The Midnight Lock (Paperback)Jeffery Deaver (author)
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The fifteenth page-turning instalment in Jeffrey Deaver’s bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series, The Midnight Lock sets Rhyme and Sachs on the trail of the Locksmith, a dangerous new criminal wreaking havoc in New York.
The "master of ticking-bomb suspense" Jeffery Deaver brings us the latest thriller featuring his most beloved protagonists. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are back - on the hunt for a criminal terrorising New York City.
A woman living alone in Manhattan wakes up to find that items in her apartment have moved during the night. Someone has broken into her flat and, worse than that, there are signs they have stayed to watch her sleep...
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are asked by City Hall to lead the investigation into this new and dangerous criminal: He calls himself the 'Locksmith', and can break through any lock or security system ever devised.
But their hunt is interrupted when a police investigation uncovers a crucial mistake in one of Rhyme's old cases. Fired as a consultant for the NYPD, he risks jail if the police discover he's still investigating the Locksmith.
Rhyme and his team must work in secret to untangle the web of forensic evidence that stands between the criminal and justice.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
Praise for The Colter Shaw series:
"Gripping and ingenious tale of greed and deception in the American wilderness" The Times Thriller of the Month
"[An] outstanding sequel to 2019's The Never Game...Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly...This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today's top contemporary thrillers writers." Publishers Weekly
"Deaver's reputation as a master of the corkscrewing plot is well earned... Colter Shaw seems certain to become an enduring series lead." Booklist
'The Never Game is the very definition of a page-turner' Ian Rankin
'Terrific writing, vivid and raw, Deaver grips from the very first line and never lets up. He is, hands-down, one of the finest thriller writers of our time' Peter James
'Deaver is a masterful storyteller and he's on top form with The Never Game' Daily Express
'As always, Deaver gets you in his stealthy grip on page one, and then takes you on a wild and inventive ride ...
this time with new star character Colter Shaw. No one in the world does this kind of thing better than Deaver' Lee Child
'Masterful storytelling - The Never Game is Deaver's most riveting, most twisty, most unputdownable novel yet' Karin Slaughter
'Lightning-fast and loaded with twists, The Never Game is a thrill a minute from one of the best. Don't miss it' Harlan Coben
'Jeffery Deaver scores yet again with a fascinating new detective, Colter Shaw, and a plot as full of thrills and twists and turns as you would expect from him. With The Never Game you know you are in the hands of a master. But be warned-don't start this too late in the evening because sleep would be an annoying interruption once you've started reading!' Peter Robinson
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It has been a long time since I read a Lincoln Rhyme book and so I was looking forward to reading this one and see how the characters had developed. I suspect that this series will do well now thanks to the TV series... More
“Lincoln Rhyme detective novel - many twists and turns and a very good story.”
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“The Midnight Lock by Jeffrey Deaver”
The Midnight Lock by Jeffrey Deaver is a masterclass in storytelling and is an extremely clever and entertaining story. Lincoln Rhymes and his wife Amelia Sachs feature in The Midnight Lock and it is about The... More
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