Summary

Although confined to a wheelchair, Detective Lincoln Rhyme's phenomenal success in solving crime has earned him a formidable reputation. Just for once, he's not on a job.
Lincoln is visiting North Carolina to try out a breakthrough in surgery which might be the first step towards a cure for his condition. However, fame is not without drawbacks. Locally, a youth's been killed, and two girls are missing, said to have been abducted by the murderer.
With no local knowledge and a contaminated crime scene, Rhyme is at a serious disadvantage. From where he's sitting, he can't even see a motive. He also knows he has 24 hours before the women become dehumanized in their kidnapper's eyes. And the clock's already ticking.
©2000 Jeffery Deaver (P)2005 W.F. Howes Ltd
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"The best psychological thriller writer around." (The Times)
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4 out of 5 stars
By LilyVA on 17-07-17

Taut, atmospheric thriller - hugely enjoyable

I really enjoyed this story - some fabulous writing in it - Jeffrey Deaver is clearly a master of his craft. The plot twists and turns were great, and I loved the way he didn't let his main characters off the hook with easy options. My main niggle with the book is that it felt just a smidgin too long - as if there was perhaps one plot twist too many. Also, I wasn't entirely convinced by Lucy Kerr's sense of betrayal by Amelia Sacks - it seemed a little excessive at times. But these are minor niggles in a book with so much else going for it. Kudos to the narrator for handling a large and varied cast of characters so adeptly and the narration overall does full justice to the novel, I think. Highly recommended.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 23-10-16

Too long, and wayward plot.

I struggled to finish this book with its improbable story and bizarre twists. Disappointing as I have loved other Jeffrey Deaver novels involving Lincoln Rhyme but this one was a story with a twist too far and was just hard work.

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