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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Suzy Green | 1/17/2014

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

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