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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver *audio

The Steel KIss

The Steel Kiss
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Edoardo Ballerini
14.5 Hours / 13 CD's

ISBN-13:  9781478906612
ISBN-10:  1478906618
Series:  Lincoln Rhyme

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IF I've counted correctly this is the eleventh novel starring fan favorite, super detective, Lincoln Rhyme. Since the '97 release of "The Bone Collector," readers have held their collective breath each year, awaiting the next book. Thus far, author Jeffery Deaver has delivered pulse pounding, edge of your seat, stories. Some did a little more pounding than others. But that's to be expected with long running central characters. Throughout the series, Lincoln Rhyme has worked with the NYPD as a crime scene consultant. In Steel Kiss, Deaver takes a significant risk, by "messing with" this tried and true recipe and Rhyme resigns to pursue his passion teaching forensics and representing plaintiff's in civil litigation.

At first it seems Ameilia Sachs and Rhyme are moving in two different arenas. However, it doesn't take long before their individual cases merge together as the pursuit for Unsub 40 heats up. There's lots of classic Deaver writing here, including multiple subplots. While there's some meat on the bones - meaning these fringe stories could easily have been novels in their own right. (With a lot of work of course.) But, personally I would prefer these "ideas" be left out until they are given the time, energy and effort necessary for me to want to read them. As is, they just get in the way of the actual story.

Jeffery Deaver is one of the best suspense/thriller writers and his character, Lincoln Rhyme is unique, brilliant and continuing to evolve. I look forward to the next one.

Happy Listening!





Lincoln Rhyme Series (in order)

1.   The Bone Collector
2.   The Coffin Dancer
3.   The Empty Chair
4.   The Stone Monkey
5.   The Vanished Man
6.  The Twelfth Card
7.   The Cold Moon
8.   The Broken Window
9.   The Burning Wire
10. The Kill Room
11. The Steel Kiss


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