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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For those who have never read a Deaver book this is definitely the time to start. Once you are hooked you will find yourself searching for everything he has written in the past, and that is plenty. He is one of the premiere writers of mysteries and each and every one of his books is a reading pleasure from beginning to end. So get a copy of The Skin Collector and settle yourself in for hours of reading satisfaction.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Deaver’s ability to tell the reader everything and still manipulate the story with diabolical twists is the sign of a master at work. Readers unfamiliar with Lincoln Rhyme will find a detective that rivals Sherlock Holmes, and fans will enjoy the familial and reflective aspects of previous cases.”

    Associated Press

  • "[A] page-turner full of Deaver’s signature moves: frantic pacing, forensic minutiae, blindsides, gotchas and hairpin plot turns…a true return to classic form for Deaver.”

    Winnipeg Free Press

  • "‘Deavotees’ will expect and gratefully receive the many twists and sudden turns…No one is better at narrative misdirection. Just at the point you think ‘That’s impossible,’ Deaver demonstrates the exact opposite…Once again the depth of his research and characterization has created a superb example of modern American Gothic.”

    Evening Standard (London)

  • “Like all of his books, the storytelling is intricately plotted, with plenty of feints, misdirections, and endgame twists to keep the reader guessing.”

    Raleigh News and Observer

  • “Jeffery Deaver has brought a unique voice to the thriller genre, mixing high energy action into novels about a brilliant criminalist…Lincoln Rhyme has become one of the genre’s most iconic characters.”

    South Florida Sun Sentinel

  • “Outstanding…the end game remains in doubt to the end. Deaver proves himself a grand master of the genre as each surprise leads to an even bigger surprise, like a series of reverse Russian nesting dolls.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Once again, master thriller writer Deaver delivers a heart-pounding read as Lincoln Rhyme matches wits with another diabolical killer. Rhyme continues to astound with his lightning-quick recall of the technical minutiae of trace evidence. A few more layers are added to the already complex characters of Rhyme and Sachs and their relationship.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Another suspenseful and twist-filled entry in this always-exciting series.”


  • “Lincoln Rhyme, Deaver’s quadriplegic detective, returns to track down a killer with a fascination for skin. Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, this audiobook has all the twists and surprises typical of the series, and Ballerini carries listeners from start to finish, maintaining a steady pace. The core cast, both the familiar lead characters and the new ones, are brought masterfully to life through subtle and effective portrayals. Character differentiation helps the listener follow the dialogue and keep on track with the plot as it weaves its intricate path. Ballerini draws out the tension, giving fuel to the listener’s imagination. His seemingly effortless delivery is ideally suited to a story that centers on a highly introverted hero.”


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