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From the bestselling Sunday Times author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's gripping series that is now a major NBC TV series.
'Deaver is a masterful storyteller' Daily Express
You've followed a killer into a swamp. Hopefully you'll find him before he gets to his next victims. But you'd better watch out - the Insect Boy doesn't need his own hands to kill . . .
Sick of his debilitating injuries, Lincoln Rhyme has travelled to a world-famous spinal cord injuries center in North Carolina for some risky, experimental surgery. It may make him a tiny bit better; it may kill him. But before he has a chance to undergo the operation, the local police department draft Rhyme and his partner Amelia into a shocking new case. Using their forensic skills the pair desperately try to track down two women kidnapped by a psychotic young man known locally as the Insect Boy.
After a cat-and-mouse game through the abandoned swamps of North Carolina, Lincoln and Amelia finally manage to find him - except suddenly Amelia, convinced of his innocence, breaks the boy out of jail. And it's left to Lincoln to find them both, while Amelia uses all the skills her mentor and lover has taught her to evade him.
But her actions are to have more disastrous consequences than either of them could anticipate . . .
'The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world . . . [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions' Daily Telegraph
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The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world . . . [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions. ― Daily Telegraph
This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder ― Independent on Sunday --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- ASIN : B002V091M0
- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton (13 November 2008)
- Language : English
- File size : 3704 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 516 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 116,884 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Rhyme and Sachs soon find themselves drawn into the pursuit of a local boy known as 'Insect Boy' who uses insects such as hornets as a weapon to kill people.
Set in a desolate swamp land the location and the people are far different for Rhyme and Sachs who are used to big cities. However, as the story unfolds things turn around and soon Sachs and Rhyme find themselves pitting their skills against each other.
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I really enjoyed the first two books and looked forward to reading this one. However I didn't really enjoy it at all. The setting is new, Rhyme and Sachs are in North Carolina for an operation on Rhymes spine. Almost as soon as they arrive, they are called upon to help the local police in trying to find a young man who has kidnapped 2 women.
Both Rhyme and Sachs are like the proverbial fishes out of water, which I guess is the point, but they both didn't seem to be much like the characters I have come to know. Sachs in particular acts in an unbelievably out of character way.
The story dragged quite a lot, the characters seem to spend most of the book trekking through the North Carolina terrain. There are one or two interesting characters, and the book has it's usual amount of twists and turns towards the end, but even those are starting to become predictable. I didn't spot the twists in his other 2 books, but I'm starting to get used to his style now and looking for clues along the way.
I'm glad I read it, if only to be able to progress onto his next book, The Stone Monkey, which I really hope is an improvement. All that said, it is a decent enough read, and maybe he set the standard so high with the first 2 books and in my view hasn't reached that standard again with this one.
There were some brilliant twists and it was a proper whodunnit also.
By far the best of the Lincoln Rhyme books for me.
The twists and turns kept me guessing, who did what and why. Brilliant
Good page Turner and as usual unexpected twists and turns. The only reason I gave 4 stars is, without trying to spoil this for you I thought it was a bit too far fetched towards the end, like yeah ! Really !!
I’m afraid that to me spoiled what was before quite a good story.