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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,609 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Rhyme Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9780743551830
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Bestselling master of suspense Jeffrey Deaver is back with a brand-new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. To save the life of a young girl who's being stalked by a ruthless hit man. Lincoln and his protege, Amelia Sachs, are called upon to do the impossible: solve a truly "cold case" -- one that's 140 years old.

The Twelfth Card is a two-day cat-and-mouse chase through the streets of uptown Manhattan as quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs try to outguess Thompson Boyd a man whose past has turned him into a killing machine as unfeeling and cunning as a wolf. Boyd is after Geneva Settle, a high school girl from Harlem, and it's up to Lincoln and Amelia to figure out why.

The motive may have to do with a term paper that Geneva is writing about her ancestor, Charles Singleton, a former slave. Charles was active in the early civil rights movement, but was arrested for theft and disgraced. Lincoln and Amelia work frantically to figure out what actually happened on that hot July night in 1868 when Charles was arrested.

Deaver's inimitable plotting keeps this story racing at a lightening-fast clip. With breathtaking twists and multiple surprises, this is Deaver's most compelling Lincoln Rhyme audiobook to date. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deaver has no trouble getting inside the tormented mind of a killer.” 

    New York Times

  • “Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme books have nearly fetishized crime-scene procedures and technology, from ‘walking the grid’ to running samples through the gas chromatograph…absorbing.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A robust thriller that demonstrates Deaver’s unflagging ability to entertain…One of the more lively thrillers of the year.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “There’s no question, though, about Deaver’s unexcelled ability to pull the wool over your eyes. When he describes a colorless, odorless glass of liquid as water, don’t assume it is until somebody drinks it down—or maybe till an hour later.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandblock | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoy the Lincoln Rhyme series and this one had some interesting twists and turns leaving the plot to unravel all the way to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mick | 2/2/2014

    " Another Deaver contemporary detective thriller with more twists than a mountain stream. Just when I thought I had it figured out, everything changes. Maybe it's the way he describes the bad guys. Oh, this guy is real bad. The excitement and uncertainty makes it a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Watson | 1/31/2014

    " I read this book for my book club also. It is a Lincoln Rhyme story, the same characters as the Bone Collector that was made into a movie. I thought it was a good read but that is all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzy Green | 1/17/2014

    " "Twelfth" is a difficult word to say... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monty | 1/13/2014

    " This the second Lincoln Rhymes novel I've read so far, and for now on I will read them in order, all of them. I am hooked on these stories because they contain realistic plots/subplots, lots of twists and turns, much intrigue and more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/3/2014

    " I gave this 3 stars because it has been several years since I read it, and I can't remember too much about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/30/2013

    " Lincoln Rhymes is out to find out who tried to kill a black high school girl who was researching one of her ancestors from 140 years ago. What could this possibly have to do with today? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/22/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Lincoln Rhyme; a Harlem high school girl is attacked and the investigators try to track down whether its terrorists or somehow tied to an ancestor of hers "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/1/2013

    " Loved it! Chewing gum for the brain but with lots of twists and turns. I listened to the audio and one thing that I didn't like was the review of the evidence presented 3 or 4 times - this became monotonous to me. But I enjoyed the story nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Sewell | 11/24/2013

    " Good read, sometimes wandered but overall enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 10/14/2013

    " Good entry in the Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs series. In this outing, a girl escapes from a potential killer and the gang must solve a 140 year old crime in order to solve the current mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/8/2013

    " I read it traveling across country. I thought it was ok. If you like murder mystery it is up your alley. It was a good traveling book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 10/3/2013

    " I missed this one when it came out. I think it may be one of my favorite Lincoln Rhyme novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucie | 5/18/2013

    " When I last read a trashy thriller I claimed that I had learned from it not to waste my time reading any more trashy thrillers, that was clearly a complete lie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 5/4/2013

    " I enjoyed it and have liked all the Lincoln Rhyme novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 3/12/2013

    " A great story in the Lincoln Rhyme series. I am always looking forward to this author's "next book". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bri | 3/7/2013

    " I loved this thriller! Kept me turning the pages and wanting more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Kricheff | 6/5/2012

    " Featuring Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic criminalist and former captain in the NYPD helps solve the mystery behind an attempted assault on a high school girl and uncovers a 150 year old crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia Rogan | 3/7/2012

    " Wow. I really enjoyed this book. The tension was pretty consistent. It had some real surprises and I didn't know for sure "whodunit" until the big reveal. I cared about the characters and enjoyed the historical parts of it too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christo | 2/13/2012

    " Like all Deaver books, filled with twists and turns, mostly unexpected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominique | 8/25/2011

    " I really enjoyed this Lincoln Rhyme story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/18/2011

    " A little slow right now, but I love Jeffery Deaver so I'm looking forward to what happens next "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 5/13/2011

    " I love Jeffery Deaver's books about Lincoln Rhyme, this one was great. Can't wait to see what happens in the next one. Will Lincoln be able to move more parts of his body, is the therapy working? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristino | 4/28/2011

    " Every time you think it's solved the story takes another twist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christo | 4/26/2011

    " Like all Deaver books, filled with twists and turns, mostly unexpected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominique | 4/8/2011

    " I really enjoyed this Lincoln Rhyme story. "

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

    " A great story in the Lincoln Rhyme series. I am always looking forward to this author's "next book". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/17/2011

    " Good story, a nice couple of twists, got you thinking in the wrong direction and then bam! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johan | 2/13/2011

    " Story is OK, it doesn't contain too many sub plots. Not really a fan of Deaver, probably never will be, but my father keeps bringing his books from the library. It was a 5 hour read, cover to cover. Nice pass time for a change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 1/12/2011

    " A bloody, gory treat! I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirl | 12/21/2010

    " An average book but not as good as most of Deaver's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylol | 12/9/2010

    " Didn't quite like the end of the case but well it's still great "

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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

Dennis Boutsikaris has won two Obie Awards, one for his performance in Sight Unseen, and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are W.Batteries Not Included, The Dream Team, and Boys on the Side. He is a recipient of both Audie and Earphones Awards and has read over 140 audiobooks.