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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,065 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:
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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!


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.” 


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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