his partner, Vincent Reynolds, a repulsive character with a special interest in the female victims of the killer. Amelia is not only Lincoln's eyes and ears at crime scenes on the Watchmaker case, but she's now running her own homicide investigation, her first case as lead detective. The policewoman's unwavering efforts in pursuing the killers of a businessman, who left behind a wife and son, sets into motion clockwork gears of its own, with consequences reaching to people and events that will endanger not only many lives but Lincoln's and Amelia's future together.

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What the Critics Say

"Deaver fans will be pleased to have Rhymes and Sachs back in a new intricate and compelling thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"Recommended for fans of the Rhyme novels (naturally) and readers who like their thrillers laced with wit and sharp characterizations." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Terrible abridging

Will never listen to an abridged version again. I was so confused. Got it to progress with the series which I am loving, and unabridged wasn't available. Really disappointed.
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- Ann

My first abridged book

I had never bought an abridged book before but as I couldn't find this book in an unabridged version and had read all the others, I bought it because I wanted the full series. But I wish I had just read the full book instead. The words are there because they are needed to tell the story. I found this very difficult to follow and didn't enjoy it at all. I adore the Lincoln Rhyme books but will never buy an abridged one again.
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- Lulu19

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2006
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited