The Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver
A Lincoln Rhyme Novel (Lincoln Rhyme Novels)

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Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic detective made famous in The Bone Collector is back in a new thriller from the masterful Jeffery Deaver. When a sadistic killer leaves clocks at his murder scenes, will time run out for the criminologist and his partner Amelia Sachs?

On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering in the black sky over New York City, two people are brutally murdered—the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks investigators fear ticked away the victims’ last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling realization that the killer—who has dubbed himself the Watchmaker—has more murders planned in the hours to come.

Rhyme, a quadriplegic long confined to his wheelchair, immediately taps his trusted partner and longtime love, Amelia Sachs, to walk the grid and be his eyes and ears on the street. But Sachs has other commitments now—namely, her first assignment as lead detective on a homicide of her own. As she struggles to balance her pursuit of the infuriatingly elusive Watchmaker with her own case, Sachs unearths shocking revelations about the police force that threaten to undermine her career, her sense of self and her relationship with Rhyme. As the Rhyme-Sachs team shows evidence of fissures, the Watchmaker is methodically stalking his victims and planning a diabolical criminal masterwork...Indeed, the Watchmaker may be the most cunning and mesmerizing villain Rhyme and Sachs have ever encountered.
 

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 JefferyDeaver.com.
 
Published June 1, 2006 by Simon & Schuster. 656 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Deaver, an old pro at pulling rugs out from under readers, adds a piquant complication this time: another case Sachs is working on her own (an impossible suicide she’s sure is murder) whose connection to the Watchmaker is worth the price of admission.

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Deaver fans will be pleased to have Rhymes and Sachs back in a new intricate and compelling thriller, with Mantegna once again serving as an excellent narrator.Simultaneous release with the S&S hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 3).

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Bestseller Deaver's twisty seventh Lincoln Rhyme novel (after 2005's The Twelfth Card ) pits Rhyme, the quadriplegic NYPD detective, against a brilliant criminal mastermind called the Watchmaker.

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In The Cold Moon, eighth Jeffery Deaver's series of Lincoln Rhyme novels, a man apparently has taken his own life when forensic expert Amelia Sachs first investigates the death of Ben Creely.

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Book Reporter

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I've had the feeling that for the last couple of years there has been a tendency, at least in some circles, to take Jeffery Deaver for granted.

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Entertainment Weekly

So many choices, but probably this one: ''The perp rigged this iron bar — weighs maybe seventy-five pounds — above his neck.

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Reviewing the Evidence

THE COLD MOON is alternately intriguing and frustrating -- intriguing because of the actions of all of the characters on both sides of the law and frustrating because many of the narrative threads are either far-fetched or totally predictable.

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Gather Books

Sachs however is on her first solo case and does not have a lot of time to help out, leaving Rhymes to look elsewhere for help.

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