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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Skipp Sudduth Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781442335387
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Acclaimed bestselling author Jeffery Deaver takes listeners on a brand-new adventure: a race to find and stop a professional criminal whose gruesome specialty lies in extracting information from his innocent victims by any means necessary.

Washington, D.C., police detective Ryan Kessler is targeted by a “lifter”—a hired criminal who uses any “edge” he can to get information his mysterious boss desperately needs, including torture, murder, and kidnapping. The job of keeping Kessler and his family alive long enough to find the ultimate perp falls to a seasoned federal protection officer known only as Corte, a man with mysteries of his own and an uncompromising devotion to keeping those in his care alive. Corte and the lifter engage in a deadly contest as the story races to a surprise conclusion that not even the most seasoned Deaver fans can predict.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] brain teaser of a thriller…Following the moves of Deaver’s ingenious plot is hard enough. The real trick is keeping up with his brilliant mind.”

    New York Times Book Review 

  • “Along with a complex investigation and a dangerous cat-and-mouse game, Edge also boasts some high-stakes political drama…Swiftness and ruthlessness carry the book's momentum, keeping readers on the … well, check the title again…Rumors are that Edge might kick off a new series for Deaver [and] Corte's combination of professionalism and duplicity offer the chance for conflicts, both internal and external, to deepen. In the meantime, Deaver has been commissioned to write the next James Bond novel—a golden opportunity he's clearly earned.”

    Washington Post 

  • “[A] twist-filled thriller…In Mr. Deaver's kaleidoscope world, the odds seem to change with each turn of the page.”

    Wall Street Journal 

  • “Deaver unveils some nifty new tricks in this edge-of-your-seat thriller…Deaver's first first-person narrator, Corte, is an exciting new weapon in the author's arsenal of memorable characters.”

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “This is a fine thriller with strong characters and a compelling story.” 


  • “Fans of Deaver's fiendishly clever suspensers won't be surprised by the nonstop deceptions, reversals, shocks and surprises, but this time they're even more varied than usual, and, given the characters' backgrounds, a lot more plausible. The result is his most successful thriller in years.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 5/21/2011

    " I always like Jeffery Deaver. I don't think he's ever written a book I figured out!

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 5/6/2011

    " It was aok. Different from Deaver's other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 5/4/2011

    " Apart from his discussion on games and games theory this was a very good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 5/4/2011

    " This was ok. I read all the books our parents left after reading on the plane. I used to really enjoy Deaver, but now I can anticipate all the plot twists, which is why this was only ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sueann | 5/4/2011

    " Great page turner with a lot of twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 5/3/2011

    " This was a very compelling read. Lots of twists and turns. Love all of Jeffery Deaver's books. A hugh fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 4/21/2011

    " Good protagonist, likeable, believable. Interesting story with good twists. Not overly loquacious. Pretty clean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 4/21/2011

    " This was a good book, but I didn't love it as much as I love his Rhyme series or some of his other books. The end was certainly a twist, actually the latter half of the book was. All in all, worth a read, but I wouldn't have been too into it if it weren't for Deaver being the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed the game theory comparison to his keeping his clients safe. Of course, a loss in this game means death - lots of pressure. Good character development "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 3/23/2011

    " Interesting plot, wonder if there is a government agency like the one portrayed here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malwes | 3/17/2011

    " Wonderfully exciting story with the usual Deaver twists and turns, but the novel got bogged down with too many details of the inner workings of the "witness protection" system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 3/16/2011

    " Lots of twists, turns, and surprises. I am always satisfied at the end of a Deaver book. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery DeaverJeffery 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.