The Cold Moon: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

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36 reviews

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Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic detective made famous in The Bone Collector is back in a thriller from the masterful Jeffery Deaver. When a sadistic killer leaves clocks at his murder scenes, will time run out for the criminologist and his partner Amelia Sachs?

On a frigid December night, an eerie pattern emerges from two equally brutal murder scenes, where a killer’s calling card is a moon-faced clock that seemingly ticked away the victims’ last moments. From his wheelchair, criminologist Lincoln Rhyme tracks the Watchmaker, a time-obsessed genius. With every passing second, the Watchmaker is moving with razor-sharp precision to his next act of perfectly orchestrated violence—and Rhyme can’t afford to have his trusted partner Amelia Sachs distracted by a daunting homicide case of her own. Up against a brilliant madman, Rhyme and Sachs are locked in a blood-chilling race with their deadliest enemy: time itself.

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36 reviews
A Google user
August 29, 2010
It is my first Deaver novel, so I had an open mind and didn't know what to expect. I was, however, disappointed. The turns in the plot were not credible. One of the main characters in the book, detective Rhyme, was presented in a way, which made it not only impossible to relate to, but actually made me strongly dislike the guy. I also did not enjoy the fact that the author appears unable to keep his political and moral beliefs to himself. I don't read fiction for political statements, rather for entertainment. That aside, the whole novel was not written well and not very enjoyable.
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A Google user
July 10, 2012
Jeff Deaver has been one of my favorite authors for quite a few years; having read ALL of his earlier books and more than a few of his later ones. He is one of the writers who can write about any subject and make it worth reading. I suggest his books all the time!!
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Paul Robbins
August 25, 2014
Wow Deaver does it again. The time keeper is one bad dude along with a good number of bad cop's. Rhine & Sacks plus their team are put thru the ringer solving clues and staying alive.
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About the author

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 internationally bestselling author of forty-four novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie and a hit television series on NBC. He’s received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world, including Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers and the Steel Dagger from the Crime Writers’ Association in the United Kingdom. In 2014, he was the recipient of three lifetime achievement awards. He has been named a Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America.

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