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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: Abridged 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.

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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.” 


  • “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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wendy | 2/18/2014

    " This was only the second book by Jeffrey Deaver that I've read but I did enjoy it. At first I found it to be a bit slow-moving, but as I read further I started enjoying it more. I will definitely read more of this author's work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzy | 2/14/2014

    " Starts slow, get's better, then gets even better, then slows down again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Shauna Durbin | 2/8/2014

    " This is the second of Jeffery Deaver's books I have read. I really liked the first but I couldn't get very far in this one because of the violence and the sexual innuendo. I like a good mystery but good grief, I don't need the gory details of the sexual thoughts of the murderer and the gruesome, nasty details of the crime scene repeated over and over again. This book made me rething Jeffery Deaver. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nperasmus | 2/6/2014

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

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