New York City is thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who taunts the police by giving them the chance to save his victims from death... if only they can solve the obscure clues he leaves behind before time runs out.
The Bone Collector is striking terror amongst the residents of New York City. In desperation, the cops turn to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs.
Rhyme digs deep into the only world he has left - his astonishing mind - and slowly begins to narrow the noose around the Bone Collector. But the kidnapper is narrowing his own noose - around Lincoln Rhyme.
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
Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of thirty-three internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche, and three collections of short stories. 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 WHSmith 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.