From the New York Times bestselling author of the Lincoln Rhyme novel THE BURIAL HOUR--comes three powerful short stories.
In "Fast," Kathryn Dance races against the clock to track down the members of a domestic terrorist cell--with the lives of 200 people hanging in the balance.
In "Game," a housekeeper looks for her murdered employer's missing body-and uncovers a shocking truth that hits too close to home.
In "Paradice," a car brake failure leaves John Pellam stranded in a remote Colorado mountain town, where he suddenly finds himself accused of murder.
With this trio of brilliantly written, utterly gripping stories, Deaver proves once again that he's the "grand master of the plot twist" (Booklist).
The 12 tales in bestseller Deaver's third story collection (after 2006's More Twisted) abound in shrewd detection and twists. In "Fast," series lead Kathryn Dance and colleagues attempt to stop a terrorist attack. Another series character, Lincoln Rhyme, figures in "A Textbook Case" and "The Obit." Deaver's fondness for cons and sleights of hand is evident in such selections as "Game," inspired by a real case involving the murder of a New York socialite; "Bump," in which an aging actor agrees to a reality-show poker game; and "The Plot," in which a writer's death seems suspicious to his biggest fan, who's also a homicide cop. Both "The Therapist" and the novella "Forever" pose questions about madness, genius, and whether what appears evil might really be visionary. As Deaver explains in the introduction, he doesn't like loose ends, and he's sometimes overzealous in connecting all the dots. Still, both fans and new readers should be engrossed by these lively tales of crime and deception.