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The Kill Room
by Jeffery Deaver

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The Kill Room
by Author Name Jeffery Deaver

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List Price:19.30
Format: Paperback, 232 x 156 x 34mm, 464pp
Publication date: 20 Jun 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
ISBN-13: 9781444757347

Description

The tenth novel in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Rhyme series, from Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. They are calling it the 'million-dollar bullet': a sniper shot from a near-impossible distance. But there is no crime scene investigation, no evidence, and no co-operation from the local Bahamian police. Ambitious New York district attorney Nance Laurel won't let it go. This murder has all the hallmarks of a contract killing, and she has evidence that the order came from the highest levels of the US government. Putting her career on the line, she calls in independent investigators: Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. No strangers to controversy, their reputation for seeing what others miss is unparalleled, and she knows they will risk everything - even their lives - to seek the truth ...

Reviews

This is Deaver at his very best and not to be missed by any thriller fan. Publishers Weekly An exciting and thoughtful examination of how far government can go ... Deaver doesn't disappoint. Against a grave and complex legal backstory, he unwinds an elaborate narrative with believable, intriguing characters and fascinating CSI-like investigative aplomb ... compelling and provocative Shelf Awareness THE KILL ROOM is full of his trademark twists, breathless suspense and ironic humour. It is a thriller of 'bits, scraps, observations (and) 180 degree changes in direction' which never cheats the reader, so that the only response can be sighs of satisfaction and admiration. Evening Standard If you want the best crime, try Jeff Deaver -- Claudia Winkleman Radio 2 Arts Show Without doubt my favourite US crime writer -- Alex Heminsley Radio 2 Arts Show There's no danger of this 10th Lincoln Rhyme outing collecting anything but enthusiastic praise ... This is Deaver back on his most comfortable territory and the battle with a ruthless killer is delivered with the accumulating menace that has long been Deaver's trademark. Rhyme and Amelisa remain one of the most distinctive duos in crime fiction and Deaver is somehow able to come up with something fresh and unusual for them, even though familiar elements are utilised. What the author is particularly good at is the tense set-piece, as in the police siege at the end of THE KILL ROOM, delivered with panache. As ever he plays fair with the reader. We're given all the relevant information but are nevertheless still jolted by the successive revelations Daily Express Expert pacing and strong characterisation. As with all the best series novels, you can drop in at any point and feel at home. Guardian Review The writing is fast and flavoursome, and strong enough to dive straight back into after along, boozy lunch. Saga Deaver's undoubted skill is in creating a story that is as gripping as it is entirely believable - the esoteric details that he uses to create his killers and the world they inhabit are mesmerising. Irish News