By Jeffery Deaver
LINCOLN RHYME RETURNS! First brought within the spine-chilling novel The Bone Collector, Lincoln Rhyme dazzled readers with extraordinary forensic sleuthing -- all performed from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his actual incapacity along with his brains -- and the legs and arms of his outstanding and lovely protégée, Amelia Sachs. it truly is Amelia who "walks the grid" for Rhyme, performing as his eyes and ears for the famously risky and hard situations chronicled in Jeffery Deaver's bestselling novels The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, and The Empty Chair.
Now the awe-inspiring duo returns in The Stone Monkey. Recruited to aid the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization carrier practice the approximately most unlikely, Lincoln and Amelia be able to song down a shipment send headed for brand spanking new York urban and wearing dozen unlawful chinese language immigrants, in addition to the infamous human smuggler and killer referred to as "the Ghost." but if the Ghost's seize is going disastrously improper, Lincoln and Amelia locate themselves in a race opposed to time: to prevent the Ghost earlier than he can music down and homicide the 2 surviving households who've escaped from the send and vanished deep into the labyrinthine international of recent York City's Chinatown.
Over the following harrowing forty-eight hours, the Ghost brilliantly and ruthlessly hunts for the households, whereas Rhyme, aided by means of a unusual policeman from mainland China, struggles to discover them earlier than they die, and Amelia Sachs pursues a really various type of police paintings -- forming a reference to one of many immigrants that could have outcomes going to the middle of her dating together with her associate and lover, Lincoln Rhyme.
The Stone Monkey abounds with Deaver's recognized emblems: fully unforeseen plot twists, breakneck pacing, and characters who're heartbreakingly actual, reminding us once more why humans hailed him as "the grasp of ticking-bomb suspense" and Publishers Weekly referred to as him the "most smart plotter at the planet."