by Jeffery Deaver
(Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN: 9781473618480
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs
are old friends of mine. I have been reading their stories for a number of
years. This one begins with a gory death, while Sachs is chasing down Unsub 40.
But is it an accident? Never.
In his cunning style, Jeffrey
Deaver manages to convince us that this time it's different. Off to a slow
start, this feels almost too layered, detailed and complex, yet you just know
that you are being set up for a game where the stakes are epic, the action
non-stop, and the tension gut-wrenching.
All 480 pages are jam-packed
with snide, witty remarks, smart-ass comments and observations, and great
detection work. The plot is cleverly constructed, and changes direction in a
sudden intake of breath. The support team of detectives and a student of
Rhyme's are believable, and add colour and depth to the investigation. A modern
day thriller that is very satisfying.
I was entertained in every way
and relished the adventure.