The Cutting Edge Audiobook, by Jeffery Deaver Play Audiobook Sample

The Cutting Edge Audiobook

The Cutting Edge Audiobook, by Jeffery Deaver Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Edoardo Ballerini Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Lincoln Rhyme Series Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781478906667

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Longest Chapter Length:

19:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:58 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

10:49 minutes

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Publisher Description

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to investigate a triple murder and confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest--and most vulnerable in this explosive New York Times bestseller. In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. Curiously, the killer has left behind a half-million dollars' worth of gems at the murder scene, a jewelry store on 47th street. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves. The Promisor vows to take the lives of men and women during their most precious moments--midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, trying on the perfect gown for a day that will never come. The Promisor arrives silently, armed with knife or gun, and a time of bliss is transformed, in an instant, to one of horror. Soon the Promiser makes a dangerous mistake: leaving behind an innocent witness, Vimal Lahori, a talented young diamond cutter, who can help Rhyme and Sachs blow the lid off the case. They must track down Vimal before the killer can correct his fatal error. Then disaster strikes, threatening to tear apart the very fabric of the city--and providing the perfect cover for the killer to slip through the cracks.

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Deaver's approach excels in THE CUTTING EDGE, the 14th novel to feature Lincoln and his assistant, Amelia Sachs... Deaver keeps the level of suspense high as he also examines the gem trade and takes readers on an insider's tour of New York City. Deaver's intelligent characters show their mettle as the twists mount.

— Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 


  • “Rhyme may be the working brain on this crew, but hang on when his partner, Amelia Sachs, does her spooky-psych thing and projects herself into the mind of this sick killer.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “The cast of characters is large, and narrator Edoardo Ballerini deftly gives each of them a nuanced voice, which helps the listener stay oriented as the plot grows increasingly complex. Ballerini relies on an impressive array of accents—Indian, Russian, British, and, of course, New York cop.”

    — AudioFile
  • “The nerve-jangling resolution of Deaver’s latest chiller is as sparkling as any of the gems at the center of The Cutting Edge…[with] one of the most vertiginous cliff-hangers.”

    — Independent (Dublin)
  • “Another explosive book in the series…Deaver is a master.”

    — Suspense Magazine
  • “[A] roller-coaster ride of a thriller.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • Stellar... The tension rises [and] Deaver keeps the twists and surprises coming in this roller-coaster ride of a thriller.

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • Deaver is at his graciously cruel best in THE CUTTING EDGE. [His] singular flair for ghastly irony is on full display. Sympathetic characters... Deaver seduces us.

    — Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
  • Incredible...Deaver delivers another explosive book in the series...Deaver is a master...It will be no surprise to see THE CUTTING EDGE appear on many lists for being the best book of the year.

    — Suspense Magazine
  • Huge twists ... classic Deaver... gripping and terrific.

    — Jeff Ayers, Associated Press
  • The tale is replete with Deaver's trademark twists and turns.

    — Daily Mail (UK)
  • Deaver brings it all together and after drawing in the readers, delivers twist after twist, never letting up until the final chapter. Even then, he gives you a smack in the mouth. It is really top-drawer writing.

    — Shots Magazine
  • The nerve-jangling resolution of Deaver's latest chiller is as sparkling as any of the gems at the centre of The Cutting Edge, but he also manages in the final couple of pages to deliver one of the most vertiginous cliff-hangers any fan of the Lincoln Rhyme stories could ever wish for.

    — The Independent (Dublin)
  • Huge twists ... classic Deaver... gripping and terrific.

    — p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica}span.s1 {font-kerning: none}Jeff Ayers, Associated Press


  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Strand Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks of the Summer
  • A New York Times Best Crime Novel of 2018

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About Jeffery Deaver

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.

About Edoardo Ballerini

Marin Ireland is a voice artist who has won five Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration in 2020. She is an award-winning actress known for her starring role in the Broadway show Reasons to Be Pretty, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She has appeared in a number of off-Broadway shows and television series, including Homeland, Unforgettable, The Killing, The Following, and others.