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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:
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It’s New Year’s Eve, 1999 and Washington, DC is under siege. Early in the day, a grisly machine gun attack in the Dupont Circle Metro station leaves dozens dead and the city crippled with fear. A note delivered to the mayor’s office pins the massacre on the Digger, a robot-like assassin programmed to wreak havoc on the capital every four hours until midnight. Only a ransom of $20 million delivered to the Digger’s 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 Margaret 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.

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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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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.”


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

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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! "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning journalist and author. 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, Deaver has written over thirty books. His work has been nominated for an Anthony Award, a Gumshoe Award, and seven Edgar Awards. In 2004 he received the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain; he has also won the Ellery Queen Reader’s Award for Best Short Story three times. His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists, including the New York Times, the London Times, and the Los Angeles Times. Many of his novels have also been made into films; in 1999 his book The Bone Collector was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington.