Words are the most dangerous weapons on earth in this mesmerizing early standalone thriller.
Words are the most dangerous weapons on earth - and Tate Collier, who has a consummate skill with them, can talk his way into anyone's heart, and get them to do whatever he wants.
Tate is a lawyer who used to defend death penalty cases in Virginia's Supreme Court; now he concentrates on work for the local community. When his teenage daughter goes missing all the signs are that she's run away. But Tate and his ex-wife, Bett, feel differently, and set out in search of her. To discover that Megan is in the hands of a man with no morals and as great a gift for words as Tate himself. Megan's is not the only life in danger...
The best psychological thriller writer around - Peter Millar, The Times
Compulsive, gripping thriller - Sunday Mirror
Anyone familiar with the writing of this master of the twist and turn has doubtless been anticipating the arrival of his next paperback . . . Deaver is a silver screen kind of thriller writer and this rollercoaster ride through the twisted brain of an academic-cum-complete lunatic is no exception - Lancashire Evening Post
Filled with twists and turns, this is a terrifying tale - Asda Magazine
Anyone familiar with the writing of this master of the twist and turn has doubtless been anticipating the arrival of his next paperback - West Lancashire Evening Gazette
Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of two collections of short stories and 29 internationally bestselling novels, including the latest James Bond novel Carte Blanche. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim.
A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for The Weekender from Twisted.
Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California.
Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.