Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver
A Kathryn Dance Novel (Kathryn Dance Novels)

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The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways -- not in memoriam, but as announcements of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly horrific and efficient ways: using the personal details about the victims that they've carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites.

The case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California Bureau of Investigation's foremost kinesics -- body language-expert. She and Deputy Michael O'Neil follow the leads to Travis Brigham, a troubled teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired vicious attacks against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report.

As the investigation progresses, Travis vanishes. Using techniques he learned as a brilliant participant in MMORPGs, Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, he easily eludes his pursuers and continues to track his victims, some of whom Kathryn is able to save, some not. Among the obstacles Kathryn must hurdle are politicians from Sacramento, paranoid parents and the blogger himself, James Chilton, whose belief in the importance of blogging and the new media threatens to derail the case and potentially Dance's career. It is this threat that causes Dance to take desperate and risky measures...

In signature Jeffery Deaver style, Roadside Crosses is filled with dozens of plot twists, cliff-hangers and heartrending personal subplots. It is also a searing look at the accountability of blogging and life in the online world. Roadside Crosses is the third in Deaver's bestselling High-Tech Thriller Trilogy, along with The Blue Nowhere and The Broken Window.

About Jeffery Deaver

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Jeffery Deaver, a former attorney, is the New York Times bestselling author of two collections of short stories and dozens of previous suspense novels. He is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His many awards include the Novel of the Year at the International Thriller Writers’ Awards in 2009 for his standalone novel The Bodies Left Behind. The latest entries in the Lincoln Rhyme series are The Cold Moon, The Broken Window, and The Burning Wire. Visit the author on Facebook or go to
Published May 22, 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 465 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime. Fiction

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In bestseller Deaver's surprise-filled third Kathryn Dance novel (after The Sleeping Doll ), Dance, an agent with the California Bureau of Investigation, gets an eye-opening education in some of the hottest areas of the cyberworld.

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Dance comes to learn that Brigham is immersed in the world of online reality gaming, and appears to be blurring the distinction between the violence of the online world he inhabits and the real world.

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Reviewing the Evidence

right to die, overpublicized court cases, gamer communities, online addiction, cyberbullying, blogger's rights - especially bloggers hiding behind their First Amendment rights to keep right on bullying.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Special Agent Kathryn Dance returns for a second outing in this spin-off series from Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme novels.

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Gather Books

When crosses start appearing in Monterey Peninsula with future dates on them, people are suddenly being brutally executed nearby.

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Spinetingler Magazine

As the attacks mount, he disappears and various persons who posted comments on the web are attacked or murdered after crosses are planted on the previous day on the sides of roads.

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Yet, despite her ability, is Dance capable of reading the body signals of the murder suspects?

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