By Jeffery Deaver
The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel
Lincoln Rhyme used to be an excellent criminologist, a genius within the box of forensics—until an twist of fate left him bodily and emotionally shattered. yet now a diabolical killer is hard Rhyme to a terrifying and creative duel of wits. With police detective Amelia Sachs by way of his part, Rhyme needs to stick to a labyrinth of clues that reaches again to a dismal bankruptcy in ny City’s past—and achieve extra into the darkness of the brain of a madman who won’t cease until eventually he has stripped existence right down to the bone.
Includes a preview of the new sequel The dermis Collector.
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Rhyme pointed this out. “Put that during the profile, Thom. yet upload a query mark. “Now let’s examine the friction ridges. ” Sachs acknowledged she didn’t have the nice fingerprint, the single they’d ID’d the unsub with. “It’s nonetheless on the federal development. ” yet Rhyme wasn’t drawn to that print. It was once the opposite one, the Kromekote Sachs had lifted from the German girl’s dermis, he desired to examine. “Not scannable,” Cooper introduced. “Isn’t even C grade. I wouldn’t supply an opinion approximately this if I needed to. ” Rhyme acknowledged, “I’m no longer attracted to id. I’m attracted to that line there. ” It was once crescent-shaped and sat correct in the midst of the pad of the finger. “What is it? ” Sachs requested. “A scar, I think,” Cooper stated. “From an previous lower. a nasty one. feels like it went all of the solution to the bone. ” Rhyme notion again to different markings and defects he’d visible on epidermis through the years. within the days prior to jobs turned regularly paper shuffling and desktop keyboarding it used to be a ways more straightforward to inform people’s jobs by way of interpreting their arms: distorted finger pads from handbook typewriters, punctures from stitching machines and cobbler’s needles, indentations and ink stains from stenographers’ and accountants’ pens, paper cuts from printing presses, scars from die cutters, specified calluses from quite a few different types of handbook hard work. . . . yet a scar like this advised them not anything. no longer but at any expense. now not until eventually they'd a suspect whose palms they could study. “What else? The knee print. this is often stable. supply us an concept of what he’s donning. carry it up, Sachs. better! saggy slacks. It retained that deep crease there so it’s ordinary fiber. during this climate, I’ll wager cotton. now not wool. You don’t see silk slacks a lot these days. ” “Lightweight, now not denim,” Cooper acknowledged. “Sports clothes,” Rhyme concluded. “Add that to our profile, Thom. ” Cooper regarded again on the video display and typed a few extra. “No success with the leaf. Doesn’t fit something on the Smithsonian. ” Rhyme stretched again into his pillow. How a lot time may they've got? An hour? ? The moon. airborne dirt and dust. Brine . . . He glanced at Sachs who was once status through herself within the nook. Her head used to be down and her lengthy crimson hair fell dramatically towards the ground. She was once taking a look into a proof bag, a frown on her face, misplaced in focus. what percentage occasions had Rhyme himself stood within the similar pose, attempting to— “A newspaper! ” she cried, having a look up. “Where’s a newspaper? ” Her eyes have been frantic as she regarded from desk to desk. “Today’s paper? ” “What is it, Sachs? ” Rhyme requested. She grabbed the hot York occasions from Jerry Banks and leafed quick via it. “That liquid . . . within the underwear,” she stated to Rhyme. “Could it's salt water? ” “Salt water? ” Cooper pored over the GC-MS chart. “Of direction! Water and sodium and different minerals. And the oil, phosphates. It’s polluted seawater. ” Her eyes met Rhyme’s they usually acknowledged at the same time, “High tide! ” She held up the paper, open to the elements map. It contained a phases-of-the-moon diagram similar to the single discovered on the scene. lower than it used to be a tidal chart. “High tide’s in 40 mins.