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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Jay Patterson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1999 ISBN: 9780743546485
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New Year's Eve, 1999. A grisly machine gun attack in the Washington, D.C. subway system leaves dozens dead and the city crippled with fear. A note delivered to the mayor's office connects the massacre to the Digger, an emotionless assassin programmed to wreak havoc on the capital at four-hour intervals, until midnight. Only a ransom of 20 million dollars delivered to his accomplice -- and mastermind -- will end the death and terror. But the Digger becomes a far more sinister threat when his accomplice is killed in a freak accident while en route to the money drop. With the ransom note as the single scrap of evidence, Special Agent Lukas calls upon Parker Kincaid, a retired FBI agent and the top forensic document examiner in the country. Somehow, by midnight, they must find the Digger -- before he finds them. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A screaming hit.”

    New York Times Book Review 

  • “A thrill ride between covers.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Dazzling.”

    New York Times

  • “Deaver is the master of ticking-bomb suspense.”

    People

  • “Exciting…A thriller that doesn't try to do more than keep the reader anxious and surprised.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “The best psychological thriller writer around.”

    Times (London)

  • “A devil of a thriller…Fascinating…Full of good characters and dialogue.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • “The plot is a sizzler…and the premise is chilling.”

    Boston Globe

  • “A fast read, chockablock with twists and turns that pave the way to a satisfying conclusion…Vintage Deaver, a smattering of clues and a race against time.”

    Denver Post 

  • “Absorbing.”

    Orlando (FL) Sentinel

  • “The wily villain, the ticking clock, and the plot twists and turns that have become Deaver’s trademarks are all here.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Outstanding, gripping, brilliant, spectacular.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bill Dufris and Deaver are a standout team. Dufris brings a rich, versatile voice to Deaver’s strong plot and believable, likeable, fully developed characters in this well-crafted tale of terror. Dufris develops unique, realistic voices for the multitude of diverse characters…Easily understood even when reading at breakneck speed, Dufris makes the listeners’ hearts beat fast and paralyzes them with fear. The suspense continues to the surprising denouement.”

    AudioFile

  • “Fair warning to newcomers: Author Deaver is just as cunning and deceptive as his killer; don’t assume he’s run out of tricks until you’ve run out of pages.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Action-packed…Suspense fans everywhere…will appreciate and enjoy this well-crafted tale of mystery and terror…Deaver is at his best here.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • An AudioFile Earphones Award winner
  • A USA Today bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Darragh | 2/2/2014

    " Great thriller with more twists and turns than the Road to Hana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas James | 1/24/2014

    " Good book. I found myself hoping that the two main characters were part of a series but it doesn't appear to be so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Bowles | 1/10/2014

    " I was unable to put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 12/18/2013

    " I didn't like the writer's style very much, but it had some fun plot twists. Nice to read by the pool on a Sunday afternoon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/11/2013

    " Suspenseful book with an unexpected twist in the plot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 11/30/2013

    " 3.5 really. A good gripping read. "

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

    " Tuh kan! Pasti ujung-ujungnya penjahat sebenernya ada di belakang si tokoh utama itu sendiri. Hah! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/4/2013

    " Just when you think things are all wrapped up, there's a new twist! I liked that Lincoln Rhyme made a guest appearance, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 7/27/2013

    " such a great story, I wish the author would do more stories using the hero of this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 7/12/2013

    " This was a very fast read! An FBI/sociopath killer thriller complete with intelligent characters and plot. My kind of book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgie Mathew | 7/4/2013

    " The first book that got me hooked to J Deaver. Brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 6/24/2013

    " A very, very good mystery thriller, following the police investigation of a criminal mastermind and his mindless killer, the Digger. I intend to read more from Deaver! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manda | 6/19/2013

    " I loved this one. It kept you on your toes while giving you hints the whole way through. Of the non-Rhyme series books, I think this ranks among my favorites so far. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Frank | 6/16/2013

    " A page-turner all the way! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith Wrinkle | 4/23/2013

    " Good, a bit confusing, but good and kept my interest. Rhyme mentioned, but only briefly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bnschmid | 2/26/2013

    " This was a great book! I couldn't put it down.I always try to figure out the ending to a book as I'm reading it,and I kind of gauge the quality of a good suspense novel by how different the ending is compared to my guesses.I failed miserably in my assumptions,thus,the 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 2/19/2013

    " Parker Kincaid, an expert forensic document analyst, is key to the capture of a sociopath who seems to have committed the perfect crime in Washington, D.C. Deaver ties up all the ends of the intricately knotted plot a little too neatly at the end but still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 1/15/2013

    " I'm a Jeff Deaver fan! I really like most of his work:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 1/1/2013

    " This was an incredible book full of suspense with a very good plot. I loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Williams | 11/6/2012

    " Great "who done it" with some very interesting twist through out the book. A very good and unexpected ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/25/2012

    " My first Deaver novel, easy to read. Twists right to the last pages. Would like to read some more of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 8/3/2011

    " Excellent; FBI with help of retired document analyst track a duo of killers who are attacking every four hours on New Year's eve until they receive $20 million. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/7/2011

    " I think this book is good written and good at keeping the readers curious and anxious to see what happen next. Another unexpected ending, I love those!! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecka | 3/3/2011

    " Loved the sit on the edge of your seat read. Deaver held my attention from the first page. Lots of twists I never expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 2/21/2011

    " A great suspense...tons of twists that I never saw coming

    Also, I love that the main character calls his kids The Whos! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/31/2011

    " This was a very entertaining and suspenseful read. Just when you think the story is winding down a new twist gets thrown in and off it goes again. Seems like everything I read from Deaver is a hit. I will read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/27/2011

    " This was a very engaging story (almost couldn't put it down), but by about the fifth major plot twist in the last few chapters I was losing interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dion | 1/24/2011

    " One of the best three (secular) modern novels I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karissa | 11/4/2010

    " It is great! Fast-pacing. Unexpected twist. Outstanding with all its bits of romance and suspense. Just GREAT. OUTSTANDING. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 10/14/2010

    " Brilliant, I thought it was finished several times before it actually ended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 10/1/2010

    " I think this book is good written and good at keeping the readers curious and anxious to see what happen next. Another unexpected ending, I love those!! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzi | 9/2/2010

    " Genuinely believable and frightening. About 8 years since I read it...and it stays with me. Very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meteorflower | 8/26/2010

    " Another amazing novel from Jeffery Deaver. Every book I have read by him is one I can't put down without a fight! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 8/11/2010

    " A very exciting plot line and I really liked the way the main character was portrayed as such a devoted father. His ability to derive clues from perps writing was intriguing. A little far fetched at the very end, but left the reader feeling good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 8/2/2010

    " If you like twists and turns in the plot, Jeffrey Deaver's books are great. "

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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.