Their first case, their worst killer...New York City has been thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. Baffled, the cops turn to the one man with a chance of solving them - Lincoln Rhyme. Left paralysed by a debilitating accident, ex NYPD cop Rhyme has to dig deep into the only world he has left - his astonishing mind - to have any hope of solving the case. With the help of a young police officer, Amelia Sachs, he starts to close in on the killer. But as he edges closer to the truth, the Bone Collector is closing in on Lincoln Rhyme himself. Praise for Jeffery Deaver : The best psychological thriller writer around The Times 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 The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax ... If you want thrills, Deaver is your man. Guardian One of the world's best plotters - his intricate twists and turns catch out even the hardened thriller reader ... This is a true master at work - elegant, assured, supremely crafted thriller writing at its very best Daily Mail
The first Lincoln Rhyme thriller - on which the hugely successful movie was based.