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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (12 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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Behind the well-known U.S. security organizations—the FBI and CIA among them—lies a heavily guarded, anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and to a highly specialized brand of citizen protection.

Shock waves of alarm ripple through the clandestine agency when Washington, D.C., police detective Ryan Kessler inexplicably becomes the target of Henry Loving, a seasoned, ruthless “lifter” hired to obtain information using whatever means necessary. While Loving is deft at torture, his expertise lies in getting an “edge” on his victim—leverage—usually by kidnapping or threatening family until the “primary” caves under pressure.

The job of keeping the Kessler family alive falls to a man named Corte, a senior federal protection officer known as a “shepherd.” Uncompromising, relentlessly devoted to protecting those in his care and a passionate board game aficionado, he applies brilliant gaming strategy to his work. For Corte, the reappearance of Loving—the man who, six years earlier, had tortured and killed someone close to him—is also an opportunity to avenge his friend’s death. The assignment soon escalates into a fast-paced duel between Corte and Loving, a dangerous volley of wits and calculated risks.

As he shepherds the Kesslers to a concealed safe house, Corte must anticipate Loving’s every step as the lifter moves in on his prey, and with the help of razor-sharp investigator Claire DuBois and his longtime ally, FBI agent Paul Fredericks, pinpoint which of Kessler’s seemingly insignificant cases has triggered Loving’s return. As the team digs deeper, each of the Kesslers comes under close scrutiny, and in captivity their family bonds are stretched to the breaking point—as the lifter draws near, Corte must ultimately choose between protecting his charges and exposing them to a killer in the name of long-awaited revenge. Download and start listening now!

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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.” 

    Booklist 

  • “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!
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  • 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 Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.