Although confined to a wheelchair, Detective Lincoln Rhyme's phenomenal success in solving crime has earned him a formidable reputation. Just for once, he's not on a job.
Lincoln is visiting North Carolina to try out a breakthrough in surgery which might be the first step towards a cure for his condition. However, fame is not without drawbacks. Locally, a youth's been killed, and two girls are missing, said to have been abducted by the murderer.
With no local knowledge and a contaminated crime scene, Rhyme is at a serious disadvantage. From where he's sitting, he can't even see a motive. He also knows he has 24 hours before the women become dehumanized in their kidnapper's eyes. And the clock's already ticking.
©2000 Jeffery Deaver (P)2005 W.F. Howes Ltd
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I struggled to finish this book with its improbable story and bizarre twists. Disappointing as I have loved other Jeffrey Deaver novels involving Lincoln Rhyme but this one was a story with a twist too far and was just hard work.
Overall a good listen, but story is not as well crafted as previous titles. Some of the plot is somewhat unbelievable given characters previous behaviour. That said definitely worth the time.
Can't tell if the story is any good because the narrator is so poor that it is hard to stay focused. He is so boring it puts one to sleep. After hearing Lincoln Rhyme books read by Jeff Harding this is a no no.
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