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3.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Rhyme Series Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9780743564588
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Lincoln Rhyme returns in a heart stopping new thriller from the author of The Twelfth Card

On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering in the black sky over New York City, two people are brutally murdered -- the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks investigators fear ticked away the victims' last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling realization that the killer -- who has dubbed himself the Watchmaker -- has more murders planned in the hours to come.

Rhyme, a quadriplegic long confined to his wheelchair, immediately taps his trusted partner and longtime love, Amelia Sachs, to walk the grid and be his eyes and ears on the street. But Sachs has other commitments now -- namely, her first assignment as lead detective on a homicide of her own. As she struggles to balance her pursuit of the infuriatingly elusive Watchmaker with her own case, Sachs unearths shocking revelations about the police force that threaten to undermine her career, her sense of self and her relationship with Rhyme. As the Rhyme-Sachs team shows evidence of fissures, the Watchmaker is methodically stalking his victims and planning a diabolical criminal masterwork....Indeed, the Watchmaker may be the most cunning and mesmerizing villain Rhyme and Sachs have ever encountered. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder.” 

    Independent on Sunday (London)

  • “Deaver fans won’t be surprised that the investigations overlap, or that the several apparent climaxes building to something more, but even they will be hard-pressed to peel back all the layers of the cunning plot at work beneath the surface.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As always, Deaver’s dialogue is exceptionally realistic, and his plotting is devilishly intricate. Recommended for…readers who like their thrillers laced with wit and sharp characterizations.” 

    Booklist

  • “Deaver is a master of manipulation and the straightforward story is miles away from the narrative’s real undercurrent. Readers will be shocked and amazed at the end result of this ingenious way to pass the time.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda O | 2/9/2014

    " 630 pgs. 2006. I went back to read this book, as I'd recently finished "The Broken Window," It pointed back to 'Cold Moon' in order to expand on the relationship between Amelia Sachs and Pam Willoughby. I enjoy the Lincoln Rhymes series for the intelligence,unpredictability, detail, and richness of characters. Can't help but get an image of Raymond Burr and "Ironsides" but I guess it doesn't really 'get in the way' of this story! I admit to having very little patience with the scary and irritating radical fundamentalists! Not to mention, the tag-along, and brain-dead-but-deadly helper of the truly bad guy, "The Watchmaker." I thought the 'core plot' was rather cleverly disguised and I found the book very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/7/2014

    " Although I liked this book, there were almost too many twists at the end for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scilla | 2/5/2014

    " The Watchmaker kills two people and Rhyme and Sachs are on the case. In Deaver's usual fashion, you follow the killer and the detectives alternately. Dance just happens to be in NY from California and interviews several people (and then is almost taken by the Watchmaker's sex crazed assistant. Sachs is also head detective on another case where a business man supposedly committed suicide by hanging himself, but Sachs believes he was murdered. This case soon appears to involve some policemen and is politically sensitive. There is an interesting twist at the end, and the two cases come together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 2/1/2014

    " Overall, a well-crafted mystery with engaging characters. Really scary murder methods for the reader to contemplate. The discovery the villian's true intentions wasn't that surprising and a little obvious that there was going to be bigger problems. But in general a great read for mystery fans. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle Pressel | 1/19/2014

    " not one of my favorite deaver books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yetunde | 1/17/2014

    " Lincoln Rhymes is my newest favorite way to smart crime solver. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bill | 1/10/2014

    " This book had one redeeming quality and that was the antagonist, the Watchmaker. The plot was an exercise in surprise masturbation and not at all credible. Won't read another work by Deaver. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 1/6/2014

    " Lincoln Rhymes mysteries - good stuff "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nperasmus | 11/24/2013

    " Competent, though Im not the biggest Lincoln Rhyme fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gracie | 7/21/2013

    " La luna fredda "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 5/26/2013

    " My first Lincoln Rhyme book. It started out weird and steadily got weirder! amazing plot twists kept me reading. I thoroughly enjoyed the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 9/6/2012

    " Very eye-opening story about how much information data "miners" collect on us -- and we unsuspectingly give it away! Huge business that one bent mind used for his evil goals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 7/2/2012

    " Another great tale of a diabolical master criminal out foxing the criminologist .... that was a lot of fun to read and as usual - with quite a few unpredictable twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy Althoff | 6/23/2012

    " Masterful plot with many twists and turns. Wonderful story leaves you wondering when the Watchmaker will return. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 4/16/2012

    " I love this series. As far as I'm concerned the author cannot write them fast enough! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 4/7/2012

    " neatly woven, complex, enjoyable thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 3/20/2012

    " Not as good as his otehr novels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicia | 12/12/2011

    " Finally, he's expanding more on Ameila as a detective & not just a crime scene technician & Rhyme's lover. There were plenty of twist & turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 9/17/2011

    " Not my favorite of his works, but still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 8/19/2011

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Lincoln Rhyme; killer dubbed the Watchmaker has an extremely elaborate plan that needs to be figured out before others die "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruxssy | 7/10/2011

    " It was amazing!<3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 7/1/2011

    " really liked this book..kept me guessing till the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sholeen | 4/28/2011

    " the number of twists gets almost silly but definitely a page turner, I'll read more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 4/10/2011

    " I like the Rhyme-books and have another waiting for me. This one was really good, I like the topic of time and all the complications which came to the surface. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dominique | 4/8/2011

    " I have come to fall in love with the characters of the Lincoln Rhymes Series including the new character, Karthyrn Dance. Jeffrey Deaver is amazingly adept at crafting an incredible story, yet, with his own hallmarks! Loved this book! "

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

    " I am currently reading this book and enjoying it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phaedra221 | 3/14/2011

    " To me, one of his better Lincoln Rhyme books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/1/2011

    " I love this series. As far as I'm concerned the author cannot write them fast enough! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taufiq | 2/26/2011

    " kasusny bener2 komplikasi, sugoiii..
    meski rencana watchmaker gagal, tp dia bhasil lolos dr rhyme dengan sempurna.
    menunggu pertarungan rhyme vs watchmaker babak kedua... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 2/22/2011

    " really liked this book..kept me guessing till the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 2/5/2011

    " This may be Deaver's most ambitious work. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Plenty of plot twists, and thankfully, none of them overreach. The Watchmaker is a great villain, and he reappears on the periphery of The Broken Window, which is probably my second-favorite Rhyme novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/29/2011

    " Although I liked this book, there were almost too many twists at the end for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/16/2011

    " this book wasn't his best but it wasn't half bad. i was a little disappointed with the ending but overall, it had some pretty good twists. "

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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.
About the Narrator

Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen. He first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. His name has become synonymous with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser since he has narrated the entire series.