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Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Skipp Sudduth Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781442335363
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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “His most successful thriller in years.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “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

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

    Publishers Weekly

  • “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

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


  • 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

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  • 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. "

About the Author

Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. 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. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.