'If you want thrills, Deaver is your man' Guardian
Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the thirteenth Lincoln Rhyme thriller, which sees a crime go global...
When a man is snatched from a New York street in broad daylight, the only clue is a miniature noose left on the pavement.
By the time criminal forensic scientist Lincoln Rhyme is involved, a video of the missing man is already online, his dying breaths set to a grisly music by someone calling himself The Composer.
Rhyme and fellow investigator Amelia Sachs must follow The Composer across the globe as he continues his horrifying creation, kidnapping further victims to add their last breaths to his piece.
But with Rhyme and Sachs in a whole new world with its own rules, how can they possibly guess what danger they're in when the music finally stops?
'One of the most consistent writers of clever, entertaining and often thought-provoking thrillers in the world' Simon Kernick
'The best psychological thriller writer around' The Times
'Deaver is a master of plot twists, and they are abundant in this story...essential for fans of the franchise' Daily Mail
The abduction of a business executive on Manhattan's Upper East Side by a man calling himself the Composer kicks off Thriller Award winner Deaver's intriguing, if overly complicated, 13th novel featuring forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme (after 2016's The Steel Kiss). A witness finds a small hangman's noose at the scene, as well as a torn currency exchange receipt, which suggests to Rhyme that the man was intending to leave the country. When the Composer later kidnaps a traveler at a remote bus stop near Naples, Italy, he leaves a little noose hanging from the bus stop bench. Rhyme and his lover, Det. Amelia Sachs, fly to Naples, where they join forces with the Italian investigating team led by hard-nosed prosecutor Dante Spiro, who's initially dismissive of Rhyme. Meanwhile, Charlotte McKenzie, a legal liaison with the U.S. State Department, needs Rhyme's help with the case of an American college student in Naples who's been arrested for sexual assault. Too many twists and unlikely connections may puzzle some readers.
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The burial hour
Not his best book. Did not enjoy as much ch as his others.