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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

  • “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.”

    Washington Post

  • “[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

  • “Anyone who doubts the Ian Fleming estate’s choice of perennial chart-topper Jeffery Deaver to pen the next James Bond novel need only savour his latest standalone barnburner, Edge…A master of brilliantly paced misdirection, Deaver could teach a post-grad course in thriller writing.”

    Winnipeg-Free Press

  • “The action is a cat-and-mouse weave of clues and counter-clues…This is vintage Deaver at his best.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Jeffery Deaver is one of the most reliable and prolific writers of mysteries and thrillers…Some of his books are among the best thrillers written…Edge, is not a Rhyme mystery, but it’s still one of Deaver’s best, a book that grabs readers on its first page and doesn’t let go.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “[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”s first first-person narrator, Corte, is an exciting new weapon in the author's arsenal of memorable characters.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “His most successful thriller in years.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Make no mistake: this is a fine thriller with strong characters and a compelling story.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2011 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best Hardcover Original
  • One of the 2010 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Mysteries

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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