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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,348 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Rhyme Series Release Date: March 2002 ISBN: 9780743551694
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A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains, using his brilliant and beautiful protégé, Amelia Sachs as his arms and legs.

The awe-inspiring duo returns in The Stone Monkey. Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia track down a cargo ship headed for New York city carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as “the Ghost.” But when the Ghost’s capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time. They must stop him before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City’s Chinatown.

Over the harrowing forty-eight hours that follow, the Ghost ruthlessly hunts for the families, while Rhyme struggles to find them before they die. Amelia pursues a very different kind of police work: forming a connection with one of the immigrants that may end up have consequences for the core of her relationship with her partner and lover, Lincoln Rhyme.

The Stone Monkey abounds with Deaver’s famous trademarks: wholly unexpected plot twists, and breakneck pacing, reminding us once again why People hailed him as the “master of ticking-bomb suspense” and Publishers Weekly called him the “most clever plotter on the planet.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deaver’s labyrinthine plots are astonishing.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Rock-solid suspense.”

    People

  • “Deaver can give the reader whiplash with his twists and turns.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “Intricate plotting, plenty of surprising twists, and breakneck pacing. This is a real standout from a writer whose previous thrillers have earned him a solid following among mystery fans.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Monkey see, monkey do…and this monkey did the best so far.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A page-turner.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen Fowler-jonsson | 2/20/2014

    " Another great Deaver book. The only small complaint is sometimes I think the end is a little drawn out. BUT there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you interested and with each book I am learning things...Can not ask for more than that!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/7/2014

    " Way more detail than I care for, but the story is interesting and engrossing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa | 1/31/2014

    " this one really moved...just when you think you have it figured out... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindee | 1/31/2014

    " I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/30/2014

    " Not bad, but, in my opinion, the weakest of the Rhyme series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Bisson | 1/29/2014

    " Like Jeffrey Deaver's mysteries. He always adds an unexpected twist to his stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene | 1/28/2014

    " This is another fast paced mystery with Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs helping the FBI and INS chase a human smuggler who ties up loose ends by killing the witnesses. Very fast paced with twists and turns along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 1/25/2014

    " This was my second Lincoln Rhyme book and I liked it quite a bit. A solid plot, good twists, and excellent characters made this book rather enjoyable. The real scene stealer in this novel was the character of Sonny Lee. He is Chinese, witty, smart, and is almost the star of the book (especially considering that it is suppose to be a 'Lincoln Rhyme' novel). However, Rhyme and Amelia are just as good as I remember them from 'The Vanished Man', both heavy thinkers who will do everything possible to solve a crime. This time they are matching wits against the Ghost a Chinese snake-head, someone who charges huge fees to people looking to be smuggled into America. When this latest group of Chinese refugees find their boat sunk and the Ghost ruthlessly tracking them down to kill off the survivors. The Ghost is a pretty decent villain too, not a total monster (based on backstory) but someone driven just far enough over the edge. A gripping story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luckngrace | 1/11/2014

    " I've read almost all the Lincoln Rhyme books and I liked them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mhd | 1/1/2014

    " This was re-read. Deaver, and especially those with Lincoln Rhyme, is a favorite. Even though this was a re-read, it's so complex that I'd forgotten 3 of the twists at the end. Learned lots about human smuggling and some general Chinese culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Van Allen | 12/29/2013

    " loved it! great twists and turns, great characters and development "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Lounsberry | 12/4/2013

    " A great beach read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas James | 11/30/2013

    " It was a decent book but the plot seemed slow to develop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Delatorre | 11/26/2013

    " Good read. Didn't see the twist at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Morgan | 11/8/2013

    " Another great rhyme and Sachs book. Great mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Potter | 10/19/2013

    " Really enjoyed this. There are so many twists and turns in his books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie Martin | 8/11/2013

    " Best Rhyme book of the series so far. great plot and twists - would give 6 stars if i could "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harold | 7/4/2013

    " This story would make a great movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delaine | 5/4/2013

    " I have read other Lincoln Rhyme novels and the all have been spell binding "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 3/9/2013

    " Deaver is excellent. He's compulsively readable and consistant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Gray | 8/22/2012

    " One of the things I like about the Lincoln Rhyme books is how I always end up learning a lot about a subject I didn't previously know much about---came away with a better understanding of Chinese illegal immigration. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 6/16/2012

    " I like Deaver's stuff most times. Unfortunately, this one doesn't stand out as good or bad. Forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Curtis | 5/30/2012

    " sad story with the death of li but a satisfactory ending with the baddy get his just deserts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Santiago | 2/7/2012

    " Entertaining and engaging enough to meet my pleasure reading needs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Sherman | 10/22/2011

    " An interesting and fast paced Deaver "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia Bynt | 8/15/2011

    " Very good read kept you thinking all the time would read again despite knowing what happens "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 7/23/2011

    " This was the first Lincoln Rhyme book I read, and while I've forgotten some of the details, I remember enjoying the fast plot and twists and turns. I've read several more since then and really like the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel | 5/20/2011

    " I actually did not like this story much. For some reason, it did not interest me much and I had a hard time getting through it. Quite disappointing for a Lincoln Rhyme story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Not bad. There were a few leaps of faith in here but overall I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrie | 4/7/2011

    " This is my all time favorite Deaver book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stu | 3/24/2011

    " I generally like the Deaver Rhyme books, but this one could have been written with a lot less pages. Way to much detail - hard to stay awake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/1/2011

    " An excellent book! A favorite author as well as favorite series of mine. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 1/22/2011

    " Barring a couple interesting plot twists, the book was predictable and I couldn't stand the characters. Lincoln rhymes comes across as a less interesting, less intelligent House (antagonistic and narcissistic). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/19/2011

    " One of the things I like about the Lincoln Rhyme books is how I always end up learning a lot about a subject I didn't previously know much about---came away with a better understanding of Chinese illegal immigration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 9/19/2010

    " this is decent but the weakest of four books i've read by Deaver "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 9/18/2010

    " I think this is my favorite of the first four Lincoln Rhyme novels. The plot was interesting and the ending not so absurd as the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 9/3/2010

    " This is my second Lincoln Rhyme novel, and it felt more like a potboiler than the last one I'd read, The Bone Collector. It was ok, but suffered a bit from 2 dimensional plot points, and expected plot twists. Seriously, the Chinese cop that pops up out of nowhere? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekkila | 7/30/2010

    " One of my favorite Lincoln Rhyme Novels. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery DeaverJeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of thirty-three internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche, and three collections of short stories. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from Twisted.
About the Narrator

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time.