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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: June 2006 ISBN: 9780743564571
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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

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JC | 2/5/2014

    " Another Sachs and Rhyme crime solved as they work together to find the serial killer that is leaving clocks at the crime scenes. Rhyme is his clever self as usual and is able to figure out things when you would least expect it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dominique | 1/25/2014

    " 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 Marina Rottiers | 1/24/2014

    " Een echte pageturner. Terwijl je het leest heb je natuurlijk tal van ideeen wie de moordenaar is. Deze schrijver echter weet echt het plot spannend en het slot is niet wat je verwacht had. Een volgende vakantie weer een Jeffery Deaver meenemen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Book Fiend | 1/19/2014

    " I didn't want this book to end. But it did, and now I'm sad because I want another adventure with Lincoln Rhyme. But more importantly with Amelia Sachs! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mea | 1/18/2014

    " Love the Lincoln Rhyme series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/15/2014

    " 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 Christine | 1/7/2014

    " I like books where one or more of the killers get away so there is another book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debi | 12/22/2013

    " Realy liked this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 9/14/2013

    " Standard Deaver Fayre. Plenty of the usual surprises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 3/29/2013

    " I'm giving this 3 stars because there were too many plot twists this time. Usually I like Deaver's plot twists, but this time he turned the plot in too many implausible directions, and at the end, the main bad guy got away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/27/2013

    " I loved this book. There are so many twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Walt | 10/4/2012

    " As always, Deaver's dialogue is exceptionally realistic, and his plotting is devilishly intricate. Recommended for fans of the Rhyme novels and readers who like their thrillers laced with wit and sharp characterizations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 5/12/2012

    " I enjoyed this book by the same author of The Bone Collector, but was a little bit disappointed in the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 4/11/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Quilaga | 4/6/2012

    " This is one hell of a book, perhaps the first book I read where they... hmmm... but still it was already perfect, until it just become draggy with too many twists and turns that wasn't really necessary anymore... almost.. almost... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 3/24/2012

    " This Lincoln Rhyme novel has the team trying to catch a dangerous killer calling himself The Watchmaker who has people in New York in fear. Lincoln, Amelia and the team try to decipher his cryptic clues while also investigating some corrupt cops. A lot of twists and turns in this one a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/10/2012

    " I love a book that can surprise me, keep me on my toes, and send me for a loop. This one had me second and third guess myself. I usually can see where a mystery is going, but here all bets are off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 12/16/2011

    " Good audiobook. A nice murder mystery with some good twists but not really exceptional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 9/24/2011

    " Great thriller with lots of twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ebby Wilhelm | 9/11/2011

    " A friend from work lent me this book. Little did I know that I was getting in the middle of a series. I don't know if they should be read in order- but I read this one first. I liked this so much that I went on ebay and bought the rest of them, including the spin off with Kathyrn. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ScottK | 8/10/2011

    " It was okay, I think it could have ended a few chapters sooner than it did. I have read many of his books so I won't let this one stop me. "

  • 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 Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. 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. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

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.