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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: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Rhyme Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9780743552387
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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

  • “Well-written, suspenseful.”

    Booklist

  • “Lincoln Rhyme, Deaver's popular paraplegic detective, returns in a robust thriller that demonstrates Deaver's unflagging ability to entertain.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Deaver's labyrinthine plots are astonishing.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “ The best psychological thriller writer around. ”

    Times (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Okicandra Dinata | 2/20/2014

    " A 140 years cold case can solved present day asassination using forensic investigation "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Watson | 2/18/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Garehan | 2/18/2014

    " Lincoln Rhymes is a paraplegic CSI guy. He rarely ever leaves his home and has a police woman do his crime scene canvassing. Great books! FYI, Denzel Washington played Rhymes in the movie The Bone Collector, another Deaver novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula Carlson | 2/9/2014

    " One thing I can say about this book is that there were lots of twists and turns that kept you reading! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cameron | 1/31/2014

    " Not as good as the other Deaver books i've read...the twist just aren't as good and doesn't have a very exciting ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Brase | 1/15/2014

    " Deaver keeps his Lincoln Rhyme series running strong with plenty of good action filled pages. The main character of Rhyme also seems to have been injected with a bit more humor in this installment. And in true Deaver fashion what seems like this type of crime will lead to that and then conclude with something totally different. Also back for the running will be most of the characters from the others in the series that followers will quickly recognize. Overall this has been a very solid series of mysteries sure to delight fans of the genre. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharonbrown | 1/12/2014

    " boring........ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/30/2013

    " Loved all the Lincoln Rhyme Series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody | 12/16/2013

    " Loved this! From their first meeting in Bone Collector, these two are a great match! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jule | 12/2/2013

    " Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme books simply never miss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekkila | 11/24/2013

    " Another exciting Jeffrey Deaver novel. Lincoln Rhyme comes up against a very complicated murder plot. The story takes place in Harlem complete with inner city slang. The next reader is going to really enjoy this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Curtis | 11/13/2013

    " A new detective for me--I'll look for the rest of the series. I liked this book especially for the high school girl involved in the murders; she's an unusual and interesting character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johan | 11/11/2013

    " Beli obral, 20rb, selesai dlm 2 hari. Terlalu Amerika: afro-american, pengacara, arab, terorisme. Dibandingkan Alex Cross nya Patterson, ini lbh sedikit referensi amerikanya, jd ini lbh mudah dimengerti. Lumayan utk malam mingguan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 10/18/2013

    " My rating would have been much higher had the story not fallen apart about 4/5 into the book. My husband and I listened to this on vacation and were rapt. Perhaps the author was bored or his editor gave him an unrealistic deadline, but everything fell apart and the endings were very unsatisfactory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eduardo | 6/28/2013

    " Another good book from Deaver. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 6/27/2013

    " 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? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samson | 12/30/2012

    " My first Jeffery Deaver - the master of suspense and twist! I felt like a crime team member who is totally baffled by the contrasting facts obtained and summarised throughout the captivating novel. Thrilling descriptions from the criminals' perspectives add a layer of texture to the storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luckngrace | 12/1/2012

    " I love all the Lincoln Rhyme books; this one is a favorite because it taught me about magic and illusion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 WK | 8/5/2012

    " This 6th in the Lincoln Rhyme was enjoyable and it is always like visiting old friends to read another one in this series. I do not rank this one in the top 3 of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 7/19/2012

    " 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? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 4/2/2012

    " Deaver is one of my favorite authors, but this book failed to deliver for me. It had it's moments of suspense, but I was bored through most of it. I was glad to finish it so I could start a new book. This is my least favorite of his novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendopolis | 10/19/2011

    " Not as good as some other Lincoln Rhyme novels. This one was kind of dry and uninteresting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Turgeon | 10/13/2011

    " Kept thinking of Denzel Washington as Lincoln Rhyme...from the movie, "The Bone Collector" by Deaver. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gill | 8/31/2011

    " Lincoln Rhyme #6. Someone wants bright Harlem schoolgirl Geneva Settle dead. But who - and why? "

  • 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 Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

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.