In his classic thriller The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver introduced readers to Lincoln Rhyme—the
nation’s most renowned investigator and forensic detective. Now, a new
killer is on the loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Rhyme
must untangle the twisted web of clues before the killer strikes again …
The killer’s methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements and
underground passageways of New York City and inks his victims’ flesh with
cryptic messages, using a tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in an
agonizing, painful death.
When a connection is made to the Bone Collector—the serial killer who
terrorized New York more than a decade ago—Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are
immediately drawn into the case.
Rhyme, Sachs, and the NYPD must race against time to answer the many
questions the investigation uncovers. Whom will the killer attack next? What is
the message behind the tattoos? Does the killer’s own inking—a fanged centipede
sporting a woman’s face—hold any significance? And what is his ultimate
mission? As they
struggle to discover the meaning behind the designs, they are led down a treacherous
and twisting path where nothing is as it seems. They must decipher the puzzle before more victims – or they themselves – are next. Download and start listening now!